windows 11 system requirement

Microsoft has announced the next-generation Windows called Windows 11. Windows 11 is surely an upgrade over Windows 10 if we consider the design aspect, rest for performance we have to wait for the official iso release from Microsoft. For users to make their PC ready for the free Windows 11 upgrade, Microsoft has a tool called PC Health check which you can use to check the compatibility of your device.

Windows 11 system requirement is a thing that worries various users around the globe as the requirement has been bumped a lot. With Windows 10 we had an extra requirement of WDDM driver 1.0 but with Windows 11 there is a lot that Microsoft wants us to have in our system.

Windows 11 System Requirements

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
RAM: 4 gigabyte (GB)
Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet connection and Microsoft accounts: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.

 

Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.

For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

Let's check which Windows 11 system requirement you should be worried about. The demand for TPM version 2.0 has put a lot of processors out of the league, all of Intel's 6th and 7th are not supported to run Windows 11 still being capable of doing so. The same thing goes with AMD CPUs. Due to the absence of fTPM in AMD systems, they won't be able to run Windows 11.

With the absence of TPM, the PC Health Check utility shows "This PC can't run Windows 11". Though you can try if enabling TPM from BIOS help out. But I have tried it with Intel i3 6100 with Gigabyte H110ms-2 (h110 chipset), this doesn't work.

In case if you want to have a deep look in to Windows 11 System Requirement as published by Microsoft follow this link to read the document.

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