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Can Windows 11 Run on 4th Generation? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you are using the Intel i5 4th generation processors, you may ask, “Can Windows 11 run on the 4th generation?” Moreover, you may have lots of questions regarding this topic. In this article, we are going to answer some of your questions. Although there are a lot of confusion about Windows 11 requirements, one this that is for sure is having a TPM.

To answer the question that whether Windows 11 can run on the 4th generation or not, we can say no! The Intel i5 4th generation processors are not fit with Windows 11. Based on Microsoft’s declaration, less than 8th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11.

List of Intel i5 4th Generation Processors Which Are Not Supported by Windows 11

Check the list below for the Intel i5 4th generation processors that do not support Windows 11.

  • Intel Core i5-4210H processor
  • Intel Core i5-4278U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4308U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690K processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4690T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4460S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4590T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4422E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4410E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4260U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4220Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4402EC processor
  • Intel Core i5-4360U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4310M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4340M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4310U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4202Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4302Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4300U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4402E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4400E processor
  • Intel Core i5-4440S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4440 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200H processor
  • Intel Core i5-4330M processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570R processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670R processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4200Y processor
  • Intel Core i5-4258U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4288U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4350U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4250U processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570TE processor
  • Intel Core i5-4430S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4570T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670K processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670S processor
  • Intel Core i5-4670T processor
  • Intel Core i5-4430 processor
  • Intel Core i5-4210H processor
  • Intel Core i5-480M processor
  • Intel Core i5-470UM processor
  • Intel Core i5-460M processor
  • Intel Core i5-430UM processor
  • Intel Core i5-450M processor
  • Intel Core i5-430M processor

List of Intel CPU Windows 11 Compatibility

Intel 8th generation or higher are the ones that are compatible with Windows 11. You check all supported Intel processors listed on the official website of Microsoft. Some people presented a list of the most popular CPUs that are compatible with Windows 11.

Intel 8th generation (Coffee Lake; Whiskey Lake; Amber Lake)


  • Core i3-8100
  • Core i5-8400
  • Core i5-8600
  • Core i5-8600K
  • Core i7-8700
  • Core i7-8700K
  • Core i7-8086K


  • Core m3-8100Y
  • Core i5-8200Y
  • Core i3-8130U
  • Core i3-8145U
  • Core i3-8100H
  • Core i5-8250U
  • Core i5-8250U
  • Core i5-8400H
  • Core i7-8650U
  • Core i7-8665U
  • Core i7-8750H

Intel 9th generation (Coffee Lake Refresh)


  • Core i3-9100
  • Core i5-9400
  • Core i5-9600
  • Core i5-9600K
  • Core i7-9700
  • Core i7-9700K
  • Core i9-9900
  • Core i9-9900K

Intel 10th generation (Comet Lake; Ice Lake; Amber Lake)


  • Core i3-10100
  • Core i5-10400
  • Core i5-10600
  • Core i5-10600K
  • Core i7-10700
  • Core i7-10700K
  • Core i9-10900
  • Core i9-10900K


  • Core i3-10100Y
  • Core i3-10100U
  • Core i5-10210U
  • Core i5-10200H
  • Core i5-10400H
  • Core i7-10510U
  • Core i7-10710U
  • Core i7-10750H
  • Core i7-10850H
  • Core i9-10980HK

Intel 11th generation (Tiger Lake)


  • Core i3-11100
  • Core i5-11400
  • Core i5-11600
  • Core i5-11600K
  • Core i7-11700
  • Core i7-11700K
  • Core i9-11900
  • Core i9-11900K


  • Core i3-1115G4
  • Core i5-1135G7
  • Core i5-11300H
  • Core i7-1165G7
  • Core i7-1185G7
  • Core i7-11375H

List of AMD CPU Windows 11 Compatibility

AMD CPU Windows 11 compatibility goes back to 2018, which includes the second generation on Ryzen (Zen+). Microsoft has a list of AMD that we presented below:

