Improve productivity and focus

Help your team stay productive with a more intuitive and personalised user experience.

Optimise productivity and screen space in a snap

Organise open apps with pre-configured snap layouts that intelligently adapt to your screen size.1

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Smarter collaboration with Teams

Have effective online meetings by sharing files and muting/unmuting right from your taskbar.
Intelligent noise cancelling and blur keep the background in the background.7

Mute/unmute from taskbar

Mute and unmute your mic directly from your taskbar without having to find and click on your meetings app.

Share from taskbar

Instantly share any app or window directly from your taskbar in online meetings.

Consistent for IT

App compatibility and cloud management make adoption easy. Built on the consistent and compatible Windows 10 foundation, Windows 11 can be managed with your familiar tools and processes.

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Advanced security out-of-the-box

Modern threats require modern security with a strong alignment between hardware and software to help keep data safe and devices protected. Secure from the start, Windows 11 offers protection right out of the box with powerful, built-in hardware-based security.

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Security by default

New Windows 11 devices come with built-in security including hardware isolation, encryption and malware protection.

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Secure remote deployment

Deploy, secure and manage remote PCs through the cloud, in compliance with your company's policies.

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Making the world a better place

Businesses around the globe are using Windows 11 to make their workday—and the world we live in—better. Watch these videos to find out more.

Freedom of choice

From frontline workers to the executive suite, everyone works differently. Explore the widest range of form factors, and provide each employee with the right device for higher retention and satisfaction.

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Seamlessly transition to Windows 11

The next evolution of Windows is here. We have great tools for business of all sizes to help with the migration to Windows 11.

Start your plan

Learn about your existing deployment tools that will help define and assess your readiness to make Windows 11 deployment easy.

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Prepare for deployment

Windows 10 apps will be compatible, backed by App Assure6. Test critical apps and policies using a preview with Microsoft Insider Program.

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Deploy to your organisation

Use your existing tools to implement pilot and broad deployments, accelerate velocity and simplify the process.

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Check for compatibility

Small business owners can download the PC Health Check app to see if their PCs can run Windows 11 (Requires Microsoft Account).
If your company's IT manages updates please contact them about getting Windows 11. If you are the IT administrator, you can use endpoint analytics to understand your organisation's compatibility at scale.

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PC Health Check

Most PCs on the market should be compatible with Windows 11. To check if your device can run Windows 11 download and run the PC Health Check application.

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Minimum system requirements

Windows 11 is designed to for powerful security and a great user experience across a wide range of devices and configurations.

List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11
Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory 4 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11
TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Graphics card DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display Resolution >9" with HD Resolution (720p)

Certain features require specific hardware. See detailed system requirements

Frequently asked questions about Windows 11


Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

PCs with Windows 11 pre-installed will be available later this year.

It depends! Many different manufacturers will offer a variety of devices that will run Windows 11, all at different price points.

PCs that come with Windows 11 pre-installed will be available from a broad selection of retailers later this year. Details to come.

If your accessories worked with Windows 10 and meet the Windows 11 requirements, they should work with Windows 11. If you want to be sure, please check with your accessory manufacturer.

Most Windows 10 PCs currently being sold will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. For the PC to be able to upgrade to Windows 11, it must meet the minimum hardware specifications and specific hardware is required for some features. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalised but is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device.

There are a few ways to find out. If you're currently shopping for a new PC look for "Free upgrade to Windows 11" on the fact tag. You can also ask your retail sales professional to confirm.

If your existing Windows 10 PC is running the most current version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware specifications it will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalised, but for most devices already in use today, we expect it to be ready sometime in early 2022. Not all Windows 10 PCs that are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 will be offered to upgrade at the same time. To see if your PC is eligible to upgrade, download and run the PC Health Check app. Once the upgrade rollout has started, you can check if it is ready for your device by going to Settings/Windows Updates.

If you'd like to see if your current PC meets the minimum requirements, download and run the PC Health Check app.

Yes! Windows 10 continues to be a great version of Windows. We have committed to supporting Windows 10 until 14 October 2025.

Upgrades to Windows 11 will begin to roll out late in 2021 and continue into 2022. During this time, we will be doing some behind-the-scenes testing and validating for your specific PC. Windows Update will provide an indication if and when your PC is eligible. You can check by going to Settings/Windows Update.

It's free. But only Windows 10 PCs that are running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications will be able to upgrade. You can check to see if you have the latest updates for Windows 10 in Settings/Windows Update.

An update can consist of bug and security fixes and new features in a version of Windows. They tend to roll out throughout the year. An upgrade is when you change versions-for example, moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11, or moving editions from Windows Home to Windows Pro.

The free upgrade offer does not have a specific end date for eligible systems. However, Microsoft reserves the right to eventually end support for the free offer. This end date will be no sooner than one year from general availability.

Yes. You do not have to upgrade to Windows 11. We will continue to support Windows 10 until 14 October 2025.

No. Windows 11 and Windows 10 require approximately the same amount of disk space. During the upgrade process, however, extra space is required. Windows will clean up this extra disk space about 10 days after the upgrade is complete.

Windows 11 is the newest version of Windows. However, we will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2025.

By default, all your files and data will transfer. However, we recommend backing up your files before installation. Learn more about OneDrive PC folder Backup.

Yes. After you have installed the Windows 11 upgrade, there is a 10-day period where you can move back to Windows 10 while keeping files and data that you brought along with you. After the 10 days, you will need to back up your data and do a "clean install" to move back to Windows 10.

Downloading and installing Windows 11 will most likely take longer than a typical Windows 10 feature update. You can use your PC while you're downloading Windows 11 and then you have the option to schedule the install to happen at a specific time when you aren't planning on using your PC.

If your PC meets the minimum hardware specifications, the Windows 10 Home edition in S mode can upgrade to the Windows 11 Home edition in S mode. If your Windows 10 PC is running the Pro edition in S mode, you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro. Windows 11 Pro edition is not available in S mode.

You can use the PC Health Check app to determine if your device is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Many PCs that are less than four years old will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. They must be running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware requirements.

Which Windows 11 edition is right for your business?

Find the right fit. Compare Windows 11 editions side-by-side to make an informed decision.

Windows 11 Home

Get a fresh perspective - think, express and create in a natural way.

Windows 11 Enterprise

For organisations with advanced security and management needs.

Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

Designed for people with advanced workloads or data needs.

  • Features and app availability may vary by region.
  • 1 Some layouts only available based on display resolution and scale settings.
  • 2 Hardware dependent. Requires Windows PC with microphone capability.
  • 3 This functionality requires the user of the devices to have an AVD licence. Learn more about AVD licensing requirements at this page.
  • 4 Azure Active Directory and internet connection required, sold separately.
  • 5 Requires Azure AD for automatic MDM enrolment. Requires Microsoft Intune for enrolment status page. Sold separately.
  • 6 App Assure is available at no additional cost for eligible customers with 150+ seats. For more information on eligibility requirements, please navigate to this page.
  • 7 Microsoft Teams business features licensed separately.