Windows 12 will not arrive immediately, but it continues to be talked about. The minimum configuration of Microsoft’s next operating system is debated.
Microsoft is struggling to convince with Windows 11, but that doesn’t stop it from thinking about the next version. The current operating system is struggling to grab market share against Windows 10. Launched more than seven years ago, this version of Windows is doing very well if we are to believe the latest figures from Statcounter.
The Redmond company could quickly turn the page by launching Windows 12. The next version of its flagship operating system should not arrive before 2024, three years after the release of Windows 11. While the tech world is experiencing an upheaval with artificial intelligence, the big boss of Windows does not hide his desire to bring experiences based on cloud and AI. Both sectors are a priority for Microsoft and Panos Panays is starting to talk about this integration.
For now, it’s the minimum configuration of Windows 12 that intrigues. A controversy accompanied the launch of the current version of the OS, because of the strict policy. Many computers – even though they are only a few years old – find themselves on the sidelines. A choice that explains the popularity of Windows 10 while some users ignore Microsoft’s recommendations to take advantage of Windows 11.
The same security as Windows 11, more RAM
The German site Deskmodder returns with new information. He claims that TPM 2.0 will still be required to run Windows 12, which is no surprise. According to Microsoft, the Trusted Platform Module is essential to raise the security level of the OS. We imagine that its presence will pose less of a problem than when Windows 10 was announced.
On the other hand, the Pluto chip which is now available on certain machines will not be essential. It still aims to add an extra layer of security, doing better than the TPM module.
One of the novelties would come from the minimum amount of RAM to run Windows 12. Microsoft would require 8 GB of RAM for its new OS, against 4 GB for Windows 11. This change would be related to the possibility of using the system cloud operating. Finally, the American giant would not change anything regarding CPU requirements.
You should always have an 8th generation Intel processor or AMD under Zen 2 architecture to run Windows 12. In the weeks and months to come, we should know more about this version which also promises new features. Microsoft would also change the interface of its famous OS.
|Hardware requirements||Windows 11||Windows 12 (unofficial|
|Processor||– 1 gigahertz (GHz) or more with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC)
– 8th Gen Intel Core or higher, or 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen or higher
|8th Gen Intel Core or higher, or 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen or higher|
|Memory||4 GB or more||8 GB or more|
|Storage||64 GB or more of available disk space||At least equivalent to Windows 11|
|Graphic card||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver||At least equivalent to Windows 11|
|System firmware||UEFI, secure boot compatible||At least equivalent to Windows 11|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.|
|Display||High definition display (720p), 9 inch or larger monitor, 8 bits per color channel.||At least equivalent to Windows 11|
|Internet connection||An Internet connection is required to perform updates and to download and use certain features.
– Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connection and Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use
|At least equivalent to Windows 11|