Microsoft announced Windows 11 SE, a new cloud-first operating system for the education market. Windows 11 SE is used for the low end devices for K-8 classrooms. It is aimed to optimize for laptops with limited resources. Let’s check the details about Windows 11 SE.
How can you get Windows 11 SE?
You can’t update your windows 10 to windows 11 SE. windows 11 SE can only used on the device pre-installed with Windows 11 SE. once you uninstall windows 11 SE from your device, you can’t roll back to the Windows SE. moreover, you can upgrade your Windows 11 SE to the Windows 11 Home, Professional editions.
How does Windows 11 SE differ from regular Windows 11?
Microsoft has said Windows 11 SE is not something special, it is just a different edition from other editions, like Home and Professional. Windows 11 SE has a simpler interface to focus on education. Also, it has some optimization features which can perform better on less powerful computers.
What are the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11 SE?
The hardware requirements for Windows 11 SE are the same as regular Windows 11 hardware requirement. The only one is that computer with 8GB RAM and over 128GB storage can not install Windows 11 SE.
What apps can run Windows 11 SE
As we mentioned above, Windows 11 SE has simpler interface to reduce the distraction. So, only limited apps can run on Windows 11 SE, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and OneDrive.
Microsoft edge can be used on Windows 11 SE. it allows students to run the web-based apps in the browser. Moreover, it also supports other third party applications, like Chrome and Zoom. But one thing you need to pay attention, only IP mangers can install the third party applications on the device, students can not install any apps on the device for there is no Microsoft store.