Windows 11 is here with many benefits. It’s safer, it is going to help businesses be more productive and it looks great.

It does however mean that there is some prep work your business now needs to do to ready yourself. It’s not just a case of clicking upgrade.

There are minimum requirements that your devices will need to meet. If your PC’s or laptops don’t meet these requirements then you’ll need to budget for new devices.

Not only that but with the global chip shortage, even the task of ordering new devices with Windows 11 may not be so simple.

Plus, you will need to ensure the data on these older computers is backed up using the recovery drive feature in Windows 10, or via a suitable backup solution, such as our next-gen Pro Backup 2.0 service.

All of this means planning ahead is vital to avoid disruption to your business.

Intel Windows 11 required (minimum) specifications

Processor: 1GHz or faster, with at least two cores on a compatible 64bit processor

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 64GB

System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot compatible

Trusted Platform Module (TPM): 2.0

Graphics card: DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver

Display: 720p, 8bit per colour channel, at least 9” diagonal

Plus your computer must be connected to the internet and you will need a Microsoft account.

If you want our opinion, in addition to the minimums above, you should also make sure your computer meets the following specification for a ‘good’ experience:

Processor: 1.5GHz or faster, with at least four cores on a compatible 64bit processor (Intel Core i5 or i7 10th Gen or newer)

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 256GB

Display: At least 21.5” diagonal

Learn from past mistakes

When Windows 10 was released many businesses didn’t prepare. They thought they could click the update button and wait for the computer to restart.

It wasn’t always that simple. Data was lost and it was a whole new operating system for users to learn for everyone.

Because the upgrade had not been planned, the lost data was gone for good and some found that they could not revert back to the older version of Windows.

Don’t let this happen to you.

That is why we highly recommend starting to prepare your business for the update now, even though it won’t roll out until early next year.

PS Tech are here to help

We want to ease the pain of this update by identifying your readiness state for Windows 11. We will do this free of charge for existing customers. Just click the button below to contact us so we can discuss the impact to your business and answer your questions.

There’s no obligation to buy anything, but we hope the time will be useful to you in your transition to Windows 11.