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What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10. It's built on the same core architecture as Windows 10; indeed, Microsoft could have chosen to deliver the new features in Windows 11 through a series of semi-annual feature updates to Windows 10 without a name change.


Instead, they chose to make this a good old-fashioned "big bang" release, with a new major version number and a laundry list of new features.

For starters, there's a new user experience, with refreshed colors and icons, major changes to the Start menu and taskbar, an extensive reworking of the Settings app, a Widgets pane designed to deliver bite-sized chunks of news and reminders, and a greatly improved way to snap windows into position.


Hardware-assisted security, which has been an optional part of Windows 10, is now mandatory, which means Secure Boot and device encryption are available by default to protect against increasingly sophisticated online attacks.

If you've been unimpressed with the paltry selection of apps in the Microsoft Store, you're not alone. Windows 11 offers a major update to the Store, including the option for third-party developers to make their conventional Win32 desktop apps available for secure downloads through the Store.


Unlike Windows 10, which was specifically designed to run on older hardware, Windows 11 requires relatively new hardware and will not install as an upgrade on older PCs. Most PCs designed and sold in 2019 or later will work with Windows 11. Owners of PCs that fall short of the minimum requirements may still be able to install Windows 11, but Microsoft warns that those installations will be unsupported


The published system requirements for Windows 11 are as follows:

Processor: 1GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC)

  • RAM: at least 4GB

  • Storage: at least 64GB of available storage

  • Security: TPM version 2.0, UEFI firmware, Secure Boot capable

  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver

  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8-bits per color channel

The Supported Intel Processsor are;






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