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Dell supports Windows 11 with the general availability beginning of October 5th, 2021 on:
For systems that don’t meet Windows 11 upgrade requirements, Dell continues to support Windows 10.
Please visit Dell.com/Support for all support options.
Dell continues to support your system within the scope of the hardware warranty the system was shipped with.
Driver and BIOS updates:
Systems that don’t meet Windows 11 hardware requirements can consume driver and firmware updates through Windows Updates. Dell however does not guarantee Windows 11 driver availability for such system models, and performance troubleshooting is limited to best effort (based on the support agreement of the system).
No. Dell agents will ask you to revert to the factory installed Windows 10 edition for any performance related troubleshooting assistance.
The system must meet or exceed minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
Download and run the PC Health Check App from Microsoft to verify upgrade eligibility for Windows 11.
|Windows 11 System Requirements|
|Component||Minimum Requirement||Additional Information|
|CPU||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).||Supported AMD Processors
Supported Intel Processors
|Storage||64 GB or larger|
|BIOS/Firmware||UEFI/Secure Boot capable||Legacy / CSM BIOS not supported|
|TPM||Firmware and hardware TPM that support TMP standard 2.0||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Frequently Asked Questions for Windows 11|
|Graphics Card||DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Internet Connectivity||Windows 11 Home edition requires Internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.||Windows 11 Specifications - Microsoft|
Microsoft will offer the upgrade to Windows 11 in multiple phases between October 5th, 2021 and Spring of 2022.Drivers for Dell computers tested for upgrade to Windows 11 are available for download at dell.com/support
|Windows 11 Upgrade Schedule|
|Phase||Start Date||Eligible Systems||How can I get the upgrade?|
|1||October 2021||Microsoft will offer the upgrade to a limited number of devices based on telemetry data.||Click Settings -> Windows Update -> Check for Windows Update. The upgrade will appear when made available for your system by Microsoft.|
|2||Early 2022||Systems that have been purchased in CY 2021 with Windows 10 factory installed.||Upgrade will be offered in the Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE).|
|3||Spring 2022||All eligible Dell computers tested for upgrade to Windows 11||Windows Update will offer the upgrade automatically when available for the system.|
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