Windows 11

Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope
Windows 11

Officially announced on June 24, 2021, Microsoft Windows 11 is the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system planned to be released in 2021.

New Windows 11 features

Windows 11 shares many of the features found in Windows 10, in addition to the following additional features.

  • Redesigned user interface with the taskbar buttons being center-aligned by default, new widgets, and rounded corners on program windows.
  • Redesigned Microsoft Store that now allows developers to distribute Win32, PWA (progressive web applications), Universal Windows Platform apps, and other packaging technologies.
  • Able to run Android apps and get Android apps through the Windows Store and Amazon app store.
  • Integration of Microsoft Teams and Xbox app into Windows.

Windows 11 system requirements

1 GHz processor or faster 64-bit (x64).
4 GB of RAM.
64 GB of hard drive space.
UEFI system firmware.
DirectX 12 or later graphics card device with WDDM 2.0 or higher.
Internet connection and Microsoft account.

Tip

To help determine if your computer is compatible with Windows 11, use WhyNotWin11 to get a breakdown of why your computer may or may not be compatible.

Note

Windows 11 only supports 64-bit systems using X86-64 or ARM64 processors and no longer supports 32-bit processors. Also, Windows 11 no longer supports legacy BIOS and requires a UEFI system with Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 without modifying the installation.

What Windows version came before Windows 11?

For the end user, Windows 10 came before Windows 11.

What version of Windows comes after Windows 11?

Windows 11 is the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Operating system terms, Windows, Windows 10