Microsoft has announced the next version of the Windows operating system. Windows 11, the successor to the popular Windows 10, will be generally available in the last quarter of this year.
Windows 11 gets a fresh start, centered taskbar icons, redesigned settings, revamped file explorer, new icons, news topics, native support for Android apps, a better action hub, a built-in chat app powered by Microsoft Teams, widgets, new wallpapers and more. sound schemes.
Now that Windows 11 has been announced and the new version of Windows has new minimum hardware requirements, PC users are wondering if their PC can run Windows 11.
The easiest way to check if your Windows 10 computer can run Windows 11 is to download the official PC Health Check app and run it on your Windows 10 PC. You can check our hands-on guide to check if your PC can run the Windows 11 guide. for step-by-step instructions.
For users who want to check the minimum specifications, Microsoft has prepared the following minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
Windows 11 minimum hardware requirements
Processor: 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores in a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
RAM: 4 GB or more
Storage: at least 64GB
Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot
TPM: TPM version 2.0
The need for TPM version 2.0 can prevent millions of PCs from upgrading to Windows 11. If you are not sure whether your PC has TPM and you want to check the version, read our procedure to check the TPM version number in the manual of your Windows computer . .
Display: 720p display over 9 “diagonal, 8 bits per color channel”
Graphics Card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics card with WDDM 2.0 driver
In addition to these hardware requirements, Windows 11 Home edition users will need a Microsoft account to set up the device for the first time. This requirement does not apply to users with other editions of Windows 11.
You can visit the pages for supported AMD processors, supported Intel processors and supported Qualcomm processors to check if your PC processor is compatible with Windows 11.
As mentioned above, you can download the official PC Health Check app to check if your PC hardware is compatible with Windows 11.
Windows 11 system requirements vs. Windows 10
Windows 11 requires a 64-bit dual-core processor, which was not a requirement for Windows 10 (Windows 11 does not support 32-bit processors). In addition, Windows 11 requires a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, while we can run Windows 10 32-bit even on a PC with only 1 GB of RAM. The required storage space has changed with Windows 11 as a minimum of 64 GB of space is required. The graphics and display requirements have also changed. DirectX 12 compatible graphics are now a minimum requirement.
Last but not least, Windows 10 does not require TPM to run. Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 or higher.