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Windows 11: All You Need to Know
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Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will officially be out on October 5. It is being expected that Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for those who are already running the latest Windows 10, 7, and Windows 8.1 in their systems.
Well, every new operating system comes with new advanced features and improved performance and all this requires new upgrade technology to support or to run it. Microsoft's stringent hardware requirements have left everyone wondering if they can or should upgrade their current Computer to support the upcoming OS.
Microsoft officially reinstated its PC Health Check app for anyone to download, letting you easily see whether your computer is ready for Windows 11. However, earlier only those enrolled with the Windows Insider program had access to the tool. Now, the tool can be downloaded by anyone. Though this app sometimes causes confusion related to compatibility. The two things that will trip us are TPM and the processor requirements.
Microsoft had said that PCs without a trusted platform module (TPM) chip won’t be able to run the OS. TPM (The trusted platform module) is a chip that is either integrated into your PC’s motherboard or added separately into the CPU. Its purpose is to help protect encryption keys, user credentials, and other sensitive data. These chips are already fitted on almost every PC with an Intel 8th generation processor or above.
Other need to check if the socket on your existing Motherboard supports the new processor or not. There are a lot more requirements to look for and have to see if it is worth a try. There is a lot to unfold so let's wait till the final release.
Here is the system requirement recommended by Microsoft—at a minimum—for memory, storage, main processor, and graphics processor:
At least 4GB of system memory (RAM).At least 64GB of available storage.One of the officially approved processors (CPUs), currently found on three lists for AMD models, Intel models, and Qualcomm models.A graphics processor that is compatible with DirectX 12 and Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 or greater.
Your system should comply with all the minimum requirements for an update or upgrade.