Windows 11 (Photo by Ascannio on Adobe)Windows 11 has easy-to-use tools that can help you optimise your screen space and maximise your productivity. But how do you know if your PC is up to the job of running Windows 11?

Here are the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB).
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
  • 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 colour channel.
  • Internet connection and Microsoft account: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account. Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

But before rushing to install Windows 11, check our advice on when to upgrade here.

And for more information on feature-specific requirements for Windows 11: See here.