Microsoft Changes Minimum System Requirements To Install Windows 11 OS

Microsoft changed its minimum system requirements to install Windows 11 operating system.

Microsoft recently announced that it changed its minimum system requirements to install Windows 11 operating system.

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Microsoft announced Windows 11 operating system earlier this year, which has a number of restrictions when it comes to running on some older hardware or even on Macs.

The company, however, recently confirmed some changes in minimum system requirements for Windows 11 operating system. It was last June when Microsoft had set three main requirements for a PC to run Windows 11 operating system.

First, it required a machine with a 64-bit 1GHz or faster processor, at least 64GB of storage, and at least 4GB RAM. Also, the computer needed a DirectX 12 compatible graphics card and support for TPM 2.0.

The change that Microsoft recently announced was related to minimum system requirements.

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At first, Microsoft said that only processors introduced after 2017 could run Windows 11 operating system, which seemed to have upset multiple users who still have PCs with old-but-still-quite-capable processors.

Although Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system will still be released with the same recommendations, it won’t require a compatible CPU for the upgrade. This means that any user can try to install Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system on any PC, but it’s not guaranteed that it will work.

Unfortunately, for Mac users, the situation regarding official support for Windows 11 through Boot Camp remained unclear because Windows 11 also required Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, which was a security layer built into the computer’s firmware or logic board.

9to5Mac reported that Apple has never offered TPM support on any Mac model and so this could mean that Windows 11 may never officially run on a Mac.

Based on a report, users have already figured out how to run Windows 11 operating system on Macs by modifying some system files to bypass TPM 2.0 checks, but the said workaround could be taken down by Microsoft.

Luckily, there were some more safe alternatives such as using Parallels, which will soon be updated to support the latest version of the Windows operating system.

For more information about Microsoft’s update on Windows 11 minimum system requirements, you can visit this link.

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