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ASUS makes 130 older Intel motherboards compatible with Windows 11

As soon as you follow us on a daily basis, you will know all the controversy that was formed with the TPM 2.0, the Intel CPUs and Windows 11. We published an exclusive article about this, based on the information that Intel itself provided us about PTT and TPM 2.0. Based on this and as was logical and foreseeable, Microsoft hastened to increase the compatibility list of certain processors and now ASUS does the same with the support for its boards.

Microsoft backs down and passes the “hot potato” to manufacturers, with Intel as the spectator

When Microsoft slipped in the Windows 11 hardware requirements and we read them, everything went very well until we hit TPM 2.0. This meant that since many platforms were not supported, the Redmond ones left behind millions of PCs around the world.

Here the Intel PTT technology came into play, which is a firmware encryption that works with the bases of TPM 2.0 and which in this case replaces it allowing to install Windows 11. What happened? That in the first Microsoft listing for said OS there were many CPUs that, supposedly, had support, but it was not reflected.

After correcting the list and updating it, the manufacturers have had to get to work, since Microsoft is going to authorize and support more processors, including many based on the Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures. Does your platform and PC have support now?

Windows 11 on ASUS motherboards: up to 9 chipsets and 130 older models are now supported

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There will be up to 9 chipsets that in this case ASUS will include in the support list for Windows 11 plus all those that were already there, which are many. This includes of course almost all the motherboard models that carried them:

  • Z270
  • Q270
  • H270
  • B250
  • Z170
  • H170
  • Q170
  • B150
  • H110

This means a whopping 130 models that will be updated through their corresponding BIOS / UEFI and that although it is good news ASUS leaves a small statement about all of them:

The following motherboards are compatible with Windows 11 under current testing. Upgradability is subject to operating system support or availability of third-party drivers.

What does this mean? Well, Microsoft is still in tests for Skylake and Kaby Lake, where it should confirm this compatibility thanks to Intel PTT. It is also not ruled out that this compatibility continues to increase, since there are even older platforms with support for this type of fTPM.

What is certain is that not even Microsoft itself knows how far it is going to extend the compatibility after the stir created, since as such TPM 2.0 can be installed through an external chip on a board with a CPU that does not have compatibility, also allowing to install said SO.

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