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Minimum Windows 11 configuration requirements

by Total Drivers

Windows 11 is a completely new version of Windows that Microsoft launched on June 24, 2021. At this time, many people have asked the question that Windows 11 needs to configure the computer like? What is the minimum configuration to install Windows 11?

In this article, Quantrimang.com will answer questions about your Windows 11 installation configuration.

After the release of Windows 11, Microsoft also announced the minimum configuration of Windows 11. Because it supports many types of devices, the configuration details to meet Windows 11 are very complicated.

Minimum configuration of Windows 11

Windows 11 can be installed on computers from 2015 onwards because they meet UEFI and TMP 2.0 standards. Here is the minimum configuration to install Windows 11:

  • CPU clocked at 1 GHz or higher with two cores on a 64-bit compatible processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • RAM 4GB or more
  • 9 inch or higher screen with HD resolution or higher
  • 64GB or more free hard drive space
  • System Firmware: UEFI, featuring Secure Boot
  • Supports Trusted Platform Mudule (TPM) version 2.0
  • DirectX 12/WWDC 2.x . compatible graphics card
  • With Windows 11 Home you need a Microsoft account or internet
Minimum Windows 11 configuration requirements
Minimum configuration table of Windows 11 announced by Microsoft Microsoft

Windows 11 Recommended Configuration

Microsoft does not give a recommended configuration for Windows 11, but according to Quantrimang to run Windows 11 smoothly, you need to configure the computer as follows:

  • CPU speed 2 GHz or higher
  • RAM 8GB or more
  • Screen resolution 720p
  • Free hard drive space 100GB or more
  • DirectX Version 12
  • Support TPM 2.0
  • UEFI…

In addition, Windows 11 also has some features that require corresponding hardware to be activated, such as 5G connectivity, Auto HDR, Bit Locker go Go, Client Hyper-V.

Windows 11 doesn’t really need TPM 2.0

On the Windows 11 introduction page, the software giant states that the minimum configuration to run Windows 11 is to have TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0. This new version of TPM has just been released, so most computers released before 2017 will not have it.

Minimum Windows 11 configuration requirements
Internal Microsoft documents reveal Windows 11 is not required to have TPM 2.0

However, on its internal site, Microsoft divided the minimum configuration to install Windows 11 into 2 floors, Hard Floor and Soft Floor. Devices that do not meet Hard Floor will not be able to install and update to Windows 11. Meanwhile, computers that do not meet Soft Floor will be advised not to install or update but can still install , update normally.

In the Hard Floor section, the requirement to install Windows 11 is only the TMP 1.2 feature combined with SecureBootCapable. TPM 2.0 requirements are in the Soft Floor section.

Successfully installed Windows 11 on a virtual machine with 1GB RAM

Successfully tested installing Windows 11 Pro on a virtual machine with only 1GB of RAM, 2.21GHz Intel Core i3-8130U CPU. However, we recommend that you do not install Windows 11 on a computer with too low configuration because then the experience will not be smooth.

Minimum Windows 11 configuration requirements

Note:  For older computers that do not support UEFI and TPM 2.0 standards, when installing Windows 11 there will be an error “This PC can’t run Windows 11”. At this point, there is still a way to install Windows 11 successfully, but it will be a bit more complicated.

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