I have Windows 11 running on my PC with 2008 As old as the Dell Inspiron 530, although I’m not saying this is what you
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How o I installed is Windows 11? The easiest way to get Windows 11 is to check for Windows Update on a supported, fully up-to-date Windows 10 PC. However, if you don’t see it there, or if you have a lot of computers to upgrade and just want to download the new OS once, there are other options. Microsoft offers several manual downloads for Windows 11 Methods. One is to use the Install Assistant app, which is installed on your PC to trigger a normal upgrade installation via Windows Update. The second is to use the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool, which automates the process of creating a bootable USB installation drive or downloading an installation ISO file. Once you have a USB drive, you can boot from it to perform a clean install, or run the setup app from within Windows 10 to perform a normal upgrade installation. You can also burn the ISO to DVD, but installing from any USB drive (even an old USB 2.0 drive) will be much faster, so you shouldn’t. Finally, you can download the ISO file directly from the Microsoft website.
Do I need to pay? Windows 11 is a free upgrade to Windows 10. So, if you’re running Windows 10 Home or Professional on your PC, you’ll be able to install and activate the equivalent version of Windows 11, whether your PC supports it or not. If you are installing on a new PC you built yourself Windows 11, then you should purchase a Windows 10 or Windows 11 license. These can be purchased from retail sites like Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, or directly from Microsoft for between $120 and $140.
informally , you can purchase a valid Windows product key from a product key resale site for $15 to $40. Many of these sites are sketchy and we won’t link directly to any of them, but it’s an option to get a working key. Also, I informally, It’s an open secret that the equivalent version of Windows 11 was activated using the old Windows 7 and Windows 8 product keys. Windows 10 installers will continue to accept these legacy product keys long after the “official” free Windows 10 upgrade offer expired in 2016, and at least in our testing, they continued to work with Windows 11.
my computer What needs to be “supported”?
Let’s reiterate the Windows 11 system requirements:
“Compatible” 1 GHz or faster dual-core 64-bit processor from Intel, AMD or Qualcomm
with WDDM 2.0 driver DirectX 12 Compatible GPU
support and enable UEFI Secure Boot
Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Version 2.0
720p monitors larger than 9 inches
Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account and Internet connection; Windows 11 Pro on Windows 11 version 21H1 Local accounts are still available in the 22H2 update, but in the 22H2 update, the Pro version Ben also requires a Microsoft account to log in. There are some workarounds, which we’ll cover later. Processor requirements are the most stringent; supported processors Includes 8th generation and newer Intel Core processors and AMD Ryzen 2000 series processors and newer. These are chips that were launched in late 2017 and early 2018. Older computers cannot officially run Windows 11. This is very different from Windows 10, which supports almost anything that can run Windows 7 or Windows 8.
We take a closer look at the reasons behind these claims (and whether they hold) in our review. But the three major requirements are CPU requirements, TPM requirements and Secure Boot requirements.
How can I tell if my computer is supported?