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.

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.