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Microsoft Officially Acknowledges Windows 11 2024 LTSC Amidst Installation Bypass Revelations

Strict Windows 11 requirements frustrate users who find workarounds. Microsoft acknowledges them but prioritizes security with Windows 11 LTSC

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's introduction of came with stringent system requirements, sparking widespread debate among technology enthusiasts and general users. The company's decision to exclude processors such as Intel's 7th generation and AMD's first-generation Ryzen from the list of compatible CPUs has been a particular point of contention. Despite these processors' capabilities to run Windows 11, Microsoft excluded them due to the absence of specific security features deemed essential for the new operating system. Additionally, the requirement for TPM version 2.0 highlighted Microsoft's focus on enhanced security measures for Windows 11.

Unofficial Bypasses and Microsoft's Stance

In light of these strict requirements, users have sought and shared methods to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. Notably, a single command trick that facilitates bypassing the system requirements check during the setup process gained attention in October 2023, although it had been in circulation since 2022. Furthermore, a recent discovery reveals a similar bypass for Windows 11 LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel) versions. By selecting the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC option during setup, users can avoid the system requirement checks entirely, a fact highlighted by a user's tweet showcasing the process. Microsoft has acknowledged these workarounds, including making a registry bypass official, albeit with warnings about potential risks and lack of support.

Windows 11 2024 LTSC Announcement

Amid these developments, Microsoft has confirmed the upcoming release of “Windows 11 2024 LTSC,” along with Key Management Solutions (KMS) client product keys, following leaked images of the edition. This confirmation fulfills the company's previous promise of a Windows 11 LTSC edition, made in April of the preceding year. The LTSC version aims to provide a stable and long-term solution for enterprise environments, prioritizing security and reliability over frequent feature updates.

The ongoing debate surrounding Windows 11's system requirements underscores the tension between Microsoft's security aspirations and the user community's desire for flexibility. While unofficial bypasses offer temporary solutions, Microsoft's official responses and updates, such as the confirmation of Windows 11 2024 LTSC, indicate ongoing efforts to address user concerns within the framework of system security and integrity.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.