AMDAthlon™Gold 3150C
AMDAthlon™Gold 3150G
AMDAthlon™Gold 3150GE
AMDAthlon™Gold 3150U
AMDAthlon™Silver 3050C
AMDAthlon™Silver 3050e
AMDAthlon™Silver 3050GE
AMDAthlon™Silver 3050U
AMDAthlon™ Gold PRO3125GE
AMDAthlon™ Gold PRO3150G
AMDAthlon™ Gold PRO3150GE
AMDAthlon™ PRO300GE
AMDAthlon™ PRO300U
AMDAthlon™ PRO3045B
AMDRyzen™ 33100
AMDRyzen™ 32300X
AMDRyzen™ 33200G with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
AMDRyzen™ 33200GE
AMDRyzen™ 33200U
AMDRyzen™ 33250C
AMDRyzen™ 33250U
AMDRyzen™ 33300U
AMDRyzen™ 33350U
AMDRyzen™ 34300G
AMDRyzen™ 34300GE
AMDRyzen™ 34300U
AMDRyzen™ 35300GE
AMDRyzen™ 35300U
AMDRyzen™ 35400U
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO3200G
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO3200GE
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO3300U
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO4350G
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO4350GE
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO4450U
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO5350G
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO5350GE
AMDRyzen™ 3 PRO5450U
AMDRyzen™ 52600
AMDRyzen™ 53600
AMDRyzen™ 53600
AMDRyzen™ 52500X
AMDRyzen™ 52600E
AMDRyzen™ 52600X
AMDRyzen™ 53350G
AMDRyzen™ 53350GE
AMDRyzen™ 53400G with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
AMDRyzen™ 53400GE
AMDRyzen™ 53450U
AMDRyzen™ 53500 Processor
AMDRyzen™ 53500C
AMDRyzen™ 53500U
AMDRyzen™ 53550H
AMDRyzen™ 53580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
AMDRyzen™ 53600X
AMDRyzen™ 53600XT
AMDRyzen™ 54500U
AMDRyzen™ 54600G
AMDRyzen™ 54600GE
AMDRyzen™ 54600H
AMDRyzen™ 54600HS
AMDRyzen™ 54600U
AMDRyzen™ 55300G
AMDRyzen™ 55300GE
AMDRyzen™ 55500U
AMDRyzen™ 55600G
AMDRyzen™ 55600GE
AMDRyzen™ 55600H
AMDRyzen™ 55600HS
AMDRyzen™ 55600U
AMDRyzen™ 55600X
AMDRyzen™ 56600H
AMDRyzen™ 56600U
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO2600
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3600
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3350G
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3350GE
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3400G
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3400GE
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO3500U
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO4650G
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO4650GE
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO4650U
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5650G
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5650GE
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5650HS
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5650HX
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5650U
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5750G
AMDRyzen™ 5 PRO5750GE
AMDRyzen™ 72700
AMDRyzen™ 75800
AMDRyzen™ 75800
AMDRyzen™ 72700E Processor
AMDRyzen™ 72700X
AMDRyzen™ 73700C
AMDRyzen™ 73700U
AMDRyzen™ 73700X
AMDRyzen™ 73750H
AMDRyzen™ 73780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
AMDRyzen™ 73800X
AMDRyzen™ 73800XT
AMDRyzen™ 74700G
AMDRyzen™ 74700GE
AMDRyzen™ 74700U
AMDRyzen™ 74800H
AMDRyzen™ 74800HS
AMDRyzen™ 74800U
AMDRyzen™ 75700G
AMDRyzen™ 75700GE
AMDRyzen™ 75700U
AMDRyzen™ 75800H
AMDRyzen™ 75800HS
AMDRyzen™ 75800U
AMDRyzen™ 75800X
AMDRyzen™ 76800H
AMDRyzen™ 76800U
AMDRyzen™ 76810U
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO2700
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO3700
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO2700X
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO3700U
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO4750G
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO4750GE
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO4750U
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO5850HS
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO5850HX
AMDRyzen™ 7 PRO5850U
AMDRyzen™ 95900
AMDRyzen™ 95900
AMDRyzen™ 93900 Processor
AMDRyzen™ 93900X
AMDRyzen™ 93900XT
AMDRyzen™ 93950X
AMDRyzen™ 94900H
AMDRyzen™ 94900HS
AMDRyzen™ 95900HS
AMDRyzen™ 95900HX
AMDRyzen™ 95900X
AMDRyzen™ 95950X
AMDRyzen™ 95980HS
AMDRyzen™ 95980HX
AMDRyzen™ 96900HX
AMDRyzen™ 96980HX
AMDRyzen™ 9 PRO3900
AMDRyzen™ 9 PRO3900
AMDRyzen™ EmbeddedV2516
AMDRyzen™ EmbeddedV2546
AMDRyzen™ EmbeddedV2718
AMDRyzen™ EmbeddedV2748
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™2920X
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™2950X
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™2970WX
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™2990WX
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™3960X
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™3970X
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™3990X
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™ PRO3945WX
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™ PRO3955WX
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™ PRO3975WX
AMDRyzen™ Threadripper™ PRO3995WX

