On June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced their upcoming version of Windows, that is Windows 11. Windows 11 will roll out to the public in the holiday season of 2021. The exact date has not yet been revealed, but will be announced within a few months. Due to the pandemic, most computer using professionals are working from home. Thus, Microsoft thought it is the right time to revamp the platform and serve Windows 11 in the plate. You can check the key important points about Windows 11 till now. Read this first, now come back if you want to know how to make your Windows PC ready for Windows 11.

There are different set of hardware requirements for different Windows 11 programs. For example, the hardware requirements for Windows 11 which will be available to the public in the holiday season of 2021 are different from the hardware requirements for Windows 11 beta insider program.

Windows 11 System Requirements (Final Public Release)

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 deviceNote: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
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.

Windows 11 System Requirements For Dev, Beta Channels

Source: Microsoft

Why is knowing the system requirements important?

Knowing the system requirements for the Dev channel, Beta channel and release preview channel are extremely important. If you are not a developer of a security expert, you should not use the test builds at all. This is because Test Builds come with a lot of bugs, security flaws. You must have good command over the inside of the operating system. If not, then signing in to the Insider program and using the Dev or Beta channel might cause serious problem, including permanent loss of files.

That said, you must check if your PC have the minimum requirements. If your computer does not have the minimum system requirements, you will be compelled to roll back to Windows 10. This will require you to fresh install Windows 10, which is an uninvited headache.

You can check your PC’s eligibility to support Windows 11 using Windows PC Health Check.

Must Read Articles:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.