Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
At the last minute, Microsoft provides a path to upgrading unsupported hardware to Windows 11
Whilst Windows 11 got a heated start with its strict hardware requirements, it appears that an upgrade path has surfaced at the last minute for PCs that are unsupported, allowing them to upgrade to Windows 11 regardless, albeit with a caveat that they might not receive security updates.
Wow. Well, Microsoft didn't lie. You can in fact install Windows 11 on any PC using the Media Creation Tool. Here I am updating Windows 7 on this ThinkPad X200 to Windows 11. Insane. Wonder how it'll work in the unsupported state. 😬 pic.twitter.com/xGqM5UfpIm
— Arif Bacchus (@abacjourn) October 4, 2021
Microsoft is launching a new Feedback portal for Teams, Edge, and Windows
A new Feedback portal is set to launch in preview by the end of the year, offering a one-stop-shop for providing feedback on Microsoft 365 apps and services, as well as bringing support for leaving feedback on Windows in 2022.
AMD acknowledges Windows 11 performance issues for some PCs with Ryzen CPUs
Performance issues have arisen with some PCs that have Ryzen CPUs, when using Windows 11. AMD has acknowledged the issue. The impact can be up to 15% in some games.
Microsoft's Surface app updates for Windows 11, 10, and 8.1 devices with new improvements
The Surface app has been updated across Windows 11, 10, and 8.1, bringing 36 new languages, smart charging, and other minor changes.
That's it for this week. We'll be back next week with more Windows news.