Microsoft integrates several advanced security features within Windows 11 to make it more secure. But this Windows 11 operating system is not compatible with all computers & CPUs. Regarding this many AMD A6 users are asking whether it is possible or not to run Windows 11 on AMD A6?
I have been using this AMD A6 Laptop for the past 2 years, and I have researched whether it can run Windows 11 or not.
So, Does AMD A6 support Windows 11?
No! the AMD A6 cannot run Windows 11 because it doesn’t match the system requirements of Windows 11 like the UEFI secure boot capability, TPM 2.0 chip & Direct X12 compatibility with WDDM 2.0 driver support.
Besides that, Microsoft released a list of AMD processors’ lists where this processor’s name is not mentioned.
After getting the answer, you might be curious why AMD A6 cannot run Windows 11? as it matches most of the system requirements.
After some research, I come to know why it is not compatible with Windows 11 & in the below section, I have explained the things.
Why Windows 11 is not compatible with AMD A6?
AMD A6 is one of the most popular processors, but it is not compatible with Windows 11; let’s check out why it is not compatible with Windows 11?
The Processor requirement for Windows 11 operating system is 1 GHz or faster with 2 CPU cores.
The newer AMD A6 processor-based laptops have these CPU specifications (2 CPU cores & 2.6 GHz), but some older AMD A6 computers do not fulfill the processor’s system requirement; therefore, they are not compatible with Windows 11.
As Microsoft mentioned in the system requirements of Windows 11, to run this operating system, you need 4 GB of RAM space.
Most AMD A6 processor-based computers come with 4 GB of RAM space, but only 3.4 GB of RAM space is useable amongst that amount of RAM.
This is another reason why AMD A6 cannot run Windows 11; however, to fix this problem, you can increase your computer’s RAM space to install this Windows 11.
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The Windows 11 operating system is bigger than Windows 10; therefore, you need more space on your computer.
The download file size of Windows 11 is around 5.1 GB, and the upgrade or update size of Windows 11 is approximately 3.5 GB. Although the download size of the Windows 11 64 bit ISO file is 5.1 GB (fo English Language), if the scenario includes multiple architectures, the ISO size can reach up to 6GB. But also keep in mind that you need a minimum of 8 GB of storage space to set up a bootable USB correctly.
Besides that, if we count the Windows 11 ESD file size, then Windows 11 file size will be around 24GB & based on computer hardware like utilities and graphics cards additional 2 GB space is required.
Moreover, the AMD & NVidia are huge; therefore, you always need 10 to 20 GB of extra space.
On average, you will need 30 to 40 GB of storage space to install Windows 11.
According to Microsoft, 64 GB storage is required to install Windows 11, but 64 GB is not enough; you at least need 120 GB of free space. Most AMD A6 processor-based computers come with 64GB of storage space filled with various software and files; therefore, these AMD A6 cannot run Windows 11.
Secure Boot Capable
According to Microsoft, you cannot run Windows 11 if your PC is not currently Secure Boot Capable.
The Secure Boot is an essential security feature designed to prevent malicious software from loading when your PC boots up. Most modern PCs are capable of secure boot, but in some instances, there may be settings that cause the PC to appear not to be capable of secure boot.
The AMD A6 processors based PCs are not capable of UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) secure boot; therefore, these PCs cannot run Window 11.
TPM 2.0 Chip
The TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module, is an international standard for a secure cryptoprocessor; it is a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys. In simple words, TPM is a cryptographic module that enhances a computer’s security & privacy.
According to Microsoft, if your PC does not contain the TPM 2.0 chip, you cannot run Windows 11 in your PC system.
Most of the PCs shipped in the past 5 years (from 2016) can run the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 version.
So, if you are using modern AMD A6 PCs like AMD A6 9550, you can run Windows 11 because it contains the TPM 2.0 chip. But if you are using any AMD A6 which shipped before 2016, then there is a high chance that your PC does not have the TPM 2.0 chip, and because of that, you cannot run the Windows 11.
Also Read: Does Windows 11 have an Emulator?
As Microsoft mentioned in the minimum system requirements of Windows 11, to run Windows 11, you will need a graphics card that is compatible with the Direct X 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 (Windows Display Driver Model 2.0).
As everyone knows, Windows 11 provides advanced gaming features like Auto HDR, and the Direct X 12 enables developers to add amazing graphics effects to Microsoft Windows-based PC games.
Most of the AMD A6 processors based PCs are low-end PCs; therefore, these are not compatible with the Direct X 12.
Based on all of the reasons, it can be said that Windows 11 is not compatible with the AMD A6 CPUs-based PCs.
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