Windows 11 Pro for

Secure devices, data, and apps.

Defend against evolving threats

Shield your valuable data and enhance hybrid work security with advanced features that can enable a reported 2.8 times fewer instances of identity theft in businesses surveyed. 1

Protect against phishing

Enhanced phishing protection with Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warns users when they enter their Microsoft credentials into a malicious website.

Presence sensing+
Windows Hello for Business+

Easy management

Streamline security management across diverse locations and extend security to the cloud. Deploy with confidence, knowing that 99.6% of applications are compatible with Windows 11. 4

Simplified adoption

Deploy and update Windows 11 with familiar tools like Windows Update for business.

Streamlined IT+

Business ready

Empower employees across your organization with the right device for each work style. Hardware and software work together to deliver smart experiences, powerful security, and great performance.

Organized layouts

Organize snap layouts with a click or touch. You can also use snap layouts to organize web pages open in multiple Microsoft Edge browser tabs.

Custom desktops+
Improve your focus+
Quiet down those notifications+

The right Windows to help keep your business secure

Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

Equipped for the most demanding workloads with features like faster filesharing and advanced processing.

Windows 11 Enterprise

For organizations with advanced security and management needs.

Minimum system requirements

Windows 11 is designed for security and performance across a wide range of devices and configurations.


1 gigahertz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor.


4 gigabytes.


64 gigabytes or larger storage device.

System firmware

UEFI, Secure Boot capable.


Trusted Platform Module 2.0.

Graphics card

Compatible with DirectX12 or later.

Display resolution

High-definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally.

Ready to upgrade? Check for compatibility

Whether you’re upgrading for a single PC or a whole organization, our analysis tools help ensure your devices are ready for the latest version of Windows 11.

PC Health Check

If you are using a Microsoft account, you can download and use the PC Health Check application to see if your device is compatible with Windows 11 Pro.

Endpoint analytics for IT admins

For system-wide upgrades, Microsoft Endpoint Manager helps you to understand your organization's compatibility at scale.

Dive deeper into security and other Windows 11 Pro benefits

Explore more ways to strengthen security and boost productivity—whether it’s with new devices or seamlessly integrated apps.

Secured-core PCs

Secured-core PCs are the most secure Windows PCs ever, with powerhouse protection out of the box that proactively helps prevent infections, protect information, and reduce security complexity.


Pluton protection designed by Microsoft

Microsoft Pluton hardware security provides additional protection against sophisticated firmware-level attacks and is available on select devices.


Enhanced collaboration with Teams

Windows 11 is designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft 365, including Microsoft Teams.


Windows release health

Get information on the latest Windows releases and servicing milestones, plus resources and safeguards to help plan your next update.


Windows Update for Business

Use Windows Update for Business to help ensure that devices anywhere have the latest security and Windows features.


Frequently asked questions

Windows 11 is a community of professionals working together to make the most of their work. For any questions or concerns, check out some frequently asked questions below.

PCs with Windows 11 are available from a broad selection of retailers and our partners.

We’ll send you a notification once your eligible PC has been tested and validated for the free upgrade. Or you can go to Windows Update and see for yourself. Please note that a significant download is required to complete this upgrade. ISP fees may apply in areas where the internet is metered.

The upgrade to Windows 11 is for the same edition as you have on your Windows 10 device. Windows 11 Pro does not offer Windows 11 Pro in S mode, so you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade.

An update is a change within a version of a Windows product. An upgrade is when you change OS versions, for example moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11, or when you upgrade to a higher edition within the same OS version (e.g., Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro).

Windows 11 is based on the same foundation as Windows 10, so it supports the same management tools that you are familiar with today.

Yes, most applications, devices, and accessories that worked with Windows 10 are compatible with Windows 11. You can also check with the software, device, or accessory manufacturer to confirm compatibility. Microsoft offers App Assure, a service to help with any software or browser application compatibility issue that you may discover. Learn more at

Most software and accessories that worked with Windows 10 also work with Windows 11. Check with your software publisher or accessory manufacturer for specific details on your products. Microsoft offers App Assure, a service to help with any software or browser app compatibility issue that you may discover. Learn more at

Windows 11 for the enterprise helps increase engagement of each employee by bringing more intelligent, inclusive experiences across every job and workstyle. It balances information access and employee flexibility with addressing an ever-changing threat environment. In addition, it helps IT cut costs and complexity with cloud tools, streamlined devices, and management from anywhere. Windows 11 Enterprise E3 brings continuous value with cloud-powered capabilities available for immediate use upon release and predictable OS-based features updated annually and supported for 36 months.

Most devices available for purchase today will be upgradeable to Windows 11. You will have the option to upgrade, clean install, or reimage Windows devices that are eligible to move to Windows 11. For Windows 7 and 8.1 devices that meet hardware requirements, you will need to clean install or reimage to go directly to Windows 11. Please view to access the full minimum hardware requirements and specs.

Windows 11 has been built on the same core as Windows 10, so you’ll continue with the same experience you’re accustomed to.

Support from installation to integration, and everything in between

Got questions? We have the resources you need.

Windows documentation for IT pros

Dive into a comprehensive library of support documents.


Microsoft Tech Community

Explore a forum for sharing ideas and open collaboration.


Windows Insider Program

Preview the latest builds and learn what's next.


1 Biometric hardware required for face/fingerprint login.
2 Microsoft 365 E3 license required, sold separately.
3 Azure Active Directory required.
4 Hardware dependent.
5 AI neural processing unit (NPU) camera effects. Hardware dependent. Experience may vary based on application. An NPU is a specialized processor designed to optimize AI capabilities. NPU will be available on select devices; check device specifications or ask your OEM for information.
6 Battery life varies based on settings, usage, device and other factors.