Microsoft Windows 11

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Windows 11 is a Microsoft Operating System (OS) for computers, tablets, and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is the foundational software which other Microsoft applications like, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, operate on. 


Faculty and staff: Centrally-managed devices (Devices that require OHIO ID sign in)

Follow the directions for installing software on Windows computers for OIT-Managed devices and search for Upgrade to Windows 11. 

Faculty and staff: Unmanaged devices 

To install Windows 11 on an unmanaged computer, you will need to utilize the Microsoft Installation Assistant Tool. Users at Ohio University should choose “Enterprise” when presented with version options.  

Who can access

  • University-owned machines only. 

How to request access

  • No request is needed if you follow the access instructions above. If you're having trouble, visit the Technology Help Center to submit a ticket. 

System Requirements

Windows 11 does have higher system requirements than Windows 10. These requirements support both performance and security standards. The basic list of the minimum requirements can be found on Microsoft’s Windows 11 System Requirements page.  

Determining Your Windows Version/Build Number 

Open the Run box by pressing the Windows key and the letter R.

 windows symbol and the letter R

Then type winver into the run box as shown: 

Text directing user to enter the location they wish to open

Your version number should be displayed like this:  

Window displaying version number and disclosures


  • Many features of Windows 11 are outlined on the Meet Windows 11 page within Microsoft. 

Additional resources

Service support 

Get help 

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings. 


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