In this video we demonstrate how to check if your computer has meets the requirements to run Windows 11.

We ran this on a compute stick named a Terryza W5/T5 Pro and were surprised to find that its only deficiency was the CPU.  It turns out that Intel Atom X6 CPU’s are supported but the Intel Atom X5 that is in the Terryza is not.

Windows 11 Minimum Hardware Requirements

Processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).  Here is the list of INTEL CPU’s, AMD CPU’s and QUALCOMM CPU’s that are compatible with Windows 11
RAM4 gigabyte (GB).
Storage64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.
Graphics cardCompatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
DisplayHigh definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
Internet & Microsoft accountWindows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account.  Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.  For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

Your device must be running Windows 10 version 2004 or later if you are trying to upgrade to Windows 11.


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