Upgrading To Windows 11

Microsoft Is Releasing Windows 11

In June 2021, Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will available in late 2021 or early 2022. Windows 11 is designed to be more user-friendly with a new look and comes with some new tools, sounds, and apps. Microsoft is also proud to announce that Windows 11 is their most secure version yet!

In order to take advantage of the increased security, Windows 11 has minimum system requirements that your devices must meet to install Windows 11.

Minimum Requirements:

According to Microsoft, your device must have the following to successfully install Windows 11:

  • CPU: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB or larger
  • System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Graphics Card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
  • Internet: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use

Do I Have To Buy New Devices?

Before you panic about needing a new device, there is some good news. First, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025. This gives you about four years to make the switch to Windows 11. Secondly, Microsoft is doing testing and working on expanding the number of current devices that can support Windows 11.

If you need devices, the time to buy may be now due to ongoing chip shortages and an anticipated devices constraint near the release of Windows 11. There are currently known, compatible units available. Please contact us today for equivalent replacements!

Business Device Compatibility List

Below is a list of common, current hardware that exists in business, education, and government environments. Some of the hardware listed are compatible, and some are not. As Microsoft and vendors complete testing, this list will likely be added onto. Check back periodically to see what devices are added.

If you have one of the devices listed that is not compatible with Windows 11, please reach out to RDI. RDI will help you develop and implement a plan for switching to Windows 11.

Windows 11 Compatibility List

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