This morning Microsoft, in a virtual conference, presented the new generation of its operating system: Windows 11, which will have a better design, more customization options, and integration with tools such as Teams. If you want to have access to all the news, the good news is that the update will be free, but there are certain features that your computer should have.
The company confirmed that, as happened with Windows 10, when Windows 7 and Windows 8 users had the possibility to update to the new version for free. Now those who have Windows 10 installed on their computers will receive Windows 11 for free.
However, before you accept the change, we recommend that you verify that your computer is compatible because, although you can download it, if it does not have the technical characteristics, it is likely that you will not have the best experience and you will start to have problems. That is why Follow This Trending World Tech going to tell you what are the basic requirements to have Windows 11.
It must be said that you do not need very sophisticated or state-of-the-art equipment, all you will need is a PC with the minimum hardware requirements, which in this case will be a 64-bit CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage.
What could possibly mean a problem is the TPM 2.0 support, a cryptography system that protects the keys and encrypted information of the users, which became mandatory as of 2016, so many computers released before that date probably will not have this feature. To check if your PC is compatible, press Windows + R and write tpm.msc in the space, a window with system information will appear, in the last section is the TPM version.
When Windows 11 is available it will be delivered via Windows Update in the same way that Windows 10 updates were previously available.
It was already speculated that Microsoft would not charge people to upgrade to Windows 11 as it must be remembered that the company obtains most of its revenue, related to Windows, through commercial licenses and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).
However, it must be said that Microsoft has not shared an exact release date only stated: Windows 11 will be available via a free update for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs starting this holiday, so there will be what to expect.
Windows 11 will come with major design changes, for example, new ways that light moves across icons, transparencies, new themes, and rounded corners.
In terms of customization, the user can tile their windows with custom designs for their screen size. It also now includes the option to create groups of programs and files or several desktops with their own wallpapers for different users of the same computer or for the person to go from their personal applications to the professional ones.
In case you are working on a 2-in-1 computer or using the system for example on a tablet, the icons will be adapted to make it easier to work. In addition, Windows 11 is compatible with a stylus, which will be useful if you want to use the new floating keyboard that includes emojis and voice typing.
On the other hand, the start menu now includes a search bar that, they said, searches not only on the PC but on OneDrive and the web so that the user finds just what they need. In addition, Microsoft assured that "Windows 11 is the safest Windows so far" and that it is faster than its previous version.
Another interesting novelty is the integration of Windows 11 with Microsoft Teams so that you have direct access to video calls and all the tools available from this system that you are thinking about both for work and to keep in touch with friends and family. It's even worth remembering that a free version was released a few weeks ago.
Also Xbox Game Pass is integrated into Windows 11 through the Xbox application that will offer a better gaming experience including an HDR mode, similar to how it works on the console, which means "Superior Graphics".
Regarding Microsoft Store, they assured that now the store will allow access to any type of application, in addition, developers can use their own payment systems if they wish and the company will not charge them a commission.
Another announcement in this regard was that Android applications will run natively on Windows 11 and can be downloaded from the Amazon application store, through the new Windows store that is included in the operating system. These apps can be pinned to the taskbar or combined with traditional Windows programs.