Windows is here and it has a lot of problems, hold on!
Windows 11 is available for download but many users are not having a good time.
Windows 11 is now available to download who has a genuine Windows 10 already installed in their system. You might be very eager to install the newest Windows OS but hold on!
Users are reporting many problems with their newly installed Windows 11. The first hurdle you need to cross is “Minimum specifications”. Yes, Windows has a minimum system requirement for running Windows and it looks something like this.
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
4 gigabyte (GB).
64 GB or larger storage device
UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color 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.
If you have anything less than this, you won’t be able to run Windows. Considering you have a laptop or a desktop PC from this era, you can upgrade to Windows 11.
The second problem you might face is with the TPM requirement. If you own a laptop you will mostly not face this problem. But, if you have built your own PC, you will definitely see this error.
Not going into much detail, TPM is hardware security built into your motherboard and if you have a custom-built PC this will be disabled by default in your system.
If you do not freak out listening to the term “BIOS”, you can boot into BIOS and enable TPM easily. If you want a guide on how to do it, click here.
If you have the minimum specs and have the TPM enabled you are good to install Windows 11.
Note: It is a good habit to have a backup of your files. Create a Windows 10 boot drive on your pen drive or any flash drive in case something goes wrong.
Problems users are reporting
If you are an AMD Ryzen user, you might face some performance issues. The company (AMD) is reporting that its chip might have issues with the new Windows 11.
A performance impact of 10 to 15% in games is being reported by AMD. This is not affecting just gaming performance but also productivity applications. The company is reporting a 3-5% of performance impact in the affected applications.
To address this issue, Windows is developing a software update that will be available later in October. Read more here.
If you are using a Ryzen CPU it is better to hold off until a more stable software is released.
Another problem users are reporting is – memory leaks. A memory leak is when the cpmp[uter allocates a lot of memory (RAM) for a specific program and doesn’t release the unused cache memory.
In simple words, if you are using Chrome and the computer allots it 1GB of memory, it doesn’t release even after the Chrome is closed. You need to restart the computer or kill the task from Task Manager.
Windows 11 has several other compatibility issues which may give you some errors. There is a compatibility issue found between Oracle VirtualBox and Windows 11. There are some more applications that have compatibility issues and these are acknowledged by Microsoft and they are addressing these issues.