Microsoft Announces Release Date For Windows 11

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Windows 11

It’s Official, Microsoft will start rolling out Windows 11 from the 5th of October

But it wont be available to everybody!

Microsoft has said that devices which meet all of the compatibility requirements will get the update first.

Other devices will get it later based on hardware eligibility, device age, and other factors that could impact the upgrade.

One of the disappointments is that Windows 11 won’t support Android apps from day one, Microsoft has said that this feature is set to be rolled out later.

Minimum Requirements for Windows 11

  • Processor: 8th-generation Intel CPU, AMD Ryzen 2000, or newer
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes or more
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device (such as a hard drive or SSD)
  • System Firmware: UEFI and Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (common on motherboards manufactured after 2016)
  • Graphics Card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: An HD display at least 720p (1280×720) resolution larger than 9″ diagonal, 8-bits per colour channel
  • Internet Connection and Microsoft Accounts: Windows 11 Home edition requires an internet connection and a Microsoft account to set up the device on first use. Switching a device out of Windows 11 S mode also requires an internet connection.

If your computer isn’t up spec when you try to update Windows 11, you will see a warning that you need to go back to Windows 10.

You can get more information on the minimum requirements for Windows 11 here

Windows 11 Windows Upgrade