Microsoft today is releasing a new ad for Windows 11, which is expected to be released on October 5th.
Microsoft today is releasing a new advertisement for its upcoming version of Windows – Windows 11. The new ad highlights new features and capabilities of the OS as well as its shiny new look.
New Windows 11 Ad from Microsoft
According to Microsoft: “Microsoft launched an international ad campaign on Thursday to raise awareness and excitement around Windows 11. The campaign is centered on the 60-second ad you can watch below.”
The new version of Windows 11 features a new elegant UI with rounded corners. As well as new features — including a revamped user interface, a new Start menu, Taskbar, Snap Layouts for Windows management, new Widgets feature Microsoft Teams Chat, new Virtual Desktops, and a lot more.
While still in the testing phases by Windows Insiders, the new version of Windows is set to be released on October 5th.
Windows 11 Minimum System Requirements
Windows 11 will require Microsoft’s official minimum system requirements to run and officially be supported.
- A modern 1Ghz 64-bit dual-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB drive
- 9-inch display
- 1366×768 resolution UEFI Secure Boot & TPM 2.0 compatible
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WWDM 2.x
- Microsoft is not releasing a 32-bit version of the OS. But 32-bit apps will still work on Windows 11.
Important Note: You can technically create install media (on a flash drive or even a DVD) and “Clean Install” Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware. But there is a risk with doing this. The company said it would allow the technical workaround to get Windows 11 on older devices, but they probably won’t receive any Windows Updates. That means you won’t get driver or security updates. This will make that PC a lot more vulnerable.
Check if Your PC Can Run Windows 11
The main thing to note is your PC should have an 8th Gen Intel Processor or Newer. Or a modern AMD processor. You can view supported Windows 11 processors here. And your CPU needs to have Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0). Even some newer CPUs don’t have that, so you’ll need to double-check.
To check if your computer has it, read how to check if your PC has TPM 2.0 support.
Also, make sure to run the PC Health Check app to scan your PC to make sure it’s compatible with Windows 11. If it isn’t, the (new and improved app) will show you what your PC lacks.