tiny11 2311, the lite version of Windows 11 23H2 is finally available for download with a lightweight footprint, removing unnecessary components and low hardware requirements taking up only 8 GB after installation.
According to Neowin, even when shortened, tiny11 2311 still brings all the new features introduced by Microsoft, including Copilot (requires downloading Microsoft Edge via widget because there is no built-in browser), native RAR support, redesigned volume slider, RGB controls in the Settings app
Compared to the previous tiny11 release, version 2311 is 20% smaller, allowing users to reclaim more memory on their system drive. Additionally, users can download and install cumulative updates to keep their computers safe and receive future improvements.
Creating a Windows installation two times smaller than the original requires clearing component logs, including Xbox-related features. However, according to the developers, downloading an Xbox title from the Microsoft Store will restore removed gameplay features. Users can also add .NET 3.5 and additional languages if needed.
Users can download tiny11 2311 but will have to register with the Internet Archive first. More importantly, the operating system has not been activated yet. Like a standard Windows 11 installation, it requires a genuine Windows 10 or 11 activation key and old Windows 7/8/8.1 keys cannot be used as Microsoft has prevented this activity.