Windows 11 is the desktop version of Microsoft’s operating system, which was originally released on October 5, 2021.

This new version is based on Windows 10 and introduces the biggest changes over a decade. It includes significant interface changes for the Start menu, Taskbar, Notifications, Settings, and File Explorer, including rounded corners, updated font, and consistent design across the entire system.

The original release of Windows 11 was known as version 21H2, and since then, it has had three major updates, including version 22H2, rolled out in 2022. Version 23H2, rolled out in 2023. And version 24H2 is another feature update expected to be released in 2024.

This section will contain all Windows 11-related articles, including news, tutorials, editorials, and reviews.

Windows 11 version history 

Windows 11 original release details

  • OS: Windows 11
  • Official name: Windows 11
  • Version: 21H2
  • Build: 22000
  • Codename: Sun Valley
  • Release Preview release date: September 23, 2021
  • Initial release date: October 5, 2021
  • Fully available date: January 26, 2022
  • Start of service: October 5, 2021
  • End of service: October 5, 2023
  • End of service for business: October 5, 2024
  • Price: Free

Windows 11 system requirements

  • Processor: 1GHz or faster CPU or System on a Chip (SoC) with two or more cores.
  • RAM: 4GB.
  • Hard drive: 64GB or larger.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Graphics: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • Display resolution: High-definition (720p) display greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Networking: Microsoft account and internet for Home edition.

If the computer doesn’t meet the minimum requirements, upgrading using the ISO file or Media Creation Tool will still be possible. However, the device must meet some basic Windows 11 hardware requirements, including a 64-bit processor with at least two cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2.

Tutorials

Windows 11 power mode settings

How to change power mode on Windows 11

You can improve battery life or system performance by changing the power mode, and here's how to complete this task on Windows 11.