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What computers will Windows 11 work on: minimum requirements and how to update

Windows 11 is already a reality , and the most normal thing is that you want to test it on your computer to confirm if its news is as good as it seems, such  as the installation and execution of Android apps . The reality is that this version of the software will not reach computers until the end of 2021, but you can  test it before launch thanks to the Windows Insider program .

Of course, Windows 11 is not available for all computers, yours must  meet a series of minimum requirements  to be able to update. In this guide, we specify which are those conditions to meet and what steps you must follow to  update your computer to Windows 11 .

Windows 11

Your computer must meet certain requirements to update to Windows 11.

What requirements must your computer meet

On June 24, Windows 11 was officially presented, but the operating system will not reach computers until the end of the year, with  no exact date specified yet . What we do know are the minimum requirements that your computer must meet in order to enjoy these news.

These are the  requirements that must be present on your computer  to update to Windows 11:

  • The  processor  must have 2 or more cores of 1 GHz or higher, and it must be 64-bit compatible.
  • The computer needs a  RAM memory  of at least 4 GB.
  • As for the  internal storage , it must be 64 GB or higher.
  • The  firmware  must be UEFI and with Secure Boost support.
  • The  TPM  must be compatible with Trusted Platform Module 2.0.
  • As for the  graphics card , it must be compatible with DirectX 12 or later, and have the WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • The  screen  must be a minimum of 9 inches diagonal, with 720 high definition pixels and 8 bits per color channel.
  • Upgrading to Windows 11 requires an  Internet connection and a Microsoft user account .

These requirements make Windows 11 have  clear limits on its arrival on computers . For example, those 4 GB of RAM and those 64 GB of free internal storage. In addition, there is another procedure that you can follow to determine the compatibility of your computer with Windows 11.

How to know if your computer is compatible with Windows 11

Microsoft has a tool that is used to easily check the compatibility of your computer with Windows 11. Its name is  Microsoft PC Health Check  and it is a program that you can download for free from the company's own website.

Descargar Microsoft PC Health Check

Open the installation file and accept the terms of the license agreement to install the program on your computer. Next, open it and you will access the main PC Status Check screen, which contains a specific section for compatibility with Windows 11. You just have to click on  “Check now” . In a few seconds, the program  will tell you whether or not your computer can upgrade to Windows 11 .

What computers will Windows 11 work on: minimum requirements and how to update

What computers will Windows 11 work on: minimum requirements and how to updateWhat computers will Windows 11 work on: minimum requirements and how to update

How to upgrade your computer to Windows 11

If everything is correct and you can update your computer to Windows 11, you must be part of the Windows Insider program to test the new version now. To test Windows 11 before anyone else, just  follow these steps:

  1. Access  the Windows Insider website .
  2. Register with your Microsoft account, it  must be the same one associated with your computer.
  3. Check that your computer is compatible by  reviewing the minimum requirements or using Microsoft PC Health Check.
  4. Install Windows 11.  The trial version is not yet available, it will take a few weeks. However, if you are signed up for the Windows Insider program, it will download as a regular version to your computer when available.

As you can see, the key is to be part of the Windows Insider program. So, if you want to enjoy the news of Windows 11 before anyone else, register and  wait for the trial version to be available .

Download Microsoft PC Health Check