Processor : System on a chip (SoC) with two or more cores or a compatible 64-bit processor of 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster. RAM : 4 gigabytes (GB) or more. Storage : 64GB* or more of available storage is required to install Windows 11.
What You Will Learn
- Windows 11 has a new set of minimum system requirements.
- These include a dual-core 64-bit CPU and a 9-inch display.
- TPM 2.0, Secure Book, and UEFI are also required.
Microsoft has officially announced Windows 11 , so now we know what it takes to run Microsoft’s next operating system. Windows 11 launches this fall and has a new set of minimum system requirements that users must have to run Windows 11 successfully.
- Windows 11 Minimum Requirements
- Windows 11 features:
- New animations:
- Interface with more rounded edges:
- Screen segments for multitasking:
- Touch screen features:
- More manageable multi-desktop management:
- New notification and action center:
- New Widgets we are used to from Android and iOS:
- Next generation icons:
- New dark mode:
- New boot and alert sounds:
- New taskbar, start menu and search screen:
- Windows 11 system requirements:
- When will Windows 11 be released?
Windows 11 Minimum Requirements
- Modern 1Ghz 64-bit dual-core processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 64GB drive
- 9 inch screen
- 1366×768 resolution
- UEFI, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 compatible
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WWDM 2.x
The biggest change in the system requirements of Windows with Windows 11 is that the operating system is now only available on 64-bit processors. Microsoft is not releasing a 32-bit version of the operating system, but 32-bit applications will continue to work just fine.
Windows 11 also requires a screen size of at least 9 inches, meaning we won’t see any phones or mini 8-inch tablets in Windows 11. Microsoft has also increased the required drive storage from 32GB to 64GB in Windows 10. The same goes for the RAM upgraded from 2GB to 4GB.
Microsoft also requires UEFI, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 support for Windows 11. If your computer does not have any of these, Microsoft cannot guarantee that Windows 11 will work properly.
These minimum specifications will be required for any hardware OEMs intend to ship with Windows 11. This means that entry-level PCs will now need at least 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM if they include Windows 11 out of the box.
What are your thoughts on the new system requirements of Windows 11? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to check out the rest of our Windows 11 coverage, too .
Will Windows 11 be a free update?
Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 11 today , and the software maker is committing to a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Still, it’s good news for consumers with Windows 10 devices that the next version of Windows 11 will be available for free.
Is Windows 11 confirmed?
Microsoft Windows 11 is officially here. Microsoft announced Windows 11 at its very exciting virtual event on Thursday. The new Windows version includes a new Start Menu and Taskbar as well as widgets to work with developer apps.
Will Windows 11 be faster?
Performance gains from Windows 11 over Windows 10 are between 2 percent and 11 percent , according to Hot Hardware. Some apps get some multi-threading performance (GeekBench), while others win in single-threading (Cinebench).
Microsoft, which finally presented Windows 10 to us in a stable manner after numerous updates, was working on a smartphone, tablet and computer compatible system that was said to be called Windows 10X until June 2021. However, with a sudden decision, Windows 10X was canceled and left its place to Windows 11.
On June 15, we learned that the new design and features of Windows 11 , whose ISO extension installation file was leaked , will be offered free of charge to Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 users . However, Microsoft today took the beans in its mouth one by one and introduced Windows 11 at an event it held. We take a close look at all the details of Windows 11’s design, key features and release date.
Windows 11 features:
- New animations
- Interface with more rounded edges
- Screen segments for multitasking
- Touchscreen features
- More manageable multi-desktop management
- New notification and action center
- New Widgets we are used to from Android and iOS
- Next generation icons
- New dark mode
- New boot and alert sounds
- New taskbar, start menu and search screen
- Windows 11 system requirements
- Release date
We’re pretty used to smoother transitions on smartphones. With Windows 11, Microsoft left sharp animations aside , especially switching to animations that rival the experience offered by MacOS .
Interface with more rounded edges:
The most important change that reveals the visual difference of Windows 11 is the abandonment of the sharp edge and frame views in Windows 10 .
Screen segments for multitasking:
It’s hard to work in multiple windows at the same time if you don’t have multiple screens . Multitasking management, which is also included in Windows 10, has been made easier to use and switch in Windows 11.
Touch screen features:
With Windows 10, Microsoft offered users a special interface for touch screens, called tablet mode. However, Windows 11 can be used on touch screens without changing the interface . We can also access the keyboards we need faster on touch screens.
More manageable multi-desktop management:
The multi-desktop feature that has existed in macOS for years has been gradually improved in recent versions of Windows 10. But with Windows 11, the multi-desktop feature comes in more useful households. Especially if you like to use the mouse with the trackpad, you can open different desktops on different monitors and switch quickly with your fingers.
New notification and action center:
New Widgets we are used to from Android and iOS:
Widgets, which were unplugged with Windows 7, are coming back with Windows 11 in a way we know especially from smartphones. With fully customizable tools, it is possible to access Widgets from the old location of the start menu .
Next generation icons:
The icons, which have been changed with the latest Windows 10, are more flat and simple in accordance with the “flat design” trend with Windows 11 . We see that the icons have different colors according to different content types. It is a matter of curiosity how quickly our eyes, accustomed to Windows 10, will adapt to the new icons.
New dark mode:
The dark mode option that comes with Windows 10 has been revamped in Windows 11 to allow for more black tones. The biggest reason for this is the prevalence of OLED and AMOLED screens , which are more compatible with black and dark colors, instead of LCD screens . Thus, the dark mode of Windows 11 will consume less energy on devices with suitable screens, just like Android and iOS.
New boot and alert sounds:
Windows 11 comes with softer sounds in line with the new generation design. However, we are not looking for the shocking error sound of Windows XP that our ears are used to hearing. Now, even if we get an error in Windows 11, there are sounds that will make us smile .
We have come to the most radical change… The Start menu, which we found in the lower left corner in all versions before Windows 11, where we could move the mouse cursor if we were blindfolded, has now been moved to the middle of the taskbar . When you open the menu, this time a screen that is divided into two, not side by side, welcomes us. We can quickly access the applications we selected from the top and the important files and folders on our computer from the bottom. With this change, it seems that the shortcuts added to the desktop will not be as useful as before.
We can also add shortcuts to our favorite applications next to the start bar, just like in MacOS. Also, Microsoft will have guessed that this change will garner a reaction, which will allow us to move the start menu to the lower left corner .
The reason why the center is preferred instead of the left-to-right arrangement in the new taskbar is the increase in the number of computers with touch screens. In addition, the new search screen is very similar to the Spotlight feature in macOS , although it is integrated into the taskbar .
Windows 11 system requirements:
- 1 GHz 64-bit dual-core processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB storage
- 9 inch screen
- 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics cards / WDDM 2.x
When will Windows 11 be released?
Windows 11 is expected to be released next fall. Windows 11, which will be distributed as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users, will be an optional upgrade. In other words, Windows 10 users will be able to continue using Windows 10 until 2025, the date when official support will be discontinued. Also, beta versions will start rolling out from next week.