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Meet Windows 11

Intuitive navigation. Easy organisation. Faster performance. Plus, new features to unlock your productivity and creativity. Discover all the reasons why Windows 11 is the best Windows yet.

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Easier to use

Explore the new Windows 11 features that help you get things done in a fast, fun and easy way.

Universal search

Select Search on your taskbar and simply start typing what you’d like to find. You’ll get personalised results from your files, photos, contacts, emails, and even the web.

Accessibility features

Navigate using voice recognition1, see what's being said with live captions, or have on-screen text read aloud by a narrator in a natural, human voice.2 Windows 11 makes it easy for everyone to use their PC.

Easy set-up and personalisation

Personalise your desktop theme, backgrounds, colours, text, and more to build the perfect creative space to explore your passions.

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Easier to be productive

Bring balance to your desktop with easy-to-use tools to help you optimise your screen space and maximise your productivity.

Snap assist

Organise what's on your screen in a snap so you can bring out your best ideas. Just drag a window to the edge of the screen to activate Snap assist and “snap” them into a clean, organised grid.3

Desktop groups

Keep your digital life organised with desktop groups for all the different ways you work and play. Custom backgrounds and labels help you build a dedicated desktop space for each area of your life.

Microsoft 365

Innovative features, premium apps, extra cloud storage and advanced security—Windows 11 and Microsoft 3654 work together to help bring out your best.

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Easier to stay safe

Windows 11 gives you the power to create, collaborate and keep your stuff protected.

Performance and security

From the moment you start up, Windows 11 is on guard. It works in combination with your hardware and was designed with multiple layers of protection to help keep your apps, information and privacy secure.5

Device protection with SmartApp Control

Windows 11 will only run apps that have a good reputation and won’t compromise your data.6

Microsoft Edge security

In addition to giving you control over your data and defending against malware, Microsoft Edge can also scan the web to check if your passwords have been compromised.

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Easier to play

Play the latest games with graphics that rival reality. When it comes to playing your way, Windows 11 makes it happen.

PC Game Pass

Play hundreds of high-quality PC games with friends, including new day one releases.7

Auto HDR

Auto HDR enables games to produce more vivid highlights and shadows on compatible displays.8

DirectStorage

DirectStorage allows larger worlds with greater detail to load in less time and is now supported on more storage configurations.9

Find the right fit

Explore new Windows 11 PCs, or get help selecting the best computer for your unique needs.

Looking for more?

Get help with your transition to Windows 11, and make the most of your Windows experience.

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Upgrade to Windows 11

A refreshed experience awaits. See if your PC is eligible.11

Become an insider

Register with the Windows Insider Programme and start engaging with engineers to help shape the future of Windows.

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Check for compatibility

Use the PC Health Check app to see if your PC can run Windows 11.10 11

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Check for compatibility

See if you’re eligible for upgrade. Go to your PC and download the PC Health Check app to see if your PC can run Windows 11.

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This PC will run Windows 11

Your PC is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11. Check again soon if Windows 11 is not ready yet for this computer. Upgrade timing may vary by device.11

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This PC will not run Windows 11

Your PC does not meet the needed requirements. Windows 10 will be supported until 14 October 2025, but you can also explore new PCs that will run Windows 11.12

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We’re working on it

We’re working to determine if Windows 11 will run on this PC. See Windows 11 specifications to review the Windows 11 minimum system requirements and compare to your computer’s specifications.

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  • Screens simulated. Features and app availability may vary by region.
  • 1 Hardware dependent. Requires Windows PC with microphone capability.
  • 2 US English only for live captions, and voice access. Narrator natural voices availability varies by market: See Appendix A: Supported languages and voices.
  • 3 Some layouts only available based on display resolution and scale settings.
  • 4 Subscription sold separately.
  • 5 During the device support period provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
  • 6 Only available on the latest version of Windows 11. In order to keep you as safe as possible, you must start with a fresh system. PCs that have been running previous versions of Windows must do a full reset of the Windows 11 operating system for the feature to work.
  • 7 Membership sold separately. Terms and exclusions apply. Game catalogue varies over time, by region, and by device. Requires Windows 10/11 (with updates); excludes S mode and ARM devices. See https://www.xbox.com/pcgamepass and https://www.ea.com/ea-play/terms and https://www.ea.com/ea-play for details.
  • 8 Auto HDR requires an HDR monitor and is supported on titles using the DirectX 11 or later API.
  • 9 DirectStorage requires API adoption by games. Requires an NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the Standard NVM Express Controller driver and a DirectX12 GPU with Shader Model 6.0 support.
  • 10 For computers with Windows 10 in S mode, download this version of PC Health Check app.
  • 11 Windows 11 upgrade is available for eligible PCs that meet minimum device specifications. Upgrade timing may vary by device. Internet service fees may apply. Features and app availability may vary by region. Certain features require specific hardware (see Windows 11 Specifications).
  • 12 Certain features require specific hardware, see Windows 11 Specifications.