Windows 11: How to check if your PC will get a free update to new Microsoft OS

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Microsoft took the wraps off its first big operating system update in six years. The new Windows 11 operating system comes with a new refreshed look as well as some new features. However, machines wanting to run the new update will have to satisfy the minimum system requirements to be able to run Windows 11.

Users that are not certain about the specifications of their laptop or PC can even check with their device manufacturer or by using Microsoft’s PC Health Check app which is compatible with Windows 10.

Also Read: Microsoft announces Windows 11, to be rolled out on PCs by the end of 2021

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Microsoft has also listed the requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If a device does not satisfy the minimum requirements, it will not receive a free upgrade to Windows 11.

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 gigabyte (GB)

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Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device

System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable

TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

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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 accounts: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.

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