Windows 11

Microsoft could revise the minimum requirements downwards

While Microsoft officially introduced Windows 11 less than a week ago, many users still have questions. Indeed, the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11 is particularly demanding. It is so bad that most computers that are only 3 or 4 years old risk being left out. Users will therefore have to improve their configuration or stay on Windows 10 until its scheduled death in 2025.

Windows 11 – Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft has revealed on its blog the minimum requirements to run Windows 11 as well as the reasons why it was chosen. The Redmond firm specifies in particular that computers running under a 8th generation Intel processor, an AMD Zen 2 or a Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series « meet our security and reliability principles and the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 ».

7th Generation Intel and AMD Zen 1 processors could be compatible with Windows 11

You can also check the compatibility of your computer with a very simple tool, PC Health Check. If, like many other users, the software tells you that your computer cannot run Windows 11, all hope is not yet lost.

Indeed, Microsoft may well revise downwards the minimum configuration for its next operating system. He effectively announced that: “ we will perform tests to identify devices running Intel 7th gen and AMD Zen 1 that may meet our principles “. This is not an exceptional drop in requirements, but it is already better than nothing. A larger number of computers would be compatible with Windows 11. In fact, we have already reviewed the new features of Windows 11 after installing it.

Finally, Microsoft did not specify whether RPM 2.0 will still be required to install Windows 11. This is a cryptographic module that protects the computer. Microsoft therefore wants to impose the presence of this module to strengthen the security of its new operating system. Your computer is probably already equipped with this module, but it is sometimes disabled. It will therefore be necessary activate it through BIOS / UEFI to be able to run Windows 11.

Source : Ubergizmo

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