Upgrade To Windows 11 – Release Detailed – Download/Upgrade

Windows 11

Released: 05 Oct 2021

Get a fresh perspective

Windows 11 provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience. From a rejuvenated Start menu to new ways to connect to your favorite people, news, games, and content—Windows 11 is the place to think, express, and create in a natural way.

Windows 11 Snap feature showing three applications on one screen

Maximize your productivity

Access all the apps you need and multi-task with ease with tools like Snap layouts, Desktops, and a new more-intuitive redocking experience.

Windows 11 screen with Microsoft Teams app and taskbar icon

New ways to connect

Connect instantly to the people you care about right from your desktop with Microsoft Teams. Call or chat for free—no matter what device they’re on.1

Your content, curated by you

With Microsoft Edge and a multitude of Widgets you can choose from, you can quickly stay up to date with the news, information, and entertainment that matters most to you.2 Easily find the apps you need and the programmes you love to watch in the new Microsoft Store.

Windows 11 Widgets screen

A PC for each of us

The new Windows is available on the widest array of devices, from our partners who are bringing you the latest innovations in touch, pen, and voice, making it easy to find the best, most affordable device for you.4

Array of 6 Windows 11 computers
Person looking at Windows 11 laptop

Find the right PC for you

Need a new PC now? There are some Windows 10 PCs that can upgrade for free when Windows 11 rolls out.4 5

It’s so much easier to transfer to a new PC when you back up your files and photos from your old PC to OneDrive.7

Check for compatibility

Use the PC Health Check app8 to see if your PC can run Windows 11.

DOWNLOAD PC HEALTH CHECK APP

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Minimum system requirements

Read here for more information on system requirements and information on how some PCs might be able to update or change settings to meet the requirements.

Minimum system requirements
Processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory4 GB RAM
Storage64 GB or larger storage device
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
Minimum system requirements
Graphics cardCompatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
DisplayHigh definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.
Internet connectionMicrosoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home

Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.

Certain features require specific hardware. System requirements to run some apps will exceed the Windows 11 minimum device specifications. Check device compatibility information specific to the apps you want to install. Available storage on your device will vary based on installed apps and updates. Performance will scale with higher end, more capable PCs. Additional requirements may apply over time and for updates.