Want Windows 11 on a PC with paltry memory? You’re out of luck unless you try Tiny11.
Tiny11 is a streamlined custom build of Windows 11 that includes everything you need without all the extra bloatware that often comes with a regular Windows 11 install. It’s designed to run on less powerful PCs, requiring just 8GB of storage (compared to the usual 20 GB for Windows 11) and only 2 GB of RAM to function well. Someone even ran Tiny11 on just 200MB of RAM! It’s absolutely wild.
In the ASMR-esque video below (the speaker has such a soothing voice), you’ll be guided through the various features that Tiny11 offers.
Tiny11 is the brainchild of NTDev, which often experiments with the Windows operating system. To get Tiny11 working properly, NTDev had to remove a ton of bloatware. According to PC Gamer’s Hope Corrigan, Tiny11 takes up around 6.34GB of space while the rest is dominated by rather rudimentary apps like Notepad and Paint. There’s also no Microsoft Edge, which is a huge plus in my book.
While this project is really cool to use, you really need to be aware of the potential risks. There is no official support for Tiny11. That means it won’t automatically update, and due to Tiny11’s lightweight build, you just won’t have a ton of features at your disposal. Many non-essential Windows 11 features have been removed from this version, so things might get weird if you start delving into the darker corners of the operating system. That said, it’s still a fun thing for those who want a stripped-down operating system with a minimal footprint!
You can download Tiny11 here. If you need help with the installation process, Tech Sanjeet has a step-by-step tutorial on his YouTube channel.