Short Guide To Windows 11 Installation Requirements


Windows 11 has been around for a while now. It succeeds the much-loved Windows 10, which was released to the masses back in 2014. It is also possible that you have heard that Windows 11 is Microsoft’s greatest iteration yet, but can your computer run it?

In the past, you could run new Microsoft OS upgrades on virtually any hardware. For the newer OS (11), it is not that easy, thanks to the controversy surrounding the hardware requirements to run the service. But let us look at what is needed to run Windows 11, right?

Basic Requirements

Microsoft has since released the minimum requirements needed for running Windows 11.

If some of the hardware requirements are under par (based on what computer you have), then you might want to buy a new computer.


1 GHz  or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system-on-chip (SoC). The processor must be Intel 8th-generation or newer/or AMD Ryzen 2000 series or newer. Find more about this here.


4 GB is the minimum RAM required. If it is under that, you can always upgrade.


Anything from 64 GB is acceptable.


DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver


HD (720p) display that is greater than 9 inches diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.

Confirming If Your Comp Can Run Windows 11

  • Download the PC Health Check app from here.
  • Run the app
  • Click ‘Check Now’
  • You will be told if your PC can run Windows 11 or otherwise.

If your machine can’t do it, then upgrade your storage or RAM, motherboard, processor or otherwise.

In case that is not working, then just buy a modern computer.