How to get Windows 11

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Today, Windows 11 availability begins both for new devices pre-loaded with Windows 11 and eligible Windows 10 devices. Windows continues to be integral to how more than a billion people connect, learn, play and work. Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love, empowering your creativity and productivity while advancing critical elements such as security and reliability. In this post I’ll explain the measured and phased rollout process for Windows 11, and how to get the upgrade when your device is ready.

About the upgrade to Windows 11​

Our launch approach to Windows 11 leverages the well-established systems and processes used for the 1.3 billion Windows 10 devices we have shipped and serviced for over five years. We will use a measured and phased process in offering Windows 11 as we have done with Windows 10 feature updates. Our objective is to provide you with a smooth upgrade experience. We will begin to offer the upgrade to eligible new devices first1,2. Then, as with previous rollouts, we will study device health data and other signals to determine the pace at which Windows 11 is offered via Windows Update.

Over time, we will make Windows 11 available to existing (in-market) devices based on hardware eligibility, reliability metrics and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know via the Windows Update Settings page when it’s available. We expect all eligible Windows 10 devices to be offered the upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.

Oct. 4, 2021 also marks the start of the 24-month lifecycle for the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11.

How to get Windows 11​

Windows 11 devices​

Starting today, a variety of exciting new devices are available pre-loaded with Windows 11, and new devices still shipping with Windows 10 will be the first to be offered the upgrade.

Windows 10 devices​

If you are running Windows 10 today, you can check to see if your device is eligible (i.e., meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11) to upgrade using the PC Health Check app. You can then check to see if the Windows 11 upgrade is ready for your specific device by opening Windows Update settings (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update) and selecting Check for updates3. If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the option to download and install will appear: If you are ready to install Windows 11, simply select Download and install4. For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience, watch this video.

Windows Update user interface


Our measured and phased approach to the rollout of Windows 11 means we will offer the upgrade via Windows Update when data shows that your device is ready, as our objective is to provide a good upgrade experience. If we detect that your device may have an issue, such as an application incompatibility, we may put a safeguard hold in place, and not offer the upgrade until that issue is resolved. To learn more about the status of the Windows 11 rollout, safeguard holds, and which holds may be applied to your device, visit Windows release health. Learn more about the ways to install Windows 11.

Information for commercial and education customers​

Windows 11 is tailor-made for today’s hybrid work and learning environments. We have modernized the overall user experience, while still maintaining a familiar feel. In fact, Windows 11 is built on the consistent, compatible and familiar Windows 10 foundation you know. You can plan for, prepare and deploy Windows 11 alongside Windows 10 using the same processes, policies and management applications. For new information about the latest features for commercial organizations, see Windows 11 available today to empower your hybrid workforce.

If you’re an IT administrator, we recommend that you begin targeted deployments now as part of your regular Windows Update motion. For a list of the latest resources and tools, see our post on Tools to support Windows 11 deployment. In addition, to help make Windows 11 deployment easier, there are new capabilities coming in Endpoint analytics to help you assess your organization’s readiness for Windows 11 and hybrid work at scale. You can learn more in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager blog. In addition, Microsoft built the Windows 11 Readiness report in Update Compliance to help IT administrators identify which devices meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements and are capable of an upgrade, and which are not capable and why.

Windows 11 is available through familiar channels and processes including Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update for Business, and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)5 for phased deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager or other endpoint management solutions. Oct. 4, 2021 marks the start of the 36 months of servicing support lifecycle for Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 11. As it is being released in the second half of the year, the version number for this original release of Windows 11 is 21H2.

Protected and productive​

As I’ve noted in past blogs, being on the latest version of Windows provides you with the best in creativity, protection and productivity. This has never been truer than with Windows 11! Windows 11’s minimum system requirements enable a new era of experiences, reliability and security. As Panos Panay shared in June, this is the first version of a new era of Windows. And, for customers who are using a device that is not eligible for Windows 11, Windows 10 is a great place to be. Windows 10 will be serviced through Oct. 14, 2025 and we previously announced that the next feature update to Windows 10 is coming very soon, continuing to offer you both support and choice with Windows.

As we closely monitor the measured and phased rollout of Windows 11, we will continue to share timely information on the status of the rollout and known issues (open and resolved) across all Windows feature and monthly updates via the Windows release health dashboard and @WindowsUpdate. As always, please continue to tell us about your experience by providing comments or suggestions via Feedback Hub.


1The Windows 11 upgrade will start to be delivered to qualifying devices beginning Oct. 4, 2021. Timing varies by device.

2
Eligible Windows 10 devices must be on version 2004 or later, and have installed the Sept. 14, 2021 servicing update or later, to upgrade directly to Windows 11.

3 Certain features require specific hardware; see
Windows 11 specifications for more information.

4
New Windows 11 users will be shown and need to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms after selecting “Download and install” before the download will commence.

