Microsoft has announced Windows 11 to replace Windows 10, it will come with different icons and rounded corners and features that 3rd party companies have provided for some time, but there is a big reason why Windows 11 has been released…
Windows 11 new features video
Kevin Sratvert has a video introducing the new features in Windows 11, so you can see what is coming…
When Windows 10 was released in 2015, it’s purpose was a leverage tool to get older users away from Windows XP and Vista. A lot of users of these operating systems had 32-bit hardware that couldn’t support more than 4GB RAM, and Microsoft didn’t want to release patches for operating systems that were over 10 years old.
Windows 10 was also designed to scoop up the Windows 7 and 8 users which they wanted to end support for and make it easier to only provide patches for one operating system.
However, Windows 10 came in two variants, the 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Microsoft couldn’t say “get rid of your old hardware and switch to Windows 10, like it will do for Windows 11”
Windows 11 is 64-bit only
Anyone who upgraded to Windows 10 using their old hardware will be in for a shock. Windows 11 will only support more recent 64-bit hardware.
Windows 11 uses TPM 2.0
The Trusted Platform Module 2.0 was created by Microsoft to ensure that the boot process of the computer is kept secure, and the hard drive can be encrypted using a secure method that prevents someone from pulling out the drive and accessing the data in a nefarious practice.
Since TPM 2.0 was released in 2019, Windows 11 will not install on computers made prior to 2019, so you need to have the most recent computer to install Windows 11 on it.
In order to use Windows 11, you need a new computer. How quickly Microsoft obsoletes Windows 10 in favour of Windows 11 will be debatable, but considering Windows 10 came out in 2015, there may be just 4 years left on the Windows 10 clock.