SmallPC has always been committed to keeping up with the latest technology and software and since many of our computers utilize Microsoft’s operating systems, we strive to keep up with the latest updates.
Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with a host of new features and improvements over its predecessor, Windows 10.
If you have a SmallPC and are currently running Windows 10, you may be wondering if you are eligible and if you should upgrade to Windows 11, so here are a few things you need to know before you think about making the switch.
First and foremost, you need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. This includes a compatible processor, at least 4 GB of RAM, a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and a 64-bit version of Windows 10. You can use the PC Health Check app to see if your system is compatible with Windows 11. Since the list of Windows 11-supported CPUs is pretty limited prior to the 8th generation of Intel processors, many of our computers will not meet the minimum requirements.
That said, we are happy to announce that as of 2023, all of our new Intel Core i Series computers and LCD PCs will be eligible for upgrade to Windows 11, even though they will continue to ship by default with Windows 10.
Windows 11 introduces several new features and improvements, including a redesigned Start menu, better virtual desktop support, and a new snap layout feature that makes it easier to arrange and resize multiple windows on your screen. You'll also get access to the new Microsoft Teams integration, which makes it easy to chat and collaborate with others right from your desktop.
If your system is compatible with Windows 11 and you decide to upgrade, the process is relatively straightforward. You can either use the Windows Update tool in the Settings app to download and install the update, or you can use the Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB drive and perform a clean installation. There is no need to activate again or change the product key as the update is free and you won't be changing your hardware.
Overall, if your system meets the minimum requirements and you're looking for the latest features and improvements, upgrading to Windows11 is a good idea. Just make sure to back up your important data before you begin the upgrade process. And if you're not quite ready to make the switch, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2025, so you'll have plenty of time to decide. If you have any questions about the process, Windows 11 features, or our units, don't hesitate to get in touch!