Windows 11: when will it be available and for which computers

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As you probably already know, recently from Microsoft they have presented the future Windows 11 with many new features. Is about an operating system that has renewed many aspects of the current Windows 10, including a redesign of some parts of the system, or important details regarding compatibility and applications.

The news are quite expected by users. However, the truth is that they also involve have a little more power in computers, and that is why it also requires better technical specifications to be able to install Windows 11. In other words: not all computers currently supported by Windows 10 will be able to upgrade to the new Windows 11. This can mean for many users who see the need to acquire a new computer if they need any of the new functions, since many computers that upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8 or Windows 7 will be left out.

These are the technical requirements that your computer must meet in order to install Windows 11

As we mentioned, in this case the requirements to install Windows 11 have changed. In fact, if there is something that has not gone unnoticed, it is that, at least for Windows 11 Home, to be able to install this time It is mandatory to have an active Internet connection, as well as a Microsoft account to be able to link it to the team.

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Going to a somewhat more technical level, in the own Microsoft website they have detailed all the minimum that your computer needs to be compatible with Windows 11 and that you can perform the installation if you wish, including:

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores in a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC.
  • RAM: 4 GB or more.
  • Storage: at least 64 GB of memory.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Supports Secure Boot.
  • TPM: version 2.0.
  • Graphic card: DirectX 12 or later compatible with WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • Screen– High definition (720p) over 9 ″ diagonal, with 8-bit channel per color.

In principle, these would be the characteristics necessary to install the first official version of Windows 11. However, it is likely that, with future updates, they will reduce some of the requirements, because for example the TPM version will generate quite a few headaches, especially to the most inexperienced users who want to use the new operating system.

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How do I know if my computer will be compatible with Windows 11?

If you would like to know if your computer will be able to install the Windows 11 update when it arrives, say that from Microsoft they have a free application that will allow you to check it. You just have to download it for free from this link, and, when running it on your computer, it will show you whether or not it is compatible with Windows 11 based on current installation requirements.

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When will it be available? What will your prices be?

As confirmed by Microsoft in its own presentation of the news, it seems that, as long as everything goes according to plan, The first official version for the public will arrive for Christmas, the idea of ​​the two annual updates being abandoned according to the plans of the company operating system, and following Microsoft’s plans for Windows 11 releases.

As for prices, it is unknown at the moment what they will be for new users. However, for all those who have Windows 10 installed on their computers, say that the upgrade to Windows 11 will be completely free. This is quite reminiscent of what happened with the arrival of Windows 10, and, in fact, there are computers that even incorporated Windows 7 from the factory (released in 2009), that got the Windows 10 update and that, most likely, sooner or later they will receive also the new Windows 11.

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In the meantime, for users interested in beta versions (in development) of said operating system, say that Microsoft will continue with their Insider program as it has done so far. Moreover, it is likely that next week users subscribed to this program will already be able to start testing Windows 11 on their computers, although many have already done so thanks to the leak of a beta that arrived some time ago and that gave us a multitude of news. of the new system.