5 It may take several days for downloads to be available in the VLSC and similar channels across all products, markets and languages.


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I got home just a little before 3PM today and found that Windows Update was not yet ready to download and install W11 so went the W11 Upgrade Assistant route. I first thought the download was for the Assistant only and was going very slow for what I thought would be a small application; but when all was said and done from clicking on the Assistant Download button to the Windows 11 desktop was around 42 minutes. Not bad considering my internet signal was not good (almost cancelled the process because of it). Have some exploring to do now in this new interface to see what I think of it.
 

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Is it even possible to get Windows 11 if you build your own PC?

Let's say you've been a Mac-user your whole life, and want to build a PC for the first time
(with Windows 11 on it).

Would a person like that even be able to buy Windows 11 for his computer?


I don't see any options for buying Windows 11 anywhere.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro [Build 19044.1288]
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    PC/Desktop
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    Evga
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    Intel Xeon E5-1660 V3 (4400 Mhz)
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    Evga X99 Classified (E999)
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    Fiber 1000/1000 Mbit
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    Google Chrome
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    Malwarebytes 4.4.8 Premium
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    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (M.2 Add-in Card)
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    Windows 11 Pro [Build 22000.282]
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    PC/Desktop
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    Evga
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    Intel Xeon W3690 (3733Mhz)
    Motherboard
    Evga X58 Classified (E760)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 24GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)
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    Evga Titan X Hybrid SuperClocked (Maxwell)
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    Realtek HD Audio (ALC 892)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" SyncMaster 2493HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 950 PRO NVMe 512 GB (OS/Games)
    4x Seagate Barracuda ES3 2000 GB (Storage)
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    Corsair AX860 (860W)
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    NZXT Phantom 820 (White)
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    Corsair H100
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    Logitech G400S
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    Logitech G19S
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    Fiber 1000/1000 Mbit
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    Google Chrome
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    Malwarebytes 4.4.8 Premium
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    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (PCIe Add-in Card / HP 6VF53AA)
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Is it even possible to get Windows 11 if you build your own PC?

Let's say you've been a Mac-user your whole life, and want to build a PC for the first time
(with Windows 11 on it).

Would a person like that even be able to buy Windows 11 for his computer?


I don't see any options for buying Windows 11 anywhere.

It's not a problem.

You purchase a Windows 10 license, and then use the key to activate Windows 11. You'd need the ability to download 11, which could be done on a different PC than the one you're doing to new installation on. Clean Install Windows 11

I don't know when Microsoft will make a retail Windows 11 package available, not that such is of much practical significance.
 

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    Asus Tuf X570 Plus Gaming
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    32GB Gskill DDR4 2800
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    Radeon RX 6900 XT
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    Asus PA329C
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    Internet Speed
    1200 Mbps
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    windows 10 19044.1151
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    Ryzen 9 3900X
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    MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
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    32GB
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    built in Realtek
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SuperConker

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Would a Retail-copy of "Windows 10 Pro" still be considered a "Retail-license" when doing that?

I don't really want to call Microsoft to re-activate Windows 11,
just because i replaced the CPU/Motherboard in the future.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro [Build 19044.1288]
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    PC/Desktop
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    Evga
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    Intel Xeon E5-1660 V3 (4400 Mhz)
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    Evga X99 Classified (E999)
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 (2667 Mhz)
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    Evga Titan X Hybrid SuperClocked (Maxwell)
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    Creative Recon-3Di
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    Samsung 980 PRO NVMe 1000GB (OS)
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    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB
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    Malwarebytes 4.4.8 Premium
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    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (M.2 Add-in Card)
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    Windows 11 Pro [Build 22000.282]
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    Evga
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    Intel Xeon W3690 (3733Mhz)
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    Evga X58 Classified (E760)
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum 24GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)
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    Google Chrome
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Would a Retail-copy of "Windows 10 Pro" still be considered a "Retail-license" when doing that?

I don't really want to call Microsoft to re-activate Windows 11,
just because i replaced the CPU/Motherboard in the future.
Keep a copy of your W10 Product key, and you will not need to call MS but you may need to use telephone activation in some cases.
 

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SuperConker

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If i would need any kind of telephone-activation just because i replaced some component,
then i guess i will need to wait for a Retail copy of Windows 11 to be released instead.

Receiving an "OEM-license" for Windows 11 (when upgrading from a Windows 10 "Retail-license") is just horrible.

I'd rather pay 199 dollars (or whatever it would cost) for a full copy.


So far i have a full Retail copy of "Windows 7 Ultimate" (which cost me 319.99 USD back in 2009)
and also a Retail copy of Windows 10 PRO (and that cost me 199 Dollars in 2015).

I gladly paid for those, to get rid of the OEM-restrictions.


