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Windows 11: Concrete and detailed requirements

Microsoft has expanded the deployment of Windows 11 through Windows Update. This means that said operating system has started to reach a larger number of users, but you may not be among them. There is also the possibility that you want to update, but that you have not done so because you have doubts about whether your equipment really meets all the requirements.

We are aware of the confusion that has been generated around Windows 11 by the issue of requirements, and therefore we have decided to shape this article, where we are going to share with you an exhaustive and detailed list that will help you better understand this question. We will give concrete examples so that you have no doubt, but if this happens you can leave it in the comments and we will help you solve it.

  • Processor: 64-bit with dual-core running at least 1 GHz. We need a model that Microsoft has identified as compatible, that is, a Ryzen 2000 series (Zen + architecture) or an 8th generation Core (Coffee Lake-Refresh). Ryzen 2000 APUs are not supported, because they are based on Zen.
  • Memory: 4 GB minimum. It is a simple requirement, we do not have to go further, it is enough that our team has that amount, although the ideal would be 8 GB.
  • Storage: we will need a 64GB drive. Ideally, in this case, you would have a high-performance SSD so that Windows 11 can run smoothly.
  • Graphic card: Must be DirectX 12 / WDDM 2.x compliant. The GeForce GTX 400 and Radeon HD 7000 and above meet this requirement.
  • Screen: at least 9 inches with HD resolution (720p). It is not necessary to specify anything else, it is very easy to understand.
  • Internet connection: Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account and Internet connectivity. Nor do you have to explain anything else.
  • Security: TPM 2.0 chip in beta version, although according to AMD we will be able to run Windows 11 on a TPM 1.2 chip. In this case, we can meet the requirement by activating fTPM on Ryzen 2000 and higher CPUz, or PTT on 8th generation and higher Intel Core CPUs.

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