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Windows 11, features, updates and requirements

Windows 11, features, updates and requirements

Windows 11:
On July 08th 2021, Microsoft has launched the preview version of Windows 11, the final version would be out by “holiday 2021”, means anytime between October to December, October would be most likely hinted by Microsoft.

Keep in mind this is the first major update to the Windows 11. The good new is now one can download Windows 11 preview even if the hardware does not meet all the system requirements.

Key Improvements include in this latest preview release:

  • Search box in the Start menu
  • Taskbar shows across multiple monitors
  • New alert boxes
  • Power mode “settings appear on the Power and battery Settings menu.
  • New snap layout for computers / tablets in portrait mode.

Minimum System Requirements:
The following requirement must be meet by the device in order to install Windows 11:

Processor: 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64 bit proessor.
RAM 4 GB
Storage : 64 GB or larger storage device.
System firmware: UEFI , Secure Boot capable.
TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Graphic card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display: High Definition 720p display greater than 9”, 8 bits per color channel.
Microsoft Account Windows 11 (Home edition) requires internet connectivity and Microsoft.
/Internet connection   account to complete device setup on first use.

Also there are some specific requirements for Windows 11 that are beyond listed above, some of which are listed below:

  • 5G capable modem
  • HDR Monitor
  • WiFi 6E