Windows 11 is here, and it comes with a lot of questions. Windows upgrades are usually no-nonsense, but Windows 11 has brought along a higher standard for hardware compatibility. This means that actually installing the Windows 11 update, while free like the Windows 10 update, is a little trickier. There is some flexibility to the hardware requirements though, even if you may not have a system that looks eligible on paper. Here is our complete guide on how to install Windows 11 right now.

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Windows 11 system requirements: Will my PC run Windows 11?

Windows 11 has a stricter set of minimum requirements for eligibility than Windows 10. Microsoft has updated the Windows 11 system requirements a couple of times, and it will likely provide some more flexibility to them. It will not stop you from manually installing Windows 11 on older systems as long as they meet these system requirements, but the bar is set higher for updates via Windows Update.