I have a deposit for a Framework laptop from batch 1. I have chosen to purchase a Windows 10 Pro download license. How will the new Windows 11 rollout work for me? Will my new Framework laptop be compatible with Windows 11?
Yep, the Framework Laptop meets all the published specs required for Windows 11, so based on what Microsoft has announced, this should be a free, optional upgrade from Windows 10.
It’s really Intel that determines whether they’re going to support certain generations, but the good thing is that 11th gen is going to be around for a good while. And even if they were jerks and dropped it for Windows 12 or whatever, we’ll have an upgradeable device!
Saw that Windows 11 has TPM module requirements. Are these requirements met with the framework laptop?
Nirav has already confirmed here that ‘the Framework Laptop meets all the published specs required for Windows 11, so based on what Microsoft has announced, this should be a free, optional upgrade from Windows 10’.
Specifically, the Framwork Laptop has a TPM 2.0 device. So yes as mentioned the laptop is completely compatible with Microsoft’s published Windows 11 requirements.
Although I am still betting that come closer to release they are going to relent on those specs. I think they are really just supposed to help spur new computer purchases. There is just no way Microsoft wants to limit the audience potential for the Windows Store, which in conjunction with Office is the REAL source of the consumer revenue.
I have my own question. Is the TPM in Framework a discrete TPM or is it using the one in the tiger lake proccessor
There is a separate TPM 2.0 chip on the mainboard.
That’s good for me. I’m no privacy enthusiast but i like my TPM separate from the system
Windows 11 is set to be released on October 5, 2021. I’m in batch 4, so I will likely receive my laptop after this date. Will the Framework driver bundle install with no problems on Windows 11? Or should I install Windows 10, install the driver bundle, and then upgrade?
@CSab6482 You may want to consider holding off on installing Windows 11 for at least a month or two after release to allow some time for the first bugs to be ironed out.
I plan to do a decent amount of image deployment testing with MDT on the Framework. I’ve built up a task with a base Windows 10 Pro install with the Framework driver package. I plan to make a lengthy post with all my findings in relation to MDT deployment(s). As for Windows 11, I don’t see why anyone would have any issue with Windows 11 on the Framework as it meets all the requirements. I will be testing Windows 11 MDT deployment as well.