Windows 11 minimum system requirements announced: older processors won’t pull

At the presentation of Windows 11, the developers announced the minimum system requirements for the new operating system – they are higher than those of Windows 10. The main difference is that Windows 11 is available only for 64-bit processors – there will simply not be a version for chipsets based on 32-bit architecture.

Windows 11 minimum system requirements

  • Processor: 64-bit, dual-core, 1 GHz.
  • RAM: 4 GB.
  • Storage: 64 GB.
  • Display: 9 inches, 1366 × 768 pixels.
  • Graphics: DirectX 12 compatible, WWDM 2.x drivers.
  • Security: UEFI, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

Although Windows 11 is not available for 32-bit processors, 32-bit applications will still work.

The point about security is optional – if the computer does not have, for example, a modern TPM 2.0 chipset for processing confidential data, the system will still work. It’s just that Microsoft doesn’t guarantee that the job will be perfect.

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Garmac June 24, 2021 at 7:57 pm

Why only support 8th generation CPU and higher? I have a laptop with a Core i7-6820HK that should be plenty for Windows 11 and yet it won’t be supported. Heck that laptop also has a TPM2.0… what gives???

Shubham July 8, 2021 at 3:33 am

Well, it is their norm now and we can do nothing about it.


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