There is a list of most common CPUs in the level of consumers presented below:

AMD Ryzen 2000 series (Zen+; Zen)


  • Ryzen 3 2300X
  • Ryzen 5 2600
  • Ryzen 7 2700
  • Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
  • Ryzen Threadripper 2990X

AMD Ryzen 3000 series (Zen 2; Zen+)


  • Ryzen 3 3100
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Ryzen 9 3900
  • Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Ryzen 9 3950X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
  • Ryzen Threadripper 3995WX
  • Ryzen 3 3200G**
  • Ryzen 5 3400G**


  • Ryzen 3 3300U
  • Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Ryzen 5 3550H
  • Ryzen 7 3700U
  • Ryzen 7 3750H

AMD Ryzen 4000 series (Zen 2)


  • Ryzen 3 4300G
  • Ryzen 5 4600G
  • Ryzen 7 4700G


  • Ryzen 3 4300U
  • Ryzen 5 4500U
  • Ryzen 5 4600H
  • Ryzen 7 4700U
  • Ryzen 7 4800HS
  • Ryzen 7 4800H
  • Ryzen 9 4900HS
  • Ryzen 9 4900H

AMD Ryzen 5000 series (Zen 3)


  • Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Ryzen 9 5950X


  • Ryzen 3 5400U
  • Ryzen 5 5600U
  • Ryzen 5 5600HS
  • Ryzen 5 5600H
  • Ryzen 7 5800U
  • Ryzen 7 5800HS
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Ryzen 9 5900HS
  • Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • Ryzen 9 5980HS
  • Ryzen 9 5980HX

Reasons that i5 4th Generation CPUs Incompatible with Windows 11

Generally, there are two reasons that i5 4th generation CPUs are incompatible with Windows 11. One of them is TPM 2.0. TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module, which is designed to provide security for hardware. TPM is not a new feature for Windows, but TPM 1.2 is not suitable for Windows 11. Therefore, you need TPM 2.0 to install Windows 11. By default, TPM is on motherboards. Many Intel i5 4th generation processors lack TPM on their motherboards, and because of this, it is not compatible with Windows 11.

Another reason is that Microsoft provided several features for Windows 11 to make it faster, user-friendlier, and more secure. Older processors cannot control these features, and due to this, it is incompatible with Windows 11.

How to Install Windows 11 on i5 4th Generation Processors?

To install Windows 11 on 4th generation processors, follow the steps below:

  1. From the official website of Microsoft, download Windows Disk Image (ISO file).
  2. Click on download dropdown.
  3. Select Windows 11.
  4. Click on download.
  5. Choose your Product Language.
  6. Click on Confirm.
  7. Select the 64-bit download.


In this article, we fully presented why 4th generation processors are not compatible with Windows 11. Do you have Intel i5 4th generation processor? Which version of Windows do you have? Do you know how to upgrade it to Windows 11? Share your ideas with us.

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