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Technology at SCU

Windows 11

Product Information

Microsoft Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021.  Technology Support Services has tested Window 11 with our "standard" software to ensure it is compatible.

Please view the Introducing Windows 11 web page for more information about Windows 11.

Recommendation

Microsoft Windows 11 is supported by Academic Technology / Technology Support Services.

Academic Technology / Technology Support Services also supports Microsoft Windows 10.

Please note that the version of Windows 10 we use on SCU-owned computers cannot be upgraded to Windows 11.  Additionally, Dell computers older than a couple of years old cannot run Windows 11 due to the hardware requirements of the operating system.

As with any major OS upgrade, we recommend you back up your data before you upgrade.

System Requirements

Microsoft has listed the following system requirements for Windows 11.

 Requirements
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 gigabyte (GB).
Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Graphics card Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.
Internet connection For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

 

For more information, please visit the Microsoft Windows 11 Specifications page.

Dell will be testing several models for Windows 11 compatibility and will update drivers as needed.

 

Software Compatibility

SoftwareSupported

Active Directory

Mapped drives are now working after a network storage migration to new hardware.

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Windows 11 Information

Adobe Creative Cloud

Windows 11 Information

Adobe Photoshop

Windows 11 Information

BigFix Client

Cisco AnyConnect (VPN)

eduroam (campus wifi)

ExamSoft

Supported by Examplify Version 2.8.

Google Chrome

Supported

MATLAB

Supported by R2021b and later only.

Microsoft Office

Supported

Mozilla Firefox

Supported with Firefox 93

Printer Logic

SmartPrint

Sophos Home (Personally Owned Computers)

Supported

Sophos Central (University Owned Computers)

Supported

Sophos Encryption

Supported

SPSS

Supported with SPSS 28.0.1

Zoom Web Conferencing

Supported

 

Last Updated 3/9/2022