SD Memory

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Greetings,
I would like to know if sd memory in conjunction with onboard memory counts towards the 64GB memory requirement.

As an example. Would a system with 32 GB onboard with a 64 GB sd card be considered meeting the minimum requirements if the sd card was set as permanent storage?

The system has TPM 2.0 and meets all other requirements.
 

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Storage is something that the system would need access to for the system, and while Windows 11 can be pared down, I'm not sure if 32 GB will be enough for adding a lot of apps. Trying to use the SD card will depend upon the capabilities of the SD card reader, and can probably be used for storage, but I'm not sure if the system would allow you to install parts of the OS onto removable media - even if you don't plan to remove it ever from your machine.

If you were to update your computer specs in the forum we would have a better idea on how well it might (potentially) perform for data access, and we could probably make a few suggestions that *might* work.
 

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johnlgalt,
Thank you for your reply. The "rig" is as follows:
It is a Dell Venue Pro 5855 (per the spec sheet)
Processor1.8GHz quad-core CPU Z3740D @1.33 GHz
Processor makeIntel Atom
RAM2GB (1.89 usable)
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64

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OS: Windows 10 Home
ver.: 21H1
OS build: 19043.1200
Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Oh, I did check TPM and it is version 2.0.

As a hobby and habit, I try to use all the technology I have....until the next lightening storm. I also have an old Asus eeePC 901 on Windows 10. It is not nearly as snappy as this tablet.
 

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For sure, an SD card will not count towards the minimum spec as an SD card counts as removable memory, not 'hard drive' memory.
 

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I have 2 small light Notebooks with 32GB storage, they cannot run Win10 due to insufficient storage and do not recognize the SDHC card or USB Thumb drives to gain the 12GB additional space needed. They are perfectly fine with Linux Mint 20.2, only need about 12GB. Both Notebooks had Win10 Version 1803 but couldn't Upgrade to later Versions.
 

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The Atom Z3740D isn't on the list of supported CPUs. Windows Processor Requirements Windows 11 Supported Intel Processors I'm not sure of its Intel generation, but it may be Gen4. (It was released in 2013.) Only Gen 8 CPUs and later are supported. That may change before Win 11 is released, but I don't know how to bet.

I don't know whether the 32GB hard drive requirement is enforced on developer channel installations. I'm fairly sure that an SD card wouldn't count. The requirement is probably for a single OS partition.
 

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And there you go. You can possibly try it for now (as the preview releases are not as stringent on hardware requirements) , but you'll have more than one issue with the final product, as long as Microsoft sticks to their requirements.

However, that would make for a fantastic device to test on, to really see the new context menus and tablet-specific enhancements that Windows 11 has over Windows 10. You'll probably want ot make a complete backup of the entire system in hte tablet before you even try to isntall, though, because if the installation does fail and the roll-back process breaks, your tablet may be rendered unusable.
 

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Being the OP only has 2gig of memory on that machine, I wouldn't expect much performance out of 11 there.
 

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You are confused between memory and storage capacity. They are 2 different things in computer world.
 

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Being the OP only has 2gig of memory on that machine, I wouldn't expect much performance out of 11 there.
I have tested 11 on a similarly spec'd PC with an Intel Atom and just 2GB RAM (albeit with a sufficiently large HDD). IMHO no 64-bit OS should be asked to run (walk?) in just 2GB RAM. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Yes, 2gig for a 64bit OS is just enough to start the OS :rolleyes:
 

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