Previously, I want to tell you friends, considering that there are also many who have told me about the experiences of WinPoin readers using Windows 11 on unsupported devices on the article Opinion of WinPoin Readers Regarding Windows 11.
So here I’m still using Asus K401UQK with Intel Core i5 7200U specifications, Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 20 GB RAM and Nvidia Geforce 940MX, previously I used Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 which I use for work purposes and I’ve been using Windows for almost a few months 11 Pro with the bypass method considering that Windows 11 does not support this type of processor.
Then what do I feel? is there a difference in performance?, features and other things?, now I will explain everything thoroughly.
Which Bypass Method Do I Use?
I used the Installer I made in Rufus to bypass, because as we know, since version Rufus 3.16rufus brings TPM bypass capabilities and even more which are now more and more developed, including TPM Bypass Capability For In-Place Upgrade Windows 11 in rufus 3.18, Bypass Microsoft Account Requirements On OOBE Process in rufus 3.19, and until recently in rufus 3.20.
For the bypass step, I’ve written it on the following page: How To Bypass Windows 11 Installation With Rufus
For performance issues alone, based on my experience using Windows 10 and Windows 11, there are possible differences not too significant, where based on my experience, Windows 10 feels faster and smoother in opening and closing applications, including even opening file explorer, in Windows 11 it feels a fraction of a second slower.
Additionally, use resources also, Windows 11 eats up more RAM usage, which in my case, in the position idling, Windows 11 uses 5 – 6 GB of RAM, of course with no applications open except for Kaspersky Internet Security running in the background.
Now above is my RAM Usage with the application Notion, Google Chrome (1 tab to write this article), WhatsApp, Telegram, and Pickpick to take screenshotswhich more or less corresponds to usage user accounts mine is 3 GB, so if you subtract 8 – 3 = 5 GB is used by the system.
In my opinion, the use of RAM is more wasteful, almost 2 GB of RAM when compared to Windows 10 with the same cases and applications, and of course this may be influenced by the many built-in Windows 11 features and applications that are open in the background. This, if we look at the section process Task Manager, there are around 247 processes running, whereas in Windows 10 Enterprise which I used before, there were only around 150 (with more or less the same applications).
Of course, if we compare it with Windows 10 LTSC 2019 which incidentally is different because it doesn’t bring bloatware it doesn’t feel fair, but in general when compared to Windows 10 Pro and still in the case of my device, there is a slight difference in performance that makes Windows 11 slower than Windows 10, although it’s not too pronounced and not too significant.
Windows 11 Features That Can’t Be Used
Even though basically Windows 11 runs very well on this device, but because of device support that doesn’t match minimum requirements Windows 11, there are some features that don’t work on my device, which includes capabilities Windows Subsystem for Android.
But of course even though it’s not supported, we can still do a number of techniques to install the Windows Subsystem for Android including the Amazon App Store on unsupported PC, it’s just that I didn’t do it because the processor I use is only dual core and it might burden my device if I force it installed.
Apart from WSA support there are no problems with other features and usage of Windows 11. Even now in Windows 11 Insider Beta Build 22623 itself.
Drivers and Licenses
For the drivers themselves, everything went very well, whether it was a device that was embedded directly in my laptop, or another device that I connected via an available port, such as a USB Hub, Mouse, Keyboard, monitor, audio interface, including Guitar Link which I also connect.
As for the license, because I used to have a Windows 10 Pro license, I can still use the license to reuse it on Windows 11, this has been discussed by WinPoin in the article. Will Windows 11 Forced Upgrade Affect Windows Licenses?
In general, I haven’t had any issues using Windows 11 on devices that aren’t properly supported minimum requirements from Microsoft, even though the performance has decreased slightly, it’s not a big problem, because all applications, games and other things are still running very well.
Even the game performance itself doesn’t decrease too much, I can still play the forrest, GTA V, men of war and last Star Wars: Squadrons very well on this device. Besides that, I don’t really need features like WSA, so the absence of Windows Subsystem for Linux isn’t a big problem for me.
As for using more RAM compared to Windows 10, of course that’s also not a big problem, considering that the available RAM on my device is quite large too, so it’s not a significant problem.
And that’s a little of my experience and opinion when using Windows 11 on unsupported devicesOf course, this article is just my opinion according to my own experience, maybe there will be differences in experience and other things depending on the specifications of the device used.
Thank you, don’t forget to comment your experience below, guys.
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