Microsoft released its first major update to Windows 11, Sun Valley 2, through Windows Insider Program, even to machines without the right hardware…
Microsoft recently pushed out its first big update to its Windows 11 operating system. Allegedly dubbed Sun Valley 2, the new build is reportedly ready for release. However, a bit of last-minute experimentation seemingly raised at least a few questions about Microsoft’s strict hardware requirements to properly install and run the OS. That’s because it was accidentally released through the Windows Insider Program, which included unsupported devices.
Microsoft Accidentally Releases a Windows 11 Update to Older Machines
Microsoft initially rolled out the release about a week ago. It contained Windows 11 22H2 in the Release Preview Channel on June 7. That version features drag and drop, an improved Start menu, along with a new Task Manager, and Mica for Win32 apps. While those upgrades are certainly helpful, the OS isn’t supposed to run on computers without outdated hardware. Yet, it did, though not everyone with unsupported machines did get the update.
Microsoft states Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 and newer processors to handle the software. Regardless, some members did get the updated version, even though their computers didn’t meet the minimum requirements set by the company. Of course, Microsoft quickly pulled the release and responded, “It’s a bug and the right team is investigating it. The requirements have not changed.”