We are referring to Windows 11 again and we have already seen how a few days ago we saw an ISO leak which led some users to try and test it. The Genbeta colleagues succeeded, but in my case it was impossible because my computer is not compatible. And it is that for now, it seems that computers prior to 2016 will not be able to make the jump to Windows 11.
And is that with Windows 11 the installation requirements change, at least to meet the requirements of the build that was leaked. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be final, but it looks like not everyone will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 if they don’t meet four basic requirements on their computers.
Two almost insurmountable requirements if your PC is older than 2016
It will be June 24 when we have all the details. But as we verify if what Satya Nadella has said will be “one of the most important developments in Windows in the last decade” is true, so far what we do know is that all computers cannot use Windows 11.
As colleagues at Microsofters say, it seems that there are a fair number of teams that cannot install the Windows 11 Filtered Build. And the reason is the requirements that this Build requires:
The system disk must be 64 GB or more. The PC must support TPM 2.0. The PC must support Secure Boot. There must be at least 4 GB of RAM.
Four issues two of which are easily resolved (hard drive size and memory), although the other two, supporting TPM 2.0 and having Secure Boot, are a bottleneck.
In the case of TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module), it is mandatory to implement from 2016 if you want to certify computers with Windows 10. A system based on the use of a chip with a secure cryptoprocessor to store keys of encryption to protect information. And if our PC does not have it, it will be impossible to make the jump to Windows 11. To find out if our PC has TPM 2.0, we can follow these steps:
Type “Run” in the Windows search box and click on its icon or navigate with the Windows + R command. Type and run the tpm.msc command. Check in the lower right part of the image that the equipment has version 2.0
For its part, Secure Boot becomes a secure boot mode for the UEFI firmware on the motherboard. The goal is to prevent any unsigned or certified software from running on system startup and it is from Windows 8.
If you don’t have these four requirements on your PC, two of which are basic and security-focused, everything indicates that you won’t be able to take the plunge and upgrade to Windows 11.
On the other hand, concerning the RAM, it must be remembered that Microsoft wants to prevent computers from continuing to have capacities of 1 GB of RAM for and 16 GB of capacity, which Windows 10 needs to start working. The requirements that in Windows 11 seem to have a remarkable growth.