IT People Blog – Seeing that there is a new operating system, there are certainly many who want to immediately update. Moreover, Windows 11 carries many interesting features for its users. However, before updating, make sure that your PC or laptop meets the criteria and is equipped with sufficient capabilities to be able to update Windows 11.
One of them is that your laptop or PC has at least used Windows 10, so Windows updates will appear later. Well, only then can you upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Not only that, your laptop or PC should be equipped with TPM 2.0. If you do not meet these specifications, it will be very difficult and risky to upgrade to Windows 11.
So, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the following things before updating Windows 11 so you won’t be disappointed later. Indeed, problems regarding the Windows system can be overcome, but this will hinder your work if a problem occurs during the Windows 11 update process because the device is not capable.
1. Check PC or Laptop Specifications To Meet Update Requirements
The first thing that must be met before updating is to adjust the requirements to the capacity of the laptop or PC. Indeed, in updating this operating system, you must adjust to the update stages, one of which is already using Windows 10.
Windows 10 is an operating system before Windows 11, so for those of you who have never used Windows 10, you can’t immediately update the system. In addition, there are also other requirements, which are related to Windows 11 update specifications. Your laptop or PC at least already has qualified specifications, namely using TPM 2.0 which is a mandatory requirement for prospective Windows 11 users.
For PCs or laptops that do not have this capacity, they will not be able to update Windows 11. So, first check the specifications of your laptop or PC before purchasing a Windows 11 license so that it is not in vain.
But, you dont have to worry. For laptop or PC users who are less qualified will get a warning which will appear when the installation is done. You will receive a notification regarding the inability of your laptop or PC to update. It’s a good idea to check all the conditions before updating Windows 11.
General specifications that support windows 11;
- Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC) .
- RAM 4 gigabytes (GB).
- Storage Storage device 64 GB or greater Note: See under “More information about storage space to keep Windows 11 up to date” for more details.
- System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet these requirements.
- TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC can be enabled to meet these requirements.
- Graphics card Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
- Showing High definition (720p) display larger than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
2. Losing Data When Updating
It is possible that during the process of updating or updating the system there will be data lost. Every time there is a system change with data that is not backed up first, it sometimes becomes a frightening specter for users who want to update the latest operating system.
Loss of data when updating this can occur for various reasons, for example, a laptop or PC suddenly turns off. Well, the laptop dies for various reasons… it could be because it doesn’t have compatibility with the new system so the laptop goes blank. It can also happen because the battery runs out during the installation process.
The important thing that must be considered when updating is to make sure that the components of the laptop or PC are in accordance with the requirements for updating. In addition, to avoid technical errors, make sure that when updating, you have prepared a charger and ensure that there is no information about sudden power outages.
If a failure occurs during the renewal process, usually many files are lost or damaged. This will be very annoying. Therefore it is important to back up data before updating Windows 11.
** In my personal experience during the upgrade process from windows 10 to windows 11, files on drive C: document, pictures, download, video folders, nothing is lost
Read also: How to upgrade to windows 11
3. AMD Processors Have Poor Performance
Rumors circulated that Windows 11 had poor processor performance. Quoted from The Verge that Windows 11 runs on AMD Ryzen processors. Although it is predicted to have speed in updating as well as many interesting new features. However, AMD’s performance capabilities have decreased by 15% when used to play certain games. This is due to the latency of L3 experiencing a threefold increase in cache.
Not only does performance decrease, but it also affects AMD processor core technology which can shift the tread to the fastest core on the processor. This can happen to certain applications that can indeed make AMD’s performance in this Windows 11 update worse, but it doesn’t happen to all applications.
Processor performance becomes heavy if the application that is opened is too burdensome or focuses on the CPU. So it is possible to reduce performance. Therefore, it is necessary to consider again if you want to update Windows 11. It is also possible that Microsoft is still trying to provide other new things related to Windows 11 so that it can be used safely and comfortably.
** Even after upgrading to Windows 11, my laptop lags a bit, especially when browsing and working with Microsoft office
4.Not All Android Apps Available
Windows 11 has an interesting feature, namely being able to run Android applications that can be accessed directly via a PC or laptop without the help of an emulator. Where users can get it through the Amazon Store application. So that users can more easily get various Android applications that are already integrated with the laptop or PC operating system. So, you can access various popular applications through your laptop, such as TikTok, Netflix, Disney, and others.
The unfortunate thing is, not all of these Android applications can be accessed properly through a laptop. There are probably only about 500 thousand Android apps available on the Amazon Store. Where the Android application on the Google Playstore has reached 3.5 million. For Windows 11 users, have to be patient if there are applications that cannot be found on the Amazon Store.
5. There is a possibility that Windows 11 does not support certain applications
It is possible that there are some applications that experience problems when running on Windows 11. This is because Windows 11 is still a new OS which cannot run applications optimally. Application compatibility that is not compatible with Windows 11 can also be a factor.
When you force the installation of Windows 11 through the reinstall method, it may not support the applications you usually need at work. Quoted from Spieltimes that a problem was found related to opening the Valorant game application on the Windows 11 OS. When opening the game an error notification appears, so the application cannot be run.
To solve this problem, users get a command to enable TPM 2.0 and secure boot in the BIOS in order to run the application. So far, there are still Valorant applications that experience problems in Windows 11. It is possible for applications that have similar problems to be overcome by activating TPM 2.0 and BIOS settings.
That’s the information I can convey about the Windows 11 update.