Does i5 4th Gen CPUs support Windows 11? (No! But Why?)

If you are using the Intel i5 4th generation processors, then you probably wondering whether your processor is compatible with Windows 11 or not.

After doing a ton of research, I wrote this article to inform you of everything regarding this.

So, Do i5 4th Gen CPUs support Windows 11?

No! the Intel i5 4th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11, and according to Microsoft’s statements, anything less than 8th generation processors will not support Windows 11. 

I know that you still have lots of questions in your mind regarding this & all of your questions are discussed below.

List of i5 4th Gen Processors not Supported by Windows 11

Here I have made a list of all the Intel i5 4th generation processors not supported by Windows 11. So, let’s check out the list-

  • Intel Core i5-4210H processor
  • Intel Core i5-4278U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4308U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690K processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4422E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4410E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4260U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4220Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4402EC processor
  • Intel Core i5-4360U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4310M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4340M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4310U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4202Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4302Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4402E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4400E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4440S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4440 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200H processor
  • Intel Core i5-4330M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570R processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670R processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4258U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4288U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4350U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4250U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570TE processor
  • Intel Core i5-4430S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670K processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4430 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210H processor
  • Intel Core i5-480M processor
  • Intel Core i5-470UM processor
  • Intel Core i5-460M processor
  • Intel Core i5-430UM processor
  • Intel Core i5-450M processor
  • Intel Core i5-430M processor

All these i5 4th generation processors mentioned above are not supported by Windows 11.

Why are i5 4th Gen CPUs not compatible with Windows 11?

Many peoples wonder why Intel core i5 4th generation processors are not supported by Windows 11; there are mainly two reasons behind this, and the reasons are-

TPM 2.0

The term TPM stands for trusted platform module, and it is a kind of cryptographic chip designed to provide hardware-based security-related functions.

Microsoft wants to make Windows 11 more secure than its previous operating systems; therefore, they have introduced the TPM 2.0 concept within Windows 11.

Although TPM is not a new concept, some devices come with the TPM 1.2 version, which is insufficient to install Windows 11. To install Windows 11, you require the TPM 2.0 chip, which came out around 2014 to 2015.

Usually, the TPM chip is installed on the motherboards by default, but most of the modern CPUs come with firmware-based TPM support.

Most of the Intel i5, 4th generation processors, based PCs lack the TPM chip on its motherboard & besides that, these processors don’t come with the firmware TPM support. 

Because of this lacking TPM feature, the i5 3rd generation processors are incompatible with Windows 11.

8th Gen Processors

Microsoft introduces several advanced features within Windows 11 to make it more secure, faster & users friendly.

The older processors-based PCs cannot handle all the advanced features; therefore, Microsoft clearly stated that only 8th generation Intel processors are allowed for Windows 11.

Because of these criteria, the 4th generation Intel processors becomes incompatible with Windows 11.

Also Read: Can i5 3rd Gen Processors run Windows 11?

Is there any way to Install Windows 11 on i5 4th Gen Processors?

Microsoft does not allow all the processors for Windows 11; still, there is a way through which you can install Windows 11 on unsupported processors.

So, You can check out whether this method worked with the INTEL 4th gen processors or not. Here, I am talking about bypassing the processor requirement for Windows 11.

But before following this process, you should backup your important data.

How to install Windows 11 on Unsupported Processors?

Follow the steps mentioned below to install Windows 11 on unsupported processors-

Step 1

First, download Windows Disk Image (ISO file) from Microsoft’s official website. Here’s the link.

Now, click on the select download dropdown icon and choose the Windows 11 (Multi-Edition ISO).

Step 2

After choosing Windows 11, next, hit the download button.

Next, click the choose one dropdown, select your product language and hit confirm.

Step 3

Now, in the final step, click the 64-bit download.

After doing all these things, follow this article to bypass the CPU by editing the Windows registry.

Will i5 4300U support Windows 11?

The Intel i5 4300 CPU comes with 2 CPU cores, and this processor was released in 2013.

But this 4th generation i5 4300u processor doesn’t support Windows 11 because Microsoft clearly stated that only 8th & upper 8th generation processors are compatible with Windows 11. 

There is no possibility that it will support Windows 11, but you can use Windows 10 up to 2025.

Can i5 4460 run Windows 11?

No! the Intel i5 4460 processor released in 2014 doesn’t support the latest Windows 11 operating system. 

This processor is not compatible with Windows 11 because it is a 4th generation processor & only the 8th and upper generations processors are compatible with Windows 11.

Will i5 4570 support Windows 11?

The Intel i5 4570 processor is not compatible with Windows 11 because it is a 4th-generation intel processor. 

In future, there isn’t a possibility that this processor will support Windows 11, but you can Window 10 up to 2025.

Also Read: Can Intel Pentium run Windows 11?

Final Thoughts

Based on all the examples, it has to be said that the Intel i5 4th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11 because these processors don’t come with TPM support. But you can apply the bypass method to see whether the method worked for you or not.

I hope this article is helpful for you & if you want to know more about Windows 11, TPM chips, Computers, PC components and other technology-related things, then keep following this blog regularly.


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