Windows 11 System Requirements
Below are the official system requirements according to the official website.
|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
Note: 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 Compatibility Check Tool
There is a tool to check whether your computer qualifies for Windows 11 or not. The tool is Compatibility Check Tool. This tool compares your system against the system requirements that Microsoft has published. The tool will help you identify if maybe some of these components can be upgraded in your computer or even in the case of TPM. Many computers ship with this but it’s simply disabled by default. So you can go into your bios and enable it. This tool will tell you what areas you need to focus on if your computer doesn’t currently meet these requirements.
The Principles of Win 11 System Requirements
Microsoft published a blog post recently where they listed out their three principles for landing on these system requirements. Number one has to do with security. With these hardware requirements, they found that they’re able to reduce malware by a staggering 60. That is a massive reduction in malware. The second principle is reliability. They claim that they’re able to achieve a 99.8 percent crash-free experience. So that means that the blue screen of death is pretty much a thing of the past. The last principle is compatibility. If you have an app that says it runs on windows 11 you can be assured that it runs hopefully when we ran the compatibility checker.