To flexibly improve the work efficiency of end-users, Windows 11 offers multiple advanced features. Before using Windows 11, you need to make sure your computer is compatible with its installation. Since it presents new system requirements, some previous machines may not be compatible with it. To do a Windows 11 compatibility check, the below section discusses some methods which you can try:
Though automatic methods are available, you can manually check your software equipment and machine’s hardware to know whether they fulfill the minimum system requirements of Windows 11:
Note: If your computer is running with the latest version of Windows 10 (i.e., version 20H1 or later) and fulfills the minimum hardware specifications, you can upgrade to Windows 11 free of cost. To check whether your computer has the latest updates for Windows 10 or not, use the below path:
Settings > Windows Update
A Windows 11 support page is available on Microsoft’s website, which shows the features and some FAQs. It includes information on the PC Health Check app. This tool can help you to check whether your system can run Windows 11 or not.
After clicking on the ‘Check Now‘ button, the tool will check and inform us whether the system is compatible with Windows 11 or not.
If your PC is compatible, then you will see a pop-up that mentions, “This PC meets Windows 11 requirements“.
Click on the ‘See all results’ to validate all the system requirements
Note: With the PC Health Check app, you only determine whether your computer fulfills the system requirements for operating Windows 11 or not.
You cannot determine which items are not compatible with Windows 11.
One of the practical tools to check Windows 11 compatibility is WiseCleaner Checkit. It is a lightweight tool that is safe and free to use. Follow the below steps to use it:
Occasionally, although your device meets the minimum system requirements, it happens that you still cannot run the Windows 11 OS. The probable reasons revolve around TPM and Secure Boot. So, make sure you have enabled TPM and Secure Boot in BIOS. You can follow these steps:
Boot > Advanced Mode > Secure Boot