Windows 11 starts to become available on October 5, 2021. The free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase.
These are the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility.
||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
||4 gigabyte (GB).
||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.
||UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
|Internet connection and Microsoft account
||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account.
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.
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