Although Microsoft repeatedly claims that Windows 11The TPM 2.0 requirement of is an unbreakable rule, another engineer has once again circumvented this requirement, this time forcing Windows 11 on a Duo Surface.
Although the Surface Duo is primarily an Android device, serial tinkerer Gustave Monce showed on Twitter that even this barrier won’t prevent Windows 11 from being crammed onto the device with some success.
In tweets detailing their adventures with their DIY getaway, Monce notes that it’s “a bit glitchy” but the project works nonetheless, allowing them to control the dual-screen device via a Bluetooth mouse, as unfortunately they don’t have failed to get in touch commands are working for now.
A little glitchy, but here we go pic.twitter.com/gyiZsSdzeDMay 1, 2022
As you might expect from the notorious Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement and the Surface Duo only having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor inside, this version of Windows 11 on the Surface Duo has not one, but two warnings proclaiming that the system requirements are not met, thanks to the dual-screen devices.
Analysis: let us already have Windows 11 Microsoft
As more devices and processors prove to be able to run Windows 11 at least successfully, Microsoft is under increasing pressure to do something beyond simply fixing the flaws that allow hardware not supported to run the operating system.
Official adoption of Windows 11 has slowed recently, indicating that the majority of people may not even have the hardware to run Windows 11, let alone the desire to upgrade.
With Windows 10 set to end support after October 2025, Microsoft faces the imminent possibility of leaving behind a large portion of its user base unable to upgrade. This would leave these users potentially vulnerable to security threats as they continue to use old but still functional software, so hopefully Microsoft can find an amicable solution.
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