Microsoft’s new operative system Windows 11 is out and the hardware requirements are higher than those of Windows 10. Microsoft has provided a free PC Health Check app to check the compatibility of your PC.
After several months of rumours and teasing, Microsoft has finally announced its new system: Windows 11. The updated model will be the same as the previous version. That is to say that users of Windows 10, but also those of version 7 and 8.1 will be able to update for free.
While Windows 10 was supposed to be Microsoft’s last operating system and to be updated indefinitely, Microsoft is changing its tune and offering a new system, 6 years after the last major update. You will find a list of new features in our Windows 11 test.
To install the new Microsoft system, the minimum necessary at the hardware level is higher than for Windows 10. On the processor side, you will necessarily need a 64-bit Dual-Core (or more) or a relatively recent SoC. If Win10 accepted 32-bit processors, Win 11 won’t.
This means 8th generation Intel Core or better, some Celeron and Pentium after 2017. At AMD, the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7. On the SoC side, Win11 will support the Snapdragon 850, 7c, 8c, 8cx and SQ1 and SQ2 from Microsoft.