Windows 11 What you need to Know


Windows 11 Release Date - October 5th 2021

What happens from this date?

  • Upgrading to Windows 11 will be FREE for eligible Windows 10 PCs - your PC will alert you to the Windows 11 update when available for your machine 
  • Windows 11 pre-built PCs, laptops, notebooks & tablets will start to become available
  • You will be able to purchase Windows 11

Can I upgrade my current PC?
Most Windows machines produced in the last 3 years will support Windows 11. However, there are a few requirements that need to be met before you can upgrade your current PC:

Windows 11 Hardware Specification:

  • Processor must be 1GHz or higher with 2 or more cores and must be compatble with Windows 11
  • Memory capacity must be at least 4GB RAM (8GB or more is preferable to avoid stuttering & lag)
  • Hard drive minimum 64GB available for installation
  • Graphics must be compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM2.0driver  installed
  • Motherboard firmware needs to be UEFI and Secure Boot capable
  • Trusted Platform Module {TPM) 2.0 must be installed:
  1. If your CPU does not feature TPM 2.0, you will be required to purchase a TPM 2.0 module and install it on your motherboard
  2. Most CPUs sold in the past few years have a version of the TPM embedded in the chip
  3. If your PC is under 3 years you should be able to upgrade, but you may need to enable the TPM setting in your motherboard BIOS. Please refer to your manufacturer's website/ manual
  • UEFI BIOS and secure boot capable - you must have installed your current Windows 10 operating system via UEFI. If you installed via legacy BIOS, Windows 11 may not install.