Requirements to install Windows 11 that one should know

Windows 11 leaked a few days ago and we were able to test it. The big leak of Microsoft’s new operating system brings many surprises, both good and less good in terms of features, and also in terms of requirements to install Windows 11.

At least, we talk about the installation requirements that this build that comes to light demands that does not have to be the definitive ones of the future Windows 11 that in all probability we will discover next June 24 with the promise of Satya Nadella, the maximum responsible from Redmond, it will be “one of the biggest new Windows releases of the last decade.”

If a PC is older than 2016, it may not be eligible to install Windows 11 based on the minimum requirements of the leaked version

Windows 11 minimum requirements, based on leaked build

Requirements to install Windows 11
Windows 11

Users who have ventured to install the leaked pre-release version of Windows 11 may or may not have succeeded in installing the system… When this happens, the system indicates in English that Windows 11 cannot work on the PC in question, as they show us in Microsofters, and points out for what reasons. And what are those reasons? The minimum requirements to install Windows 11 that the build demands :

  • The system disk must be 64GB or larger.
  • The PC must support TPM 2.0.
  • The PC must support Secure Boot.
  • There must be at least 4GB of RAM.

When it comes to hard drive size and memory, most Windows 10 users probably shouldn’t have a problem installing the new operating system if it finally comes up with these minimal demands. But yes with TPM 2.0 and, to a lesser extent, with Secure Boot.

Since July 28, 2016, Microsoft made the implementation of TPM 2.0 mandatory to certify Windows 10 computers. Yes or yes was and still is a minimum requirement. Under the acronym that stands for Trusted Platform Module, there is a chip with a secure cryptoprocessor to store encryption keys in order to protect information.

We can check if our PC has TPM 2.0 through the ‘Run’ tool

That a PC is prior to that date may be indicative that it does not have this element, although we can confirm this detail using the Run tool that we can access with the Windows + R shortcut. We write the tpm.msc, cross our fingers and If a module is found, we will have to see in the lower right part if it is version 2.0. If so, our PC meets the requirement.

Regarding Secure Boot, just note that it is a secure boot mode for the motherboard UEFI firmware to prevent the execution of any unsigned or certified software at system startup. It is brought by Microsoft’s OS since Windows 8.

Both technologies have to do with computer security and it seems that Microsoft wants to ensure it even more in this new version of Windows, as it wanted to do with the doomed Windows 10X, which also required TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot.

On the other hand, regarding RAM, we must remember that Windows 10 can start working on computers with from 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of hard disk in 32 bits or 2 GB and 32 GB in 64 bits. The jump in requirements in Windows 11 is, therefore, remarkable, and is at least double that of the current version of Windows.

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