Windows 11 Alienware Compatibility

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  1. alexnvidia

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    Windows 11 announced, thinking of starting a thread to check what models are eligible for upgrade. Basically the two things stopping the upgrade are TPM2.0 module and Secure Boot.

    For those who would like to do a compatibility check, head on to this site and download the PC Health Check App.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11

    Feel free to share your findings here if your system is compatible. State the Model, compatibility check result and if you ran into issues, what was done to resolve it.

    As for mine, I'm using a Alienware 15 R3, it has both TPM2.0 and Secure boot. I enabled both in BIOS but the combability PC health check still failed. Not sure what went wrong. Maybe those with the same year model can share your findings here.
     
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    Does the Secure Boot requirement mean there will be no dual booting Win11 and Linux?
     
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    Alienware 15 r3 6820HK not compatible according to the health check app

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    LOL. Microsoft lost it.
     
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    Microsoft seriously dropped the ball here. Skylake, Kaby lake, even comet lake are the same architecture. Which part of those CPU did not meet their dumb CPU requirements?

    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)

    Skylake and Kaby lake have doubled the cores and far higher than 1GHz and are all 64-bit CPU. TPM 2.0 and secure boot all present. What's with the hold up?
     
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    Dell computers tested for upgrade to Windows 11

    https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/...r-new-windows-tested-systems#Alienware-NB-W11

    Alienware Laptop
    The following list of Alienware laptops that have been tested for upgrade to Windows 11. If your computer model is not listed, Dell is not testing the device, and drivers have not been updated for that model.

    • Alienware Area-51m
    • Alienware Area-51m R2
    • Alienware m15
    • Alienware m15 R2
    • Alienware m15 R3
    • Alienware m15 R4
    • Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
    • Alienware m15 R6
    • Alienware m17
    • Alienware m17 R2
    • Alienware m17 R3
    • Alienware m17 R4
    • Alienware x15 R1
    • Alienware x17 R1
     
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    A gift from MS to their OEM partners to help them generate more sales.

    Introducing Ubuntu.
     
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    Here here for Windows 11 LTSC or super debloated version. Any trusted iso out yet?
     
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