Fresh from the Windows 11 announcement, Microsoft has announced that the upcoming OS will be a free upgrade for all Windows 10 installations.
“The free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022. And next week, we’ll begin to share an early build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program – this is a passionate community of Windows fans whose feedback is important to us.”
Windows 11 Minimum System Requirements
|CPU||1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System-on-Chip (SoC)|
|Graphics Card||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display||720p display that’s greater than 9 inches diagonally, 8 bits per color channel|
|System Firmware||UEFI, Secure Boot capable|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Internet Connection||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use. Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.|
If you want to make sure your PC will be able to upgrade, you can download and run Microsoft’s PC Health Check app.