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Windows 11 minimum specs! Thoughts?

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
Here are all of the hardware specs that users require to meet the Windows 11 minimum requirements:

  • A 64-bit processor at 1 GHz with two cores
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of available storage
  • DirectX 12 compatible GPU with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • UEFI and Secure Boot capable
  • TPM version 2.0
  • 720p HD display on 9″ monitor with 8 bits per color channel
  • Internet connection
Personally think they're a bit OTT.

TPM v2 really kills off a lot of "pretty decent" early Xeon rigs and old work horse core2duo and AMD64 PC's too. It requires at a minimum Intel 8th Gen (Coffee Lake) (2017) / Xeon Skylake (2015) or AMD Ryzen/threadripper 2000 (2017) upwards!

The DirectX 12 compatibility requirement may be a bit of a bad idea with zero availability of anything if you haven't got a supporting GPU at Windows 11 launch!

Thats nvidia Kepler / Radeon HD 8570 or R7 240 or better!

(amazingly my god awful GT640 I still haven't replaced does DX12, so think i'll wait a few more months for crypto to die off!)
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
I'll stick to Linux for tbe foreseeable..
Can't help but notice the new UI looks a bit like KDE.
 

The Wee Bear

ULTIMATE Member
This checker for compatibility with Windows 11 is a little more thorough than Microsofts checker.

WhyNotWin11

Give it a whirl, It works well. :giggle:

My CPU is a no no, but everything else is OK. :rolleyes:
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
Mine failed boot-method (on a M.2 drive connected directly to Motherboard), GPT not detected, secure boot and TPM version.

Go figure!
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
Here's a the thing, take any pretty new Motherboard which is "UEFI and Secure Boot capable" throw a fresh install of Windows 10 and it'll default to a MBR automatically.....

Yeah, it's a mess alright.
 

Gingeee85

Regular Member
my laptop doesnt meet cpu, but my main pc does. so i installed the leak build on the laptop, no problems what so ever
 

TBM

Casual Member
Here's a the thing, take any pretty new Motherboard which is "UEFI and Secure Boot capable" throw a fresh install of Windows 10 and it'll default to a MBR automatically.....

Yeah, it's a mess alright.
It is possible to convert an MBR drive to GPT in a few moments with no data loss and no additional software required, if your board supports it. Also I had TPM off in the BIOS, corrected that and am downloading an insider preview version of 11 even as I type this.
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
Interesting, I turned on FTMP (which is AMD's processor based version) and was warned I'd lose everything on my drive by doing so, so thought better of it.

I'm happy to stay with windows 10, Like how can Microsoft improve on perfection anyway?
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Interesting, I turned on FTMP (which is AMD's processor based version) and was warned I'd lose everything on my drive by doing so, so thought better of it.

I'm happy to stay with windows 10, Like how can Microsoft improve on perfection anyway?
More ads and telemetry, of course. :)
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I have an overly upgraded Dell OptiPlex 790 (my pride and joy xD) and that failed the windows 11 test as it doesn’t have secure boot. it does support UEFI but I would have to lose everything to switch to UEFI so I decided against it. the checker didn’t mention anything about my cpu strangely (Intel Core i5 2400). I’m in no position to buy a new machine as the dell runs like the first day it was bought back in 2011. It does all my photoshop needs fine so I don’t see why I should upgrade it to use with windows 11.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
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bulldog

ULTIMATE Member
Microsoft are totally bunch out of touch with customers now - they don't even damn care about you lots! They only care is new hardware & money!

I suggest all of you switch over to Linux!
 

TBM

Casual Member
I have installed Windows 11 from the "DEV" channel. I had to convert my boot drive to GPT which is fairly easy with no software required and no data loss. Obviously then you change the BIOS to UEFI and secure boot (otherwise it won't). I had TPM off in the BIOS so turned that on, add on boards are available for TPM I have noticed, however I think that requirement has been squashed for now and the MS checker withdrawn.
I did have issues with network adapters not being found, unable to uninstall them or shutdown/restart and so I rolled back until they iron out some of the wrinkles.
 

bulldog

ULTIMATE Member
Microsoft drivers are always issues! Linux is all there for you! Every hardware will work! The drivers from Microsoft are stupid need windows driver signing certificate
 
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