How to Install Windows 11 on an Unsupported AMD PC? Not everyone can easily upgrade to this new OS, especially those with unsupported AMD PCs and GPUs that don’t get official support from Microsoft & AMD. But fear not! This guide will walk you through the steps to unlock the future by installing Windows 11 on your beloved AMD-powered machine. In this tech-savvy era, everyone should want to be on the latest OS like Windows 11 which offers a wide range of features and enhancements with the power of AI.
Understanding the Challenge
why is installing Windows 11 on unsupported AMD PCs a challenge? the answer is Windows 11 comes with specific hardware requirements, and AMD processors that don’t meet these requirements can’t run it out of the box. But with a little determination and the right steps, you can overcome this obstacle.
Preparing Your PC
1. Backup Your Data Before making any significant changes to your system, it’s crucial to back up your data. Create a secure backup of your important files to prevent any data loss during the installation process.
The Installation Process
Obtain Windows 11
To install Windows 11, you’ll need an ISO file. You can download the official Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft’s website for that check here and then select Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) for x64 devices
Create a Bootable USB Drive
You’ll need a bootable USB drive to install Windows 11. Use tools like Rufus to create one with the downloaded ISO file. You should be prompted to remove Windows 11 requirements in Rufus tick them
Adjust BIOS Settings
Access your PC’s BIOS settings by restarting and pressing the appropriate key (usually Del or F2 & HP f10). Configure the boot order to prioritize the USB drive and disable secure boot enable tpm –
Complete the Installation
Follow the remaining installation steps, and Windows 11 will be installed on your AMD PC we recommend doing a clean install of Win 11 instead of upgrades that may cause problems After Windows 11 is installed, you’ll need to install compatible drivers for your AMD hardware. the best way is to let Windows updates automatically install all available updates & drivers from the Windows update this may take a few times depending on your internet speed
AMD A12 9700P Radeon R7 + WIN 11 Test
we tested the latest Windows 11 23h2 on an HP Pavillion 15 laptop which came with AMD powered chipset including AMD A12 9720p with dual AMD graphics > AMD Radeon r7 + raden r7 m340 – we installed Windows 11 like the steps shown above and installed the drivers from windows updates till now everything is running smoothly no issues as we know amd have no plans to release drivers for amd a12 apu r7 and r7 m340 so never install drivers from AMD website for your unsupported GPU as this will cause problems on windows 11 all stock windows drivers within updates running fine if you encountered any drivers related issues on win11 then open Windows update > advanced options > optional updates then you should see drivers for your PC install them and restart that’s how you can enjoy windows 11 on unsupported amd systems & laptops –
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