Microsoft releases minimum system and processor requirements for Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024

This version of Windows can run on computing devices with less storage than usually required

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Microsoft has finally announced the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 this week. To remind you, it earlier got leaked in February. The company has now published the minimum system requirements and categorized them as Preferred and Optional. That’s not all, we also have minimum processor requirements for Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024.

As Tom’s Hardware notes this specification will help decide design decisions for new devices and computers powered by Windows IoT Enterprise. For the uninitiated, Windows 11 IoT Enterprise is the full-fledged version of Windows Enterprise and is there for fixed-purpose devices including ATMs, kiosks, and more.

Notably, this Windows version is not for regular PCs or laptops, but for tailor-made devices requiring an operating system. We have listed the system requirements for the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 below, have a look.

System Requirements for Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024

Component PREFERRED Minimum RequirementsOPTIONAL Minimum Requirements
Processor1 GHz, 2 cores1 GHz, 2 cores
System memory4GB2 GB
Storage size64GB16 GB
Storage typeSSDSSD, HDD, Hybrid Hard Drive, Flash
System firmwareUEFIBIOS
TPMTPM 2.0Optional
Secure BootEnabledOptional
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 10 / none
Display9-inch diagonal, 720p HDCustom size / optional
Source: Microsoft

The minimum requirement above highlights that Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 can run on computing devices with as little as 16GB storage. Plus, the Secure Boot and TPM requirements are optional for this Windows version. Microsoft has also added SSD as a preferred minimum system requirement which was rumored since 2022.

What’s more interesting is that this Windows version will support some Qualcomm processors for the first time. The included support was expected as Microsoft recently launched Surface laptops powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Arm-based processor.

Not to forget, the support for Qualcomm processors was missing earlier in Windows 10 IoT LTSC, although it included support for AMD, Intel, and NXP’s processors. So, if you are interested to know more about the minimum processor requirement, click here.

More about the topics: Enterprise, IoT, Windows 11