Hopefully they start selling Full copies of Windows 11 soon.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro [Build 19044.1288]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Evga
    CPU
    Intel Xeon E5-1660 V3 (4400 Mhz)
    Motherboard
    Evga X99 Classified (E999)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR4 (2667 Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Evga Titan X Hybrid SuperClocked (Maxwell)
    Sound Card
    Creative Recon-3Di
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 46" TV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 PRO NVMe 1000GB (OS)
    Samsung 870 EVO 4000GB (Games)
    Samsung 870 EVO 4000GB (Games)
    PSU
    Corsair AX1500i (1500W)
    Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (Black)
    Cooling
    Corsair H150i PRO RGB
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    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518 Legendary 16000 DPI
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1000/1000 Mbit
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.8 Premium
    Other Info
    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (M.2 Add-in Card)
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro [Build 22000.282]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Evga
    CPU
    Intel Xeon W3690 (3733Mhz)
    Motherboard
    Evga X58 Classified (E760)
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 24GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    Evga Titan X Hybrid SuperClocked (Maxwell)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (ALC 892)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 24" SyncMaster 2493HM
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 950 PRO NVMe 512 GB (OS/Games)
    4x Seagate Barracuda ES3 2000 GB (Storage)
    PSU
    Corsair AX860 (860W)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 (White)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100
    Mouse
    Logitech G400S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19S
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1000/1000 Mbit
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.8 Premium
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    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (PCIe Add-in Card / HP 6VF53AA)
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We plan to buy a box version of Windows 11 some time soon.
 

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    Windows 10
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    Self Built
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    Ryzen 9 3900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Strix x570-E
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 32Gb@3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix 3080 Ti OC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Odyssey G7 32" Curved Gaming Monitor, IIYAMA XUB2792QSU-W1 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440@240Hz, 2560x1440@70Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 1 Tb (OS), Samsung 970 Pro 1 Tb (games), Samsung 860 Evo 1Tb (data), Samsung 860 Evo 4 Tb (games), Crucial MX500 1Tb (photos), WD MyCloud Mirror 6Tb NAS.
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    Corsair RM850x
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    Corsair Crystal 680x
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    Corsair H100i Se Platinum, 8 Corsair QL120/140 fans
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Mk 2 SE Rapid Fire
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 Elite
    Internet Speed
    58/12 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Astro a50 Headset, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet.
    Creative T6300 5.1 Speakers. TPM 2.0 Module.
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider 64-bit/Manjaro KDE
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5600x
    Motherboard
    Asus Strix B550-E
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance 32Gb@3200MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Gigabyte RTX2070 Super Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Creative Soundblaster AE-5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus Strix XG43VQ 43" Ultrawide
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1200 @ 120Mhz
    Hard Drives
    Aorus Gen 4 NVMe 1 Tb (Windows Insider), Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb (data), Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb (files), Samsung 860 Evo 2Tb (Manjaro), Blu-ray player
    PSU
    Corsair RM750i
    Case
    Fractal Define R6
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    Scythe Mugen 5 rev B and Corsair QL fans
    Mouse
    Glorious Model D
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire
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Winuser

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If i would need any kind of telephone-activation just because i replaced some component,
then i guess i will need to wait for a Retail copy of Windows 11 to be released instead.

Receiving an "OEM-license" for Windows 11 (when upgrading from a Windows 10 "Retail-license") is just horrible.

I'd rather pay 199 dollars (or whatever it would cost) for a full copy.


So far i have a full Retail copy of "Windows 7 Ultimate" (which cost me 319.99 USD back in 2009)
and also a Retail copy of Windows 10 PRO (and that cost me 199 Dollars in 2015).

I gladly paid for those, to get rid of the OEM-restrictions.


Hopefully they start selling Full copies of Windows 11 soon.
You can buy the retail version of Win 10 and use the key to clean install Win 11. It does not revert to the OEM version.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

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I am waiting for Microsoft to get around to upgrading my latest pc home build from W10 pro to W11. If you are intending to build from scratch, the first thing to do would be research the compatible processors. My particular one is an AMD Ryzen 3 3200G, as my needs do not include a dedicated GPU. An SSD as they are very affordable now, I chose an M2 WD Black SN750 500Gb. A recent motherboard that has a TPM socket, although you do not need to get hold of a TPM module to enable the firmware TPM. I bought an OEM system builder licence and DVD which activated no problem with my Microsoft account, to my great relief.

 
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  • Operating System
    W11 pro beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Athlon 3000G
    Motherboard
    Asrock A320M-HDV r4.0
    Memory
    8Gb Crucial DDR4 2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard cpu
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560-1440
    Hard Drives
    WD black SN750 M2 500Gb
    PSU
    400W Novatech semi modular 80+bronze.
    Case
    Fractal Design
    Keyboard
    Front 2 x 120mmmm, rear 100mm, stock psu cooler.
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    215/21
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