Everything you need to know about Windows 11
Windows 11 will be launched this October and with it you will surely want to ask many questions - we have come to make order in the mess!
Microsoft recently announced Windows 11 which is expected to be launched on October 5, 2021 as a free update of Windows 10 for the supported systems.
So what does this mean for you right now?
Can you upgrade straight? Is it worth upgrading? Which computers can be upgraded? What are the system requirements?
There are a lot of questions and we came to make order out of the mess!
First of all, not every computer will be able to get the desired update.
So what are the requirements for Windows 11?
- Processor Requirements: A 64-bit processor supports 1GHz or higher with 2 or more cores.
- RAM: At least 4GB.
- Storage: 64GB at least.
- Motherboard firmware requirements: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Version 2.0
- GPU: Supports DirectX 12 or higher with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: HD (720p) larger than a 9 "screen diagonally.
These are the dry requirements - but there are a few points to keep in mind:
- Upgraded processors are 8th and above Intel processors (for example, supported computers from previous price list agreements starting with Lenovo ThinkCentre M920t, HP ProDesk 600 G4, Dell OptiPlex 5060 and above) or AMD Ryzen 2 and above processors. There is no support for previous processors except for a few specific exceptions.
For the full list of supported Intel processors
For the full list of supported AMD processors
- The TPM chip is a must! Sometimes it might be automatically disabled in the motherboards and may need to be enabled. It does not always come with computers for the home market, and won't always exist in compatible computers so it is necessary to check each case individually.
- Windows 11 will be the first to drop the 32-bit version and will come in a 64-bit version only!
- Internet Explorer will no longer come with the operating system (it will be possible to use the Edge browser in IE Mode if necessary).
- Macs with Intel processors will not receive the update.
We initially recommend not upgrading until we can test our unit and see how the system works, and even then we should keep in mind that there may be compatibility issues with software - it is very worthwhile to check the sites of all the software you use whether the specific software you use will support Windows 11.
Microsoft also announced the end of support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025.
Support for Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019 will also end on this date.
Until that date Microsoft will continue to provide updates for Windows 10 so you have enough time, but try to remember the date.
A Reminder: Microsoft will stop supporting Office 2013 on April 11, 2023 and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023.
Any previous operating systems or Office versions are no longer supported and don't receive security updates!
If you have a computer connected to the Windows 8.1 network, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Windows 10 before it becomes mandatory near the end of Microsoft support.