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Meet Windows 11

Intuitive navigation. Easy organisation. Faster performance. Plus, new features to unlock your productivity and creativity. Explore these Windows 11 features and learn 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.

Windows Back-up

Feel at home instantly on your new PC. With Windows Backup, you can set things up to your liking by easily transferring some of your favourite settings, files and apps from your old PC.15 16 17

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Easier to be productive

Bring balance to your desktop with easy-to-use tools and Windows 11 features that 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.

Sync your PC & phone

Microsoft Phone Link is now available for iPhone® devices and Android™. View notifications, read messages, and dial calls from your PC13. Less back and forth between your PC and phone means more time to focus.

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Easier to stay safe

Windows 11 features give 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 features make 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

Get a Windows 11 PC

Experience all the benefits of Windows 11 on a new PC. We’ll help you find the best choice for your needs.

Looking for more?

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

Windows 11 Search bar

Get Windows 11

Easy. Faster than ever. Experience all the benefits that Windows 11 has to offer.11

Become an insider

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

Check for compatibility

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

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.

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

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

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.

  • 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.
  • 13 Phone Link experience comes pre-installed on your PC with Windows 10 (running Windows 10, May 2019 Update at the least) or Windows 11. To experience the full functionality, Android phones must be running Android 7.0 or later. Phone Link for iOS requires iPhone with iOS 14 or higher, Windows 11 device, Bluetooth connection and the latest version of the Phone Link app. Not available for iPad (iPadOS) or MacOS. Device compatibility may vary. Regional restrictions may apply. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • 15 Windows can back up files, settings and apps from PCs running Windows 10 and higher. Restore is available on Windows 11, version 22H2 and higher. Geographic restrictions may apply.
  • 16 Requires Microsoft account. Up to 5GB of Microsoft Storage is included. Data transfers exceeding 5GB require an active Microsoft subscription or trial.
  • 17 Using Windows Backup to restore to a Windows 11 PC requires you to sign in during initial device set-up with the same Microsoft account you used for Windows 10 PC backup.