Microsoft (MSFT) announced a free Windows 11 upgrade to Windows 10 machines, however, many users will be unable to use the benefit, as the newly launched operating system will only support eighth generation and newer Intel Core processors, Apollo Lake, and newer Pentium and Celeron processors.
Windows 10 required only a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM (or 2GB for the 64-bit version), 16GB of storage, and an 800-by-600 resolution display, but Windows 11 requires a 1GHz, 64-bit processor with two or more cores, and has increased the requirements slightly to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as well as a 720p display, as per the website.
It also mentions the requirement of a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, which is a security chip usually used in professional notebook machines and desktops to store and protect passwords and encryption keys.
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