Can AMD A9 run Windows 11? (No, but Why?)

If you are an AMD A9 user like me, then you are probably wondering whether your AMD A9 processor is compatible with Windows 11 or not.

After doing a ton of research, I found the answer to this question & I have written this article to inform you the actual truth.

So, Can AMD A9 run Windows 11?

No! the AMD A9 processors are not compatible with the Windows 11 operating system because windows 11 is only supported by 8th gen intel and ryzen 2000 series processor. 

Although most AMD A9 processors based PCs complete all the system requirements for Windows 11, including (Secure Boot Capability, TPM chip, Storage, etc.), but these are not compatible with Windows 11.

I know that the brief answer doesn’t satisfy you too much; therefore, in the below section, I have created a list of all the AMD A9 processors that are not compatible with Windows 11.

List of AMD A9 Processors not Supported by Windows 11

Here I have made a list of all the AMD A9 processors that are not compatible with the Windows 11 operating system, so check it-

  • AMD A9 9425 (Release-2018)
  • AMD A9 9420 (Release- 2017)
  • AMD A9 9410 (Release- 2016)
  • AMD A9 9400 (Release- 2016)
  • AMD A9 9420e (Release- 2018)

All of the mentioned AMD A9 processors are not compatible with Windows 11, and if you are using these processors, then you will not receive any updates from Microsoft about Windows 11.

Why is AMD A9 Processors not Compatible with Windows 11?

You are probably wondering why your AMD A9 processor is not compatible with Windows 11 as it completes all the system requirements for Windows 11.

Well, there can be different reasons behind this, and here I have discussed some of the primary reasons-

7th generation

It is one of the most crucial causes about why AMD A9 processors don’t support the Windows 11-

Most AMD A9 processors belong from the 7th generation AMD series, and Microsoft clearly stated that the 7th gen processors would not get the Windows 11 update.

Moreover, almost all the AMD 7th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11 because only 8th gen or upper generation processors are eligible for the Windows 11 update.

TPM 2.0

The term TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module, and it is a kind of cryptographic chip. Microsoft introduces this chip within Windows 11 to enhance security.

The TPM technology is designed to provide hardware-based security-related functions, and the TPM 2.0 is the upgraded version of TPM 1.2.

To install Windows 11, your PC needs the capability to run the TPM 2.0 chip. Most of the PCs shipped in the last six years can run the TPM 2.0 chip.

Some AMD A9 processor-based PCs come with the TPM 2.0 chip, but some old PCs such as A9 9410 & A9 9400 come with the old TPM 1.2 version, which is insufficient for Windows 11.

Other Issues

Secure Boot is another prominent security feature that Microsoft introduces with Windows 11; it is designed to prevent malicious software from loading when your PC boots.

Although most modern PCs are capable of securing Boot, but due to some settings, older PCs appear not to be capable of secure Boot.

So, you have to check out whether your AMD A9 processor-based PC secure Boot capable or not. Most of the time, the settings will be fine.

The last thing you need to check that whether your AMD A9 processor-based PC has enough space to Install Windows 11 or not because this operating system is bulky in size.

What should you Do?

Most of the AMD A9 processors based PCs will complete the system requirements, but they are not compatible with Windows 11.

Fortunately, there is one solution for you, and you can upgrade to Windows 11 but not from the Windows update.

You have to use a bootable USB flash drive or ISO file to manually perform a clean install or in-place upgrade.

Final Thoughts

So, based on all the system requirements, it can be said that the AMD A9 processor-based PCs are not compatible with Windows 11, but you can upgrade by using a bootable USB flash drive or ISO file.

I hope this article is helpful for you. Keep following this blog regularly if you want to know more about Windows 11, AMD A9 processors, computers, and other technology-related things.

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