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System Requirements for Windows 11

Some features in Windows 11 have increased requirements. Here are additional details regarding requirements for key features per Microsoft.

System Requirements for Windows 11

System Requirements for Windows 11

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: High-definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
  • Internet connection: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use. Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in Smode requires internet connectivity. (1)

Feature Specific Requirements for Windows 11

  • 5G support: Requires a 5G-capable modem.
  • Auto HDR: Requires an HDR monitor.
  • BitLocker to Go: Requires a USB flash drive (available in Windows Pro and above editions).
  • Client Hyper-V: Requires a processor with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities
    (available in Windows Pro and above editions).
  • Cortana: Requires a microphone and speaker and is currently available on Windows 11 for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K. and U.S.
  • DirectStorage: Requires an NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the Standard NVM Express Controller driver and a DirectX12 GPU with Shader Model 6.0 support.
  • DirectX 12 Ultimate: Available with supported games and graphics chips.
  • Presence: Requires a sensor that can detect human distance from device or intent to interact with the device.
  • Intelligent Video Conferencing: Requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).
  • Multiple Voice Assistant (MVA): Requires a microphone and speaker.
  • Snap: Three-column layouts require a screen that is 1920 effective pixels or greater in width.
  • Mute/Unmute from Taskbar: Requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).  App must be compatible with features to enable global mute/unmute.
  • Spatial Sound: Requires supporting hardware and software.
  • Teams: Requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).
  • Touch: Requires a screen or monitor that supports multi-touch.
  • Two-factor authentication: Requires use of PIN, biometric (fingerprint reader or illuminated infrared camera) or a phone with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities.
  • Voice Typing: Requires a PC with a microphone.
  • Wake on Voice: Requires Modern Standby power model and microphone. (1)

References

  1. Windows 11 cheat sheet.  Source: https://lg-static.techrepublic.com/direct/whitepapers/Windows_11_Cheat_Sheet.pdf

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