Windows 11 came out 6 years after the announcement of Windows 10, so it’s not at all surprising that its hardware requirements are not as loyal as their predecessor. Some parameters have doubled, but this is unlikely to be reflected in most modern computers.
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Minimum system requirements for Windows 11 compared to Windows 10
|Windows 10||Windows 11|
|CPU||32-bit or 64-bit|
|RAM||1 GB (for 32-bit)|
2 GB (for 64-bit)
|Storage||16 GB (for 32-bit)|
32 GB (for 64-bit)
WDDM 1.0 driver
WDDM 2.x driver
|Display||800 × 600||1366 × 768|
The main change in Windows 11 is the lack of support for 32-bit processors, which have not been found in any computer in recent years. However, even comparing the requirements of Windows 11 with the requirements of 64-bit Windows 10, the requests for the amount of memory still increased, moreover, 2 times.
How to download and install Windows 11: step by step instructions (ISO)
The point about security deserves special attention, in particular the need for a TMP 2.0 chip. It is an advanced chipset for performing encryption using cryptography. It is installed mainly in computers with a price above average. However, if the computer does not have this chipset, the user can still install Windows 11 – just in this case, Microsoft does not guarantee that the system will work in the best way. The good news is that all future computers sold with Windows 11 preinstalled will be required to have such a chipset, which will significantly increase sensitive user data security.
Another interesting point concerns the display – Windows 11 is not suitable for miniature devices, so you should not wait for smartphones and small tablets based on the new system. The minimum limitation is a 9-inch screen.