How much will Windows 11 cost? The question may arise after Microsoft announces significant changes to the operating system, both in interface and functionality. The publisher assured everyone: the update will be free.
Just as Windows 10 was made free for Windows 7 and 8 users, Windows 11 will be free for anyone with a Windows 10 license. As for the release date, Microsoft has been vague, citing the holiday season. , which would be a great gift for millions of PC owners!
Which computer is running Windows 11?
If Windows 11 is going to be a free update, you will have to worry about your computer’s ability to accommodate the new version of the operating system. Microsoft said you need a PC with a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Both Intel and AMD processors are supported, but obviously not all of them will be compatible.
For Intel, 8th generation (Coffee Lake) chips, 9th generation. (Coffee Lake Refresh), 10th generation. (Comet Lake) and the eleventh generation. (Rocket Lake and Tiger Lake) will be supported, as will Xeon Skylake, Cascade Lake, Cooper Lake, and Ice Lake. On the AMD side, the supported processors are Ryzen 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, as well as Threadripper 2000 and 3000, Threadripper Pro 3000, as well as 2nd and 3rd generation EPYCs.
Microsoft specifies that Windows 11 can be installed on older processors, but in this case the performance may be lower. In addition, support for these computers is not guaranteed. Windows 11 will be delivered via the usual OS update system, the system that actually distributes new versions of Windows 10.