Windows 11 – Simply NUC

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Simply NUC has tested and evaluated Windows 11 stability on our portfolio of systems.

Windows 11 upgrades will be delivered to qualifying devices beginning late in 2021 and continuing into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device.


See if your PC can upgrade

Check to see if your current PC meets the requirements for the upcoming free Windows 11 upgrade.

Back up your PC

To feel at ease, backup your files and photos from your current PC to OneDrive before you upgrade.

Shop for a new PC

Check out our range of PCs that are eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade when it rolls out later this year.


Q: What Simply NUC systems have been tested and validated for Windows 11 upgrades?

A: This list is current as of 18 November 2021.

Intel-based systems include: Beast Canyon, Phantom Canyon, Quartz Canyon, Ghost Canyon, Topaz, Panther Canyon, Chimney Rock, Tiger Canyon, Provo Canyon, Chaco Canyon, June Canyon, Elk Bay, Chandler Bay, Chronos SNUC Book laptop, Platinum SNUC Book laptop, Nemesis SNUC Book laptop, Cobalt SNUC Book laptop.

AMD-based systems include: Ruby, Aspen, Cypress

Q: What is the difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11?

A: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

For more information, see Introducing Windows 11 | Microsoft (in English)

Q: When will Windows 11 be available?

A: Starting October 5th 2021, Windows 11 is available for upgrade and might be preinstalled on new devices.

Q: How do I install Windows 11?

A: There are several different ways to install Windows 11 including using Windows Update, creating Windows 11 installation media, or creating an installation image.

When your PC is eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade, Microsoft sends a notification in Windows Update. For more information on different ways to install Windows 11, see Ways to install Windows 11 (Microsoft) (in English).

Q: What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

A: The minimum system requirements for Windows 11 are available on the Microsoft website.

See Windows 11 Specifications - Microsoft (in English) for the minimum system requirements.

Q: How do I know if my PC meets Windows 11 minimum system requirements?

Use Microsoft’s PC Heath Check to determine if your PC meets the minimum system requirements.

For more information, see Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft (in English).

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