Windows 11: The most common FAQ with answers!

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Since the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft has struggled to communicate some of the major changes to the next-generation operating system. From hardware requirements to CPU limits, there are many common questions that people come up with. Will Windows 11 run on my computer? What criteria does Microsoft use to create CPU generation limits for Windows 11? What happens to Windows 10 users who do not meet the hardware requirements? Well, to help you answer all your questions, we have come up with the most common FAQs and answers for Windows 11. So don’t wait, let’s jump to the FAQ section of Windows 11.


All answered Windows 11 questions (2021)

Here we have answered some of the most common Windows 11 questions related to TPM, CPU generation, release date, or specific Windows 11 features. We also asked questions about end-of-life support for Windows 10 and how to run Windows 11 on unsupported machines. To get rid of all the questions about Windows 11, it’s a good idea to check all the questions from top to bottom.

1. Is my PC eligible for a Windows 11 upgrade?

Microsoft offers free upgrades for Windows 10 users, but there are some caveats. Check out this free app that tells you if your PC is compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft’s official PC Health Check app can also check if you can run Windows 11 on your PC, but for the time being it has been removed due to a bug.

To briefly explain the current scenario, you need a TPM security chip and an 8th generation Intel or later processor to use Windows 11. On the AMD side, a Ryzen 2500 or later processor is required.

2. How do I upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?

Currently, Windows 11 is only available to users who are part of the Windows Insiders Program development channel. You can enroll in the program and upgrade to Windows 11 with a few simple steps. If you need help, follow the tutorial on how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

3. Will my data be erased when I upgrade to Windows 11?

No, when I upgrade to Windows 11, nothing is erased. All files, programs, and even activation keys remain intact.

4. How much does it cost to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?

If you’re using Windows 10 and meet your system requirements, upgrading to Windows 11 is completely free and you don’t have to pay anything. Also, you don’t need to purchase a separate license key for Windows 11.

5. If I don’t like Windows 11, can I go back to Windows 10?

Yes, if you don’t like Windows 11 and want to roll back to Windows 10 with all the files and programs intact, you can do so. However, this action must be performed within 10 days of migrating to Windows 11. After the 10-day period, you will need to manually do a clean install of Windows 10. Also, be sure to back up all your files, as a clean installation will erase the files from your C drive.

We are currently working on a detailed guide that explains how to roll back from Windows 11 to Windows 10. This article will be updated shortly with a link to the guide.

6. How can I check if my computer has a TPM?

Just run it using the Windows keyboard shortcut “Windows + R”. tpm.msc Check if the TPM is available on your PC. For detailed steps, follow the guide on how to check and enable the TPM chip on your Windows PC.

7. Why is TPM required on Windows 11?

The TPM is a hardware security chip that stores all passwords, secret credentials, encryption keys, and more. As the risk of attacks on the PC motherboard increases, Microsoft wants to protect these important private keys from malicious hackers. For more information on this topic, see What is a TPM and why it is essential to Windows 11.

8. Which CPU is compatible with Windows 11?

Currently, Windows 11 is only compatible with 8th Generation Intel and later processors and AMD Ryzen 2500 and later processors. A complete list of Intel, AMD, and Snapdragon CPUs compatible with Windows 11 can be found here.

That said, after users were furious with Microsoft for creating artificial CPU limits, the company said it would consider adding support for 7th generation Intel and 1st generation Ryzen processors. Through the Insider program, test how the next-generation desktop operating system works on PCs with unsupported processors.

9. What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

The minimum system requirements for Windows 11 are a 64-bit processor, a CPU above 1 GHz (GHz), 4GB of RAM, a TPM chip, and a 720p display. You can see a complete list of official hardware requirements for running Windows 11.

10. What if my PC doesn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11?

If your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11, you can continue to use Windows 10 and receive updates until October 14, 2025.

11. What happens when Windows 10 reaches the end of its life?

As mentioned above Windows 10 will reach its end of life in 2025.. You can continue to use your computer, but there will be no new features or quality updates.

In addition, Windows 10 PCs will not get many security updates after 2025, making them more vulnerable to malicious attacks and viruses. If you continue to use your Windows 10 computer, you will need to pay for extended support as it occurs with the Windows 7 enhanced security update.

