My work PC is only 5 years old - it's a 8th gen i7 - a powerful PC that can't run Win11.
My trusty old home PC runs perfectly fast for me, but it can't run Win11 either.
I see this as a slow-motion train wreck. Many people have no idea that they'll be on an unsupported Win10 in November, 2025 if they don't upgrade their PC, of move to Linux. Yeah - you can force a Win11 install on a PC that doesn't meet the minimum system requirements, but that's high risk.
What are your company's plans for the Win11 challenge? Will you just buy a bunch of new PCs, move to Linux, move away from Windows, or just pray that you don't get attacked while running an EOL version of Win10 (an option that probably won't be reasonable in a regulated industry)?
Our org has fewer concerns about current PC compatibility, so the first question I have would be about legacy software compatibility.
My greatest alarm is saved for Windows 11 being less "compatible" with PCs than is currently stated. I've seen firsthand how an unintended upgrade functioned nicely until the moment I opened File Explorer. Suddenly the PC went into churn, and it recovered after ninety seconds. While File Explorer was hosed, Windows just gave up on everything else until FE finally became available again.