Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 11 has an official release date. The Windows 10 successor launches on October 05 and comes up with exciting innovations.
Start in a few weeks
Users still have to be patient for about a month until Microsoft’s new Windows 11 operating system officially launches. Already on 05 October it goes off. The new OS focuses primarily on productivity and creativity, but also offers many other innovations.
The operating system is also supposed to be able to run Android apps. Owners of “eligible” devices will get the update according to Microsoft first. That includes all devices that meet the minimum Windows 11 requirements. After that, the rollout will be done in stages to all other PCs: the newer and more suitable the computer is for Windows 11, the sooner it will be selected for an upgrade. All devices should then be equipped with the new operating system by mid-2022. Windows Update informs about the availability of the update to Windows 11, which is offered free of charge for users of Windows 10.
Windows 11 system requirements
According to Microsoft, the minimum requirements to use Windows 11 are as follows:
- 64-bit dual-core processor with a clock speed of at least 1 GHz
- A minimum of 4 GB of RAM
- 64 GB of hard drive or SSD storage
- Minimum display size of 9 inches
- Minimum resolution of 1366×768 pixels
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics chip
- TPM 2.0 support
In most cases, the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 – a chip on the motherboard that serves as an additional security mechanism – is probably the problem. Especially older devices sometimes do not have it yet. With the free tool WhyNotWin11 you can see if your system is ready for Windows 11 and if not, what the problem might be.