Watermark On Unsupported Hardware(s)!!! Another Windows 11 Fuss

by | Sep 18, 2023

Windows users around the globe has been updating their windows operating system to latest version which is Windows 11. Microsoft allows you to run Windows 11 on incompatible devices, but be prepared to receive notifications. According to Windows Latest, a recent preview of Windows Insiders tagged as a concurrent build adds a watermark to the desktop informing you that you’re using an incompatible device, with similar messages in the Preferences app window.

Microsoft introduced fairly significant modifications to its hardware requirements for Windows 11, requiring users to have technology, security, dependability, and other features..Fortunately, Microsoft does not support it, and it is possible that customers will be able to install Windows 11 on unsupported devices (some restrictions still exist).

It is true, though, that Microsoft does not want it. Shortly after the solution was published, Microsoft issued a warning that machines running Windows 11 on unsupported devices would not receive the update, which included security updates. Everything up to this point had been gibberish, but it was a tremendous mistake.

Users using non-hardware support in the Windows Insider Preview program were also released. This upgrade pushes Microsoft closer to its stated aim of migrating to newer PCs with highly secure features. If your Windows 11 PC does not satisfy the requirements, you will notice Requirements not feasible in the lower right corner of the screen. For additional details, go to Settings. It’s similar to the watermarks you get when you start Windows without first activating it .

Microsoft appears to be promoting some of its goods through File Explorer. Another user said that Microsoft was recommending in File Explorer to “look out PowerPoint templates on the official website.” This isn’t the first time Microsoft has tried to cross-promote its products in Windows File Explorer. Microsoft began advertising its OneDrive service in File Explorer on Windows 10 PCs in 2017.

Microsoft tested these changes last month, but they’re now making their way to Release Preview, just in time for a complete release to all Windows 11 users in the coming days. While Microsoft did not mention the insertion of a watermark in its list of Improvements for this version, testers have discovered it.

If you use Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, a new desktop watermark will appear The system requirements were not met. To find out more, go to settings. It’s comparable to, but far less noticeable than, the semi-transparent watermark that displays in Windows if you haven’t enabled the operating system.

Microsoft’s minimal hardware requirements for Windows 11 have been controversial, especially as the operating system only officially supports Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake or Zen+ and Zen 2 CPUs and higher. This change put millions of PCs behind, but there is a simple method to circumvent that limitation and install Windows 11. Anyone who employed that workaround may now begin to encounter these warnings in future Windows 11 releases.

In the past, running pirated / non-genuine versions of Windows has caused functionality limitations because such end users cannot customize their system or wallpaper. Microsoft has not taken such drastic measures with this watermark on Windows 11 a good thing at least for now, because users who have used a Microsoft solution to get a new OS on old hardware still pay for it in their copy of Windows.

A new watermark has caused worries among users, there’s nothing to worry about. However, if you are using Windows 11 on an unsupported device, it could eventually work. Instead of rolling the dice, we suggest using Windows 10 as of now, It still works fine and continue to work until October 14th 2025.