DELL T5500

HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO GET UEFI AN SECURE BOOT TO RUN WINDOWS 11 ON A DELL T5500

10replies Oldest first
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Active threads
  • Popular
  • Unfortunately, the T5500 do not support UEFI and secure boot (TPM) is too old. While you can use a UEFI emulator such as Clover and Chameleon, you will have a even greater dealbreaker with the lack of any AVX instructions on your CPUs if Windows 11 decides to use those features before release. Currently, there are simple fixes to get it to boot with older machines, but more than likely Microsoft will patch those out before release. My only suggestion is to wait for the official release and  see if any safe patches or fixes will be allow Windows 11 to boot from older machines.

    Like
    • stormson weathers I RUN 2 INTEL XEONX5679@3.20GHZ 6 CORE 6 LOGICAL AN 72 GIG OF RAM AN FOR MICROSOFT TO TELL ME I CAN'T RUN WINDOWS 11 IS BS

      Like
    • Frank Byers It sucks, yes, but you're not the only one affected. Even some with the later E5 CPUs are not on the list. All I can suggest is wait until more hard info is available.

      You can enable TPM 1.2 on your current hardware by pressing F12  on boot then selecting "security". Even with that, the info I can find on W11 is still spotty at best and I cannot recommend downloading a "patched" W11 installer since the ones currently floating around are infected. If there's a way in the future to install W11 safely on your hardware, you'll bet there will be a way in doing so, but until then, it's just a waiting game.
       

      Like
    • stormson weathers I HAVE TPM ENABLED AN I RUN WIN 10 PRO BUT IN LEGACY BIOS MODE

      Like
    • Frank Byers "Legacy bios mode" can't be helped since the T5500 do not support EFI/UEFI.

      Like 1
    • Tony G Thanks for the post! Though for a lot of people here, their computers are older than the ones listed (the oldest I've seen on that list was from 2017). Microsoft might lighten their requirements before release, so here's hoping.

      Like
      • Tony G
      • Tony_G
      • 3 mths ago
      • 1
      • Reported - view

      stormson weathers Yes, I’m a bit like Frank running three T5500 (dual CPU’s) and been quite happy with the performance of this model running three different operating systems on them over the past decade (WinXP, Win7, and Win10). While Windows 10 end-of-support is Oct-2025, I’ve got to say that given the T7500/5500/3500 series were released in 2009 thereabouts, then a possible 15/16 years of service is a pretty good run for them (I’ll try and squeeze a bit more life out them).  It’s been a joy but will have to bite the bullet at some point as Microsoft and Dell will not see it economical to continue supporting these aging systems, drivers and the like. It's sad because it creates enormous electronic waste. I am myself deciding what model I should pick next (for my budget), to replace these systems so as to future proof for similar scenarios ahead.

      Like 1
    • Tony G It's not just systems though, even ones going past 2016 and even some of Microsoft's own Surface tablets will not be supported. The Tx600 are also axed, but since most of my VM work is on Linux anyways, it's a no-issue for me, but those that rely on Windows software can't say the same and new hardware is coming in at a premium due to chip shortages.

      Like 1
      • Tony G
      • Tony_G
      • 3 mths ago
      • Reported - view

      stormson weathers Yes, and those cryptocurrency miners are probably making matters worse for a fair price on semiconductors🤨

      Like
Like Follow
  • 3 mths agoLast active
  • 10Replies
  • 54Views
  • 3 Following