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Windows 11 Pro for business

Supercharge insights and efficiency with Copilot and Windows 11 Pro

Move into the future with Windows 11 Pro for business

Breakthrough productivity

With inclusive AI-powered experiences, immersive workflows, and unmatched personalization, your team can do it all on a Windows 11 Pro computer.

Protection by default

With layers of security enabled, you can work from anywhere shielded by powerful cybersecurity across hardware, software, identities, and data.

Unlock AI Advantage

Stay ahead of modern business requirements and rethink your workplace with industry-leading AI.

Quiet help desks and happy employees

Get employees up and running quickly with modern computers and simple self-help features.

Elevate every workstyle

Get your best work done, wherever and however you want. With AI-powered efficiency, intelligent workflows, and unmatched personalization, Windows 11 Pro computers deliver 42% faster completion of demanding workloads on average. 5

Protects against evolving threats

With phishing safeguards, passwordless security, and app control, Windows 11 customers report a reduction in security incidents by up to 58%—and 2.8 times fewer instances of identity theft. 1

Business transformation simplified

Stay ahead of modern business requirements and make life easy for IT with guaranteed compatibility, fast deployments and a reported 80% drop in helpdesk calls. 9

The right Windows to help you secure any opportunity

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Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

Equipped for the most demanding workloads with features like faster filesharing and advanced processing.

Windows 11 Enterprise

For organizations with advanced security and management needs.
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Minimum Windows 11 Pro system requirements

Windows 11 Pro is designed for security and performance across a wide range of devices and configurations.

1 gigahertz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor.

4 gigabytes.

64 gigabytes or larger storage device.

UEFI, Secure Boot capable.

Trusted Platform Module 2.0.

Compatible with DirectX12 or later.

High-definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally.

Ready to upgrade to AI-powered Windows 11 Pro? Check for compatibility

Whether you’re upgrading for a single PC or a whole organization, our analysis tools help ensure your devices are ready for the latest version of Windows 11.

Secure business goals with layers of protection

Help your business thrive anywhere with secure, easy-to-manage, AI-powered Windows 11 Pro computers.

Explore additional Windows 11 Pro benefits for business

Explore more ways to strengthen security and boost productivity—whether it’s with new computers, AI-powered tools for business, or seamlessly integrated apps.

Copilot in Windows with commercial data protection 2

See how you can use Copilot’s AI-powered security tools.

Secured-core PCs

Secured-core PCs are the most secure Windows PCs ever, with powerhouse protection out of the box that proactively helps prevent infections, protect information, and reduce security complexity.

Pluton protection designed by Microsoft

Microsoft Pluton hardware security provides additional protection against sophisticated firmware-level attacks and is available on select devices.

Enhanced collaboration with Teams

Windows 11 is designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams.

Windows release health

Get information on the latest Windows releases and servicing milestones, plus resources and safeguards to help plan your next update.

Windows Update for Business

Use Windows Update for Business to help ensure that devices anywhere have the latest security and advanced Windows features.

Windows 11 Pro in action

Windows 11 Pro frequently asked questions

Windows 11 is a community of professionals working together to make the most of their work. For any questions or concerns, check out some frequently asked questions below.
  • PCs with Windows 11 are available from a broad selection of retailers and our partners. Explore Windows 11 Pro computers today.
  • We’ll send you a notification once your eligible PC has been tested and validated for the free upgrade. Or you can go to Windows Update and see for yourself. Please note that a significant download is required to complete this upgrade. ISP fees may apply in areas where the internet is metered.
  • The upgrade to Windows 11 is for the same edition as you have on your Windows 10 device. Windows 11 Pro does not offer Windows 11 Pro in S mode, so you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade.
  • An update is a change within a version of a Windows product. An upgrade is when you change OS versions, for example moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11, or when you upgrade to a higher edition within the same OS version (e.g., Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro).
  • Windows 11 is based on the same foundation as Windows 10, so it supports the same management tools that you are familiar with today.
  • Yes, most applications, devices, and accessories that worked with Windows 10 are compatible with Windows 11. You can also check with the software, device, or accessory manufacturer to confirm compatibility. Microsoft offers App Assure, a service to help with any software or browser application compatibility issue that you may discover. Learn more at https://aka.ms/appassure.
  • Most software and accessories that worked with Windows 10 also work with Windows 11. Check with your software publisher or accessory manufacturer for specific details on your products. Microsoft offers App Assure, a service to help with any software or browser app compatibility issue that you may discover. Learn more at https://aka.ms/appassure.
  • Windows 11 Enterprise helps increase the engagement of each employee by bringing more intelligent, inclusive experiences across every job and work style. It balances information access and employee flexibility with addressing an ever-changing threat environment. In addition, Windows 11 Enterprise helps IT cut costs and complexity with cloud tools, streamlined devices and management from anywhere.
    Windows 11 Enterprise E3 brings continuous value with cloud-powered capabilities available for immediate use upon release and predictable OS-based features updated annually and supported for 36 months.
  • Most devices available for purchase today will be upgradeable to Windows 11. You will have the option to upgrade, clean install, or reimage Windows devices that are eligible to move to Windows 11. For Windows 7 and 8.1 devices that meet hardware requirements, you will need to clean install or reimage to go directly to Windows 11. Please view https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-11-specifications. to access the full minimum hardware requirements and specs.
  • Windows 11 has been built on the same core as Windows 10, so you’ll continue with the same experience you’re accustomed to.
  • Copilot is an experience available across the Microsoft portfolio, including Microsoft Edge, Windows 11 Pro, and Microsoft 365.10  See requirements and availability

    Learn more about Copilot in Windows 11 and its AI-powered features.

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Got questions? We have the resources you need.
  • [1] SMB Windows 11 Survey Report. Techaisle, February 2022. Windows 11 results are in comparison with Windows 10 devices.
  • [2] Copilot availability and rollout timing varies by market. Copilot with commercial data protection requires Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, Business Premium, or A3 or A5 for faculty, or accessed using Microsoft Entra ID.
  • [3] Battery life varies based on settings, usage, device and other factors.
  • [4] Coming in a future release; appearance may vary.
  • [5] Compared to Windows 10 devices. Improve your day-to-day experience with Windows 11 Pro laptops, Principled Technologies, February, 2023.  
  • [6] Hardware dependent. PC with presence sensors required.
  • [7] Device management is sold separately. It is not included in Windows 11 Pro.
  • [8] Commissioned study delivered by Forrester Consulting “The Total Economic Impact™ of Windows 11 Pro Devices”, December 2022. Note, quantified benefits reflect results over three years combined into a single composite organization that generates $1 billion in annual revenue, has 2,000 employees, refreshes hardware on a four-year cycle, and migrates the entirety of its workforce to Windows 11 devices.
  • [9] See link for Copilot requirements and availability.
  • [10] Copilot offers commercial data protection at no additional cost when users with eligible Microsoft 365 licenses sign in with their work account. Current eligible licenses include Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Microsoft 365 A3, A5 (faculty only), Microsoft 365 F3, Business Standard, and Business Premium. Microsoft has announced plans to extend availability of Copilot with commercial data protection to all Entra ID users (excluding sovereign government cloud and student users), and timing will be announced at a future date.

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