With the news of Windows 11's announcement, a lot of people are concerned that their older computers will not support the update.
Here are the new requirements:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores. You can no longer use a single core.
- A compatible 64-bit processor - you probably already have this. But 32bit support has been dropped.
- At least 4 gigabyte (GB) of RAM. This is a big jump from the 2 gigabyte minimum.
- 64 GB or larger storage device, double what it required before.
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
- The Graphics Card must support DirectX 12. Unfortunately, 9, 10, and 11 will no longer be supported as it was in Windows 10.
Another interesting thing for all Windows 11 Home edition users is that an active internet connection, and a Microsoft account to complete the initial first-time setup. Business users will not be in the same boat though.
To make use of the new Snap features you require a screen that is 1920 effective pixels or greater in width.
The good news though, if your computer does not support Windows 11 you can continue using Windows 10 until 2025, as Microsoft plans to support it until October 14, 2025.