Microsoft Windows 11

This document shows the supported requirements for Windows 11 Operating Systems.

Product Information

Microsoft Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021.  NDSU IT has tested Window 11 with our core application software to ensure it is compatible on IT managed computers

Starting in the Fall of 2023 the Computer Lab Environment will be using Windows 11.

Please view the Introducing Windows 11 web page for more information about Windows 11.


Microsoft Windows 11 and 10 are supported by NDSU IT on IT managed computers.

Additionally, HP computers older than a couple of years old cannot run Windows 11 due to the hardware requirements of the operating system.  Please refer to the HP document for supported hardware for Windows 11.

As with any major OS upgrade, we recommend you back up your data before you upgrade.  

System Requirements

Microsoft has listed the following system requirements for Windows 11.

Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz)orfaster with 2 or more cores on acompatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
RAM 4 gigabyte (GB).
Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Graphics card Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
Internet connection For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

 For more information, please visit the Microsoft Windows 11 Specifications page.

HP will be testing several models for Windows 11 compatibility and will update drivers as needed.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff

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KeywordsOS, Windows, 11, PC   Doc ID121888
OwnerChad C.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2022-10-17 09:27:10Updated2023-05-25 10:13:22
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