Windows 11 Vs. Windows 10: System Requirements

Microsoft has announced the system specifications required for PCS to run the new Windows 11 that is expected to arrive at the end of 2021. One thing to notice is that Windows 11 system requirements vary greatly from Windows 10’s system specifications.

Let’s have a look at Windows 11 minimum system requirements compared to Windows 10′ system specifications.

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What’s Different Between the Windows 10 and 11 System Requirements?

Windows 11Windows 10
CPU1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores 64-bit processor1 GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor
RAM4 gigabyte (GB)1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Storage64 GB16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS
DisplayHigh definition display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel800×600 display
Graphics CardSupports DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driverSupports DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)Requires TPM version 2.0
Check the TPM version by running tpm.msc in the Run dialog
TPM is only required for some features like BitLocker
System FirmwareUEFI and Secure Boot are requiredUEFI and Secure Boot are optional
Internet ConnectionRequired in Windows 11 HomeOptional
Microsoft AccountRequired in Windows 11 HomeOptional

According to Microsoft, If your device does not meet Windows 11 specifications, you may not be able to install the new operating system on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC.

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Can my PC Run Windows 11?

Microsoft offers a free PC Health check app to check whether your Windows 10 computer meets the system requirements to run the new Windows 11.

Download PC Health check app and install it on your Windows 10 PC. Start the application, and under the Introducing Windows 11 section click the Check now button.

PC Health check

The tool will do a quick system checkup, after a few moments the application will show the test results. If your PC meets Windows 11’s minimum system specifications, the application will show the message “This PC can run Windows 11

If your PC does not meet Windows 11’s requirements, the application will show the message “This PC can’t run Windows 11