Recently Microsoft officially released the new Windows version named Windows 11, the successor of Windows 10. Microsoft also announced that it will stop providing updates to Windows 10 by the end of 2025. Many windows 10, 8, 7 users are very eager to take a look at Windows 11 by installing the OS in their system. Microsoft told it will provide a free upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 only. Before installing Windows 11 you should check the compatibly of your pc i.e the system requirements. Here, I will share with you how to check Windows 11 Compatibility.
Let’s start checking.
How to check Windows 11 Compatibility: use WhyNotWin11 to check
Step 1: Open any browser (Edge, Chrome, Mozilla, Opera) installed on your computer (desktop or laptop).
Step 2. Now, they the link or just click on it to open the Github website. https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11
Step 3: Scroll down and you will see the Download option. Download the latest stable release.
Step 4: A file will be downloaded. When dow load is finished. Run the .exe file.
To run it, just double click on it or right-click on it and choose run
Step 5: A new window will show you details;
- Boot Method
- CPU Compatibility
- CPU core count
- CPU Frequency
- DiretX + WDDM2
- Disk Partition Type
- Ram Installed
- Secure Boot
- Storage Available
- TPM Version
Step 6: Now look at the basic system requirement provided by Microsoft to run Windows 11. The list is as follows:
System requirements to upgrade Windows 11
|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)|
|Memory||4 GB RAM (minimum)|
|Storage||64 GB or larger storage device|
|System firmware||UEFI, Secure Boot capable|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Graphics card||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel|
If you find your computer system has the required specification and components, then you can easily install windows 11 in your system. This way you can check Windows 11 Compatibility.
How to Use Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool to Find If Your Laptop or PC is Eligible for Windows 11 Upgrade
- Open Microsoft’s official website and click on the Windows 11 at the header. Scroll down to download the PC health checkup app. Altenatively click on this link to reach to download page. Link here.
- After downloading is completed, run the app.
3. If your computer is compatible to install Windows 11, you will see a message that says ‘This PC can run Windows 11’. If it is not compatible, you will the message, ‘This PC will not run Windows 11’.
1. What’s WhyNotWin11?
It is an app created by a developer at Github and he named it WhyNotWin11. Using this app you can check if your laptop or pc meets the system requirements to run Windows 11. It is a good alternative to the PC Health Check app released by Microsoft to check Windows 11 compatibility.
2. How to check I can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?
Microsoft provides a free upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. But it has released some more specifications and hardware requirements required for installing Windows 10. Here I have mentioned two methods, using those you can check whether your pc or laptop is ready to run With Windows 11 or not. Look at the above guidance.
What are the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11?
I have mentioned the hardware requirements for Windows 11 in the upper part of this article. Otherwise, you just install Microsoft’s health check-up app or install the WhyNotWin11 file from the Github website.