Microsoft has released the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
in a nutshell, the minimum system requirements are as follows:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz or faster with 2 cores or more. Compatible 64-bit processor required
- RAM: 4 Gigabytes or more
- Storage: 64 GB storage
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module version 2.0
- Graphics Card: Compatible with DirectX 12 with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: 720p resolution and greater than 9 inches
A compatible 64-bit processor means at least an eighth-generation Intel processor or a third-generation AMD Ryzen processor. AMD video cards from 2012 and Nvidia video cards from 2009 support DirectX 12.
To check whether your motherboard supports Secure Boot and UEFI, it is best to check your BIOS when you start your computer. Secure Boot is, in most cases, listed under the heading ‘Security.’
If your current Windows installation is installed on a hard drive in Legacy mode, you will need to reinstall your operating system. This situation can occur if you have upgraded Windows 10 to your Windows 7 installation. Without enabling UEFI mode in the BIOS, Secure Boot cannot be activated.
A TPM module is, in short, used when you want to protect your computer via BitLocker. To check if you have a compatible TPM module, open the Device Manager and check the “Security devices” heading. Your TPM module is also listed in the BIOS.
You can download an application that checks your system from the Microsoft website. However, this application is not always clear about what your PC may be missing.