12. When will Windows 11 support end?

Looking at previous trends, Windows 11 seems to be supported for the next 10 years (until 2031). There are feature and quality updates for the first 5-6 years, and probably for the last 4 years to receive support and service updates.

For enterprise users running LTSC edition Windows 11 maintenance end date It will certainly be longer, like Windows 10, which will end support for business users in 2029.

13. How long will the free upgrade to Windows 11 last?

Although not yet announced, the free upgrade period generally lasts for one year from the start of general availability (GA). Therefore, if Windows 11 GA was launched in October this year, the offer will continue until October 2022. This offer window is at Microsoft’s discretion and, as before, the upgrade window is usually extended.

14. Can I install Windows 11 without an unsupported CPU and TPM?

Officially, you can’t install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware – without a TPM or incompatible CPU. However, there are some workarounds you can try. You need to make some changes to the registry.

By the way, if you have a clean install of Windows 11, Microsoft will not check CPU generation either. So this is an artificial limitation. Currently, only TPM and Secure Boot are checked during a clean install.

15. How to download Windows 11 ISO image?

Microsoft has officially announced that it will not release an ISO for early Windows 11 preview builds. To access the ISO image, you have to wait for the beta channel release, which may take place in July. Please note this download page for Windows 11 ISO images. Make sure you’re signed in with your Microsoft account.

16. How do I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 11?

Unfortunately, Windows 7 users don’t have access to a free upgrade to Windows 11. However, you can use the free media creation tool to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you want to activate your Windows 10 PC after installation, you can get a Windows 10 key cheaply using the linked guides.

17. What are all the features removed from Windows 11?

Key features removed from Windows 11 include Internet Explorer, Classic Start Menu, Live Tiles, and Windows Timeline. Most importantly, the next-generation desktop operating system has removed the ability to resize the taskbar and move it to the top or sides. Well, that’s a disappointing change, but don’t worry as we covered. This is a detailed guide that you can use to customize the taskbar in Windows 11.

You can find a complete list of features that Microsoft has removed in Windows 11 here.

18. When will Android app support be introduced in Windows 11?

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the date, but support for Android apps on Windows 11 may arrive on the Windows Insiders Dev channel in late July. For more information on how Microsoft runs Android apps on Windows 11, see Project Latte’s detailed description.

19. Can I sideload Android APK on Windows 11?

according to Microsoft engineerThe answer is yes. Besides installing your favorite Android apps from the Amazon App Store, you can also sideload your Android APK to your Windows 11 computer.

20. When will the Windows 11 Stable Update be released to the general public?

Windows 11 is currently in testing and will continue for the next four months. According to some leaks, a stable update for Windows 11 will be released on October 20, 2021.

That said, stable updates are not readily available to all users. This is a gradual rollout, and Microsoft states that the transition will continue until 2022. For a detailed answer, check out the instructions on when your PC will get Windows 11 updates.

21. When will Windows 11 laptops hit the market?

According to Microsoft, the first batch of Windows 11 laptops and desktops will be on the market during this holiday season.

22. Can I upgrade my PC to Windows 11 if I’m running Windows 10 in S mode?

Yes, you can upgrade to Windows 11 Home Edition in S mode. However, it must meet the minimum hardware requirements above.

23. How many GB is Windows 11?

For Windows 11 Home Edition, it’s about 2.8GB. For Windows 11 Pro and other editions, the ISO size is about 4.6GB.

24. Can I move the taskbar in Windows 11?

Windows 11 does not have a user option to reposition the new centered taskbar in Windows 11. However, you can easily move the Windows 11 taskbar using registry tweaks. Follow the guide on how to customize the taskbar in Windows 11.

25. Is it possible to revert to the Classic Start menu that supports live tiles in Windows 11?

Yes, you can undo the traditional Start menu in Windows 11 by changing some registry values. We recommend that you follow the tutorial on how to return to the Windows 10 Start menu in Windows 11.

Windows 11: Most Common FAQ with Answers

Therefore, these are some of the frequently asked questions about Windows 11. We tried to answer all sorts of questions, from technical questions to general questions about availability and new features. If you think you’ve missed something, please let us know in the comments below. We will beep the article with the answers to all your questions.