Windows 11 How to download and install

We are going to explain how to install Windows 11 on your computer, the new operating system created by Microsoft. The wait has come to an end, and this new version is finally available so you can install it on your compatible computers. Of course, first it is recommended that you make some preparations , such as copies of all the data that you do not want to risk losing during the transition. It is not that you are going to lose them, it is a “just in case” that is worth doing.

Windows 11

In this article, we are going to start by explaining what you need to be able to install Windows 11 , since there may be many computers that are not compatible due to a specific chip. And then, we will tell you what are the two methods available to obtain this new version.

We are going to start by explaining what the minimum requirements of Windows 11 are . These requirements are the basic components and characteristics that your computer must have in order to install it, and if you fail in any of them, you will simply not be able to install Windows 11 and you will have to stay on Windows 10. Although this is not a drama either, because Windows 10 will continue with stand and you can continue to use it perfectly.

Processor : 2 or more cores of 1 GHz or more, and it has to be a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).

RAM memory : You will need a minimum of 4 GB of RAM memory.

Storage : You will need a minimum of 64 GB of free space on the hard drive where you are going to install it.

System firmware : You will need a computer with UEFI , and compatible with Secure Boot .

TPM : You need support for Trusted Platform Module 2.0 or TPM 2.0, which since 2016 is required for any Windows computer hardware. We have written how to check if you have a TPM chip in your computer, since it will be the hardest requirement to meet.

Graphics Card : Your graphics card needs to support DirectX 12 or later, and the WDDM 2.0 driver.

Screen : You will need a screen that is a minimum of 9 inches diagonally, with 720p high definition, and 8 bits per color channel.

Other : You’ll need to have a Microsoft account, and you’ll need to be connected to the Internet for initial setup and any updates.

If you are a Windows 10 user, you should know that there are some requirements that have changed. For example, 4 GB of RAM is required instead of the 1 or 2 GB required by the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Also, Windows 11 only has a 64-bit version , so 32-bit processors , that the ones that remain must be very old, they will not be able to receive this update.

The biggest problem computers are going to face is the requirement to have a TPM 2.0 chip . The TPM is a security chip, a cryptoprocessor that is used to store the Windows encryption keys and thus protect the privacy of your most sensitive files. This chip did not become popular until a few years ago, so your computer may not have it. At other times you may have it but not know it, because you might have to enable the TPM from the computer’s UEFI .

There are methods to install Windows 11 on computers without TPM , and Microsoft has said that these computers will have more bugs, and will not receive security updates of the operating system, nor the regular updates that are released every half year or every year with new features.

 

How to install Windows 11 from Windows 10

If your computer meets all the minimum requirements, you can install Windows 11 directly from Windows Update . For that, you have to enter the Windows configuration, and once inside, click on the Windows Update section that will appear above the header. If it does not appear, you can also enter the Update and security section , where in the left column you will have the Windows Update section.

Here, if your computer is compatible, you will see a prompt for you to install Windows 11 . It will tell you that your update is ready and that it is free, and you will only have to hit the download and install button and wait for the process to complete. First, Windows Update will proceed to download the several gigabytes that Windows 11 occupies, and then it will proceed to install it. When finished, you will have to restart, and then you will go on to do the initial configuration.

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