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Windows 11 Won’t Support Many Modern PCs – Is Yours Among Them?

Users whose PCs don’t meet the system requirements can continue to use Windows 10, whose official support ends October 2025.

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Microsoft has officially unveiled the next-generation version of its operating system, called Windows 11. In addition to a brand-new look, Windows 11 introduces a whole host of productivity improvements, including new ways to manage applications, support for widgets, and the integration of Microsoft Teams into the taskbar.

The only problem is that many Windows 10 users may not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 — even if their PCs are just a few years old. Why? Because they don’t meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements:

Windows 11 System Requirements

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

If your motherboard is equipped with a TPM module, then the Windows 11 system requirements probably don’t seem too strict to you. Well, that’s because you don’t know that Microsoft is officially supporting only a relatively small number of Intel and AMD processors, regardless of how powerful they are.

For example, Intel processors compatible with Windows 11 date back to only mid-2017. The situation is even worse when it comes to AMD processor, whose support start with 2nd gen Ryzen (2018). Microsoft has decided to take this drastic step to deliver the most secure and stable Windows experience possible.

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You can verify if your PC meets the minimum system requirements using the official PC Health Check app (not available at the time of writing this article because Microsoft has decided to temporarily remove it).

Users whose PCs don’t meet the system requirements can continue to use Windows 10, whose official support ends October 2025. While Microsoft still hasn’t announced an official release date for the next version of Windows, recent reports indicate that date will most probably be October 20, 2021.

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Spotify Is Experimenting With Artist NFT Collections

According to a recent survey, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform.

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NFT sales may have declined by 92 percent since September 2021, but that’s not stopping Spotify from experimenting with a new feature that lets artists display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections on the music streaming platform.

At the moment, only a small group of artists are taking part in the experiment, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats. What’s more, only select US users of the Spotify app for Android can see NFTs when they visit the profile pages of the aforementioned artists.

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“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” said Spotify spokesperson. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.”

It’s important to point out that not all Spotify experiments result in new features. It all depends on the feedback the music streaming platform receives from users.

According to a survey some Spotify users have recently received, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform. More specifically, Spotify seems to be thinking about allowing its users to directly purchase NFT art to support their favorite artists.

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Considering how polarizing NFTs have been since their inception in 2014, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Spotify users have immediately expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea of NFTs becoming part of the Spotify music listening experience.

Other large tech companies are also experimenting with NFTs. Instagram, for example, started testing NFT integration last week, allowing NFT creators and collectors to display their tokens on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg himself believes that NFTs and digital collectibles in general will play an integral role in the metaverse, the new iteration of the internet.