Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft that was announced on June 24, 2021, and is the successor to Windows 10, which was released in 2015.
From October 2021, Microsoft began releasing Windows 11 as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.
However, older computers may not be able to upgrade as Windows 11 will only run on PCs that have Trusted Platform Module (TPM) capabilities.
Newer PCs already have Windows 11 pre-installed.
Windows 10 support
Just like with Windows 7, which was phased out in 2020, Microsoft has stated that support for Windows 10 will end on 14th October 2025.
Windows 11 system requirements
|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor|
|RAM||4 gigabyte (GB)|
|Storage||64 GB or larger storage device|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Graphics card||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.|
|Internet connection and Microsoft account||For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.|
To check if your computer can support Windows 11, use Microsoft’s PC Health Check app that you can download from here – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck
ABSS Windows 11 compatibility
Prior to the official release of Windows 11, ABSS conducted compatibility tests on all their solutions, and have confirmed that the latest versions of ABSS software are Windows 11 compatible.
Before upgrading to Windows 11
If you are planning to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11, make a backup of your ABSS data and forms.
Ideally, this backup should be on an external hard disk.