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  • Can Windows 11 run on older computers?

     Tecnik updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago 14 Members · 16 Posts
  • SimoneR

    August 25, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Will Windows 11 run on computers older than say 2004?

  • Lovall

    August 26, 2021 at 6:04 am

    I think windows 11 wouldn’t run on PC as old as from 2004. They are recommending PC not older than 4yrs, approximately not before 2018. Since, older systems could be running on Processors from older generations that couldn’t support windows 11.

  • Amphid

    August 26, 2021 at 6:15 am

    Windows 11 will run on a processor from 2018 onwards. It won’t run older than 4 years.

  • Avian

    August 27, 2021 at 9:07 am

    No itseems it won’t work in computers which is older than 4years so it will work only on recent PCs like from 2018 or 2019.

  • Hootie

    August 27, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    No, Windows 11 will actually require that you have UEFI secure boot and TPM 2.0, and older PCs don’t have it. In fact, a lot of current PCs don’t offer those options, so a lot of people will have to upgrade their PCs in order to use Windows 11.

    • DEEBO

      August 28, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      Yeah, from what I hear my current PC that I had custom made a year prior, will be obsolete with Windows 11. So I technically have to upgrade my hardware, or will have to get an all new system to use Windows 11. Good thing though, as I hear they are working on ways of making Windows 11 work with some older systems.

  • Caylie

    August 28, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Ooops I really didn’t know about it. I will have to upgrade my PC for sure.

  • Savvytec

    August 31, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Windows 11 is launching on October 5 as a free upgrade, with eligible devices being notified from them on. The requirements which are subject to change as launch date nears for downloading Windows 11 is Processor should be 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with at least two cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC; RAM 4GB; Storage: 64GB; System Firmware: UEFI; Secure Boot capable; TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0; Graphics Card: DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver; Display: 720p 8-bit per color channel, at least 9-inch diagonal; An active internet connection and a Microsoft Account to complete initial, first-use setup of the operating system. There is, I believe, an option to downgrade to Windows 10 if you are experiencing issues with Windows 11. Microsoft had earlier released a tool that allowed you to see if your desktop PC or laptop will be able to run Windows 11, but there were some errors making it not reliable. But the good news is that another tool has been released which gives you much clearer detail on how eligible for PC is. It has been confirmed that there is going to be a yearly update of the new operating system.

  • bomb

    September 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Well, if your current computer can run Windows 10, then it will definitely run Windows 11. Although i must say it will really struggle because the system demands for most Apps now are too high. It will be a sloathe.

  • Jeremy

    September 2, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Hey Simone, yes it is likely to run. But i wouldn’t advice you upgrade to Windows 11. First you may need to do an overall upgrade of the hardware for the system so that it can be able to handle the increased CPU and RAM demand of Windows 11.

  • SimoneR

    September 2, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks, guys for the tips. Yes, i have noticed from the online reviews that Windows 11 will be resource heavy. That makes it even heavy on older machines. This one will require a total upgrade of both hardware and software.

  • M-Bilal

    September 2, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I have no idea about computers but I feel that Core i7 or advance can run windows 11

  • Risten

    September 4, 2021 at 5:33 am

    I think PC about i3 would be capable of running Windows 11. But my advice is to wait until its official launch and see the reviews first before the update. Sometimes, you might feel your old OS was working better than the latest OS. This how I felt when I upgraded my windows 7 to Windows 8.

  • Learning-Kid

    September 4, 2021 at 11:38 am

    CPU: 1ghz with 2 or more cores

    Ram: 4GB

    Storage: 64GB or larger

    Internet: as needed to complete device setup on first use

  • Lovall

    October 3, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Windows 11 official release would be on this October 2021 will wait till it gets released, Windows recommendation are very strict, PC with lower configurations can also run it, but you might not get the optimum output.

  • Tecnik

    October 6, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Windows offically released these requirements 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC). With minimum 4 GB of RAM.

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