Microsoft will start experimenting with putting a warning watermark on the desktop if Windows 11 is running on hardware that does not support the operating system, reports The Verge.
The warning says “System requirements not met”. A similar warning should also appear on the Settings landing page.
The warnings have so far only appeared in the trial version of Windows 11. It remains to be seen when and if they will appear in the standard version.
The system requirements for Windows 11 are as follows:
Processor: 64-bit processor at 1 GHz or higher with at least two cores. It does not sound very dangerous, but it must also be very new. Basically, it’s the eighth generation Core processor from Intel and the Ryzen 3000 family or newer from AMD, with a few more slightly older processors such as some models of the Ryzen 2000 series and Intel’s Skylake-X. Complete lists can be found at Microsoft.
FRAME: At least 4 GB.
Storage: At least 64 GB.
TMP: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Built into most of the processors that support Windows 11, but may need to be enabled in bios.
Graphics card: Compatible with Directx 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Screen: High-resolution 720p screen larger than 9 inches on the diagonal and with 8 bits per color channel.
Internet connection and Microsoft account: Windows 11 Home requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft account for the initial installation. Internet connection is required for updates and to download and take advantage of certain features. A Microsoft account is required for certain features.
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