Does Windows 11 Support Intel Core i3 Processors?

Microsoft’s minimum hardware requirement for the Windows 11 operating system has made it impossible for millions of PCs to upgrade to Windows 11. In addition to the requirement for secure boot and TPM 2.0, Windows 11 also requires a 64-bit processor.

Because Windows 11 supports a relatively small number of processors, PC users have many questions about processor requirements.

Are Intel Core i3 processors compatible with Windows 11?

The short answer is yes. Windows 11 supports Intel Core 3 processors, but not all Core i3 processors are compatible with Windows 11.

Only 8th generation and later Core i3 processors are compatible with Windows 11. This means that 1st to 7th generation Intel Core i3 processors are not compatible with Windows 11. You can refer to Intel processor generation guide for Find out if Windows 11 is compatible with your Intel processor.

If your PC processor is not compatible with Windows 11, don’t worry, as Windows 10 will continue to run on your PC without any issues. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will receive support until October 2025.

List of Intel Core i3 processors that support Windows 11

According to this page from Microsoft, Windows 11 supports a total of fifty Intel Core i3 processors. Here’s the full list:

Intel® Core™ i3-8100

Intel® Core™ i3-8100B

Intel® Core™ i3-8100H

Intel® Core™ i3-8100T

Intel® Core™ i3-81109U

Intel® Core™ i3-8140U

Intel® Core™ i3-8300

Intel® Core™ i3-8300T

Intel® Core™ i3-8350K

Intel® Core™ i3-8130U

Intel® Core™ i3-8145U

Intel® Core™ i3-8145UE

Intel® Core™ i3-9100

Intel® Core™ i3-9100E

Intel® Core™ i3-9100F

Intel® Core™ i3-9100HL

Intel® Core™ i3-9100T

Intel® Core™ i3-9100TE

Intel® Core™ i3-9300

Intel® Core™ i3-9300T

Intel® Core™ i3-9320

Intel® Core™ i3-9350K

Intel® Core™ i3-9350KF

Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y

Intel® Core™ i3-10110Y

Intel® Core™ i3-10100

Intel® Core™ i3-10100E

Intel® Core™ i3-10100F

Intel® Core™ i3-10100T

Intel® Core™ i3-10100TE

Intel® Core™ i3-10105

Intel® Core™ i3-10105F

Intel® Core™ i3-10105T

Intel® Core™ i3-10110U

Intel® Core™ i3-10300

Intel® Core™ i3-10300T

Intel® Core™ i3-10305

Intel® Core™ i3-10305T

Intel® Core™ i3-10320

Intel® Core™ i3-10325

Intel® Core™ i3-1000G1

Intel® Core™ i3-1000G4

Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1

Intel® Core™ i3-L13G4

Intel® Core™ i3-1110G4

Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4

Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4E

Intel® Core™ i3-1115GRE

Intel® Core™ i3-1120G4

Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4

How to check the Intel processor number in Windows 10

Step 1: On your Windows 10 PC, go to Settings > System > About page.

Step 2: In the Device Specifications section, the Processor field displays the processor model number.

Is there a workaround to install Windows 11 on unsupported Intel Core i3 processors?

Yes, there are solutions for installing Windows 11 on unsupported processors, but when Windows 11 is installed on a PC with an unsupported processor, you may not get optical performance. Also, unsupported PCs may not receive updates in the future. Therefore, we do not recommend installing Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

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