Windows 11, Microsoft does not meet the minimum system requirements

The system requirements for enjoying Windows 11 have been controversial since its inception. Microsoft has tried to justify itself, but this file is not clear and the giant is the origin of a bug that does not help.

During a Windows Insider podcast on YouTube, Microsoft’s Claton Hendricks revealed the various improvements made to Task Manager. Unfortunately for Redmond, the task manager is a source of information and the application reveals the current system configuration, including the processor, for example. It quickly became apparent that the PC used was not suitable for Windows 11. A problematic stance when it comes to disclosing operating system performance…

What’s new in Windows Task Manager on an unsupported Claton Hendricks PC.

Its configuration was based on an Intel platform with a Core i7-7660 processor. This SKU is not listed as eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11.

Windows 11 and its hardware requirements

It should be noted that it is possible to deploy Windows 11 to an unsupported device, but Microsoft strongly discourages it. Why ?

According to the giant, such an installation is accompanied by an increased likelihood of problems. In this context, data from the Windows Insider program was shared to prove that exceeding hardware recommendations can seriously affect the operating system experience and performance.

explained the giant

“The move to modern drivers allows drivers and associated software to be installed and serviced in a coordinated manner via Windows Update and provides better mechanisms for tracking driver status. The result of this coordination is that system drivers are properly installed and functional after updates, providing a reliable experience when upgrading to Windows 11.

On Windows Insider machines, those that didn’t meet the minimum system requirements had 52% more kernel-mode crashes (blue screens) than those that did. Machines that met the requirements provided a 99.8% trouble-free experience, effectively managed by OEMs and IHVs with modern driver update management. Additionally, unsupported hardware apps are 17% more likely to crash, and we see 43% more crashes with proprietary apps.”

Minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC.

Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later to upgrade. The free update is offered via Windows Update under Settings > Update & Security.

Windows 11 asks

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher, with at least 2 cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system-on-chip (SoC).
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64 GB storage device or more
  • System Firmware: UEFI Compliant Secure Boot.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or higher with WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • Display: High definition screen (720p) with a diagonal of more than 9 inches, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Internet connection and Microsoft account: Windows 11 Home Edition requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft account.

An internet connection is also required to get Windows 11 Home out of S mode.

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