Microsoft unveiled its latest operating system earlier this week, and it’s packed with new features. Windows 11 has been a long-awaited update, finally coming out after five years of development.
When you first boot up the OS, it takes on an entirely new look that is modern and stylish while also giving users more control over how they run programs at once, thanks to its powerful multitasking abilities.
Most notably, being able to now use Android apps almost natively on any computer running Windows 11.
Will Windows 11 be a free update?
Microsoft will offer Windows 11 for free to all those who have the latest iteration of Windows 10.
However, not every computer is compatible with this new operating system and can only be installed if it meets specific requirements.
You might want to check your PC’s hardware compatibility before upgrading to avoid any potential issues that may arise from installing an incompatible device on a machine that cannot support such software changes.
Windows 11 system requirements
To upgrade to Windows 11, your PC will need a processor with two or more cores and a clock speed of 1GHz or higher.
It also needs RAM with 4GB or more capacity and at least 64GB storage space on the hard drive.
The machine must have an updated TPM security version (TPM 1.2) and SecureBootCapable support to receive the new operating system update from Microsoft in 2020.
Processors made by AMD’s A-series line of processors and their FX series are not eligible for upgrades.
While devices using Intel’s sixth-generation Core Processors won’t be able either due to technical limitations present within these models’ architecture design, which does not allow them access into running this.
Is Windows 11 faster than Windows 10?
- Allows for more advanced features than the previous window operating system
- Faster, more efficient, and reliable
- Up to 40% faster startup time
- Better security features with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Wider variety of devices are supported to run Windows 11
Steps to check Windows 11 compatibility
If you’re in the Windows Insider Program, then this is for you. To make it through to the first release of Windows 11 and be able to download a new OS from scratch or after an update without any problems when they roll out sometime later this year.
Run your computer’s health checks ASAP as some devices might not pass them, which means that there will still be time before the rollout begins. These computers can get ready with updates to be fully compatible once Microsoft starts rolling out their latest operating system.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 later this year, but you don’t want to be stuck with an outdated device. Make sure your system can handle the update by running a quick health check before it gets released!
- Download the PC Health Check app on your PC.
- Now Double-click the WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup.msi file.
- Checkmark on the “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” option.
- Furthermore, click on Install button.
- Wait until the software gets installed on your PC.
- Click on Finish, now the PC Health Check app will open up.
- Under Introducing Windows 11 section, click on Check now button.
- You will see this message “Great news – this PC meets all system requirements for Windows 11, and it’s free. We’ll let you know when it’s ready to install”.
Windows 11 is the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system. It promises to be compatible with any device and will come as a free update for many users.
The new features are impressive, but it’ll still take some time before we know if they work well enough to make us want to upgrade from our current OS.
What do you think about Windows 11 so far? Have you tried testing out the preview yet? Let me know in the comments below!