About a year ago Microsoft introduced a feature in Windows 11 that displayed, using a permanent watermark at the bottom right of the screen, if a computer did not meet the requirements for that operating system. It was something that generated a lot of controversy and that added to what some know as “the drama of Windows 11 requirements”.
It is a drama because the issue of Windows 11 requirements has left a multitude of perfectly functional teams without support which, to this day, are still capable of offering a good level of performance. However, within that drama there are nuances of comedy because it is possible to skip the requirements, and because once the operating system is done it continues to work without much problem, at least today.
In the end, Microsoft decided not to carry that permanent watermark of “Your computer does not meet the requirements for Windows 11” to the commercial version of said operating system, but the Redmond giant has recently recovered this feature, and it seems that it could end up being integrated into the 22H2 update.
It goes without saying that it is something very annoying, and it may seem to us that it does not have any kind of value, although deep down it could make some sense, since this message would serve as an alert to less knowledgeable consumers that a PC or laptop that they are going to buy does not really meet the requirements of Windows 11. This is precisely what makes me think that this function could end up coming to the general channel.
If you use Windows 11 in the Insider channel and this message has started to appear, don’t worry, you can delete it by following these steps:
- Press the Windows key, type “regedit” and enter the first result.
- Look for “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache”.
- Modify the “SV2 DWORD” value from 1 to 0.
- Save and refresh.
- If you can’t find “UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache” right click on “Control Panel” directory inside “Registry Editor”.
- Hit “New > Key” and name it “UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache”.
- Add the SV2 DWORD subkey in that directory, and change its value from 1 to 0.
- Save and refresh.
What do you think that Microsoft has decided to show this notice again for not meeting the requirements of Windows 11? Do you think that it can have some value for the user or that it is directly nonsense? The comments are yours.