Microsoft just revealed the next iteration of their operating system, Windows 11. It is a bigger change than a simply redesigned Windows 10. Windows 11 brings exciting things for all PC users. Besides the new centered TaskBar, there are new Snap layouts, Windows Widgets, and support for Android apps.
As we have already stated before, Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for all Windows 10 users. However, another important question you might have is whether your PC is compatible with Windows 11. Luckily, Microsoft has released a simple tool that shows whether your PC can run Windows 11.
How to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11
Microsoft has released a new diagnostic tool called the PC Health Check app which informs you whether your PC meets the minimum requirements to run Windows 11.
- Download the new PC Health Check app on your computer and install it.
- Launch the app. You will your computer’s specifications on the right side. There is a banner at the top saying “Introducing Windows 11”. Click on the Check now button.
- The tool will analyze your computer and will determine if your PC can run Windows 11 or not.
According to Microsoft, Windows 11 requires at least 4GB RAM, a 1 GHz 64-bit processor, and at least 64 GB of storage.
This PC can’t run Windows 11
If your computer seems to meet the minimum system requirements, yet the tool says that your PC cannot run Windows 11, you need to enable TPM. TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a security standard required by Windows 11. If you do not have it, you need to enter BIOS/UEFI and enable it.