If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 11, but you’re not sure if your computer is compatible with Microsoft’s latest OS version, you’ve come to the right place. In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to check if your device can run Windows 11. Let’s jump right in.
How Do I Check My PC for Windows 11 Compatibility?
1. Run the PC Health Check App
The quickest and safest way to check if your computer is compatible with Windows 11 is to run the PC Health Check app. You can download the app from Microsoft. Launch the tool, and hit the Check now button to check if your computer can run Windows 11.
If the app says that your computer meets the system requirements for running Windows 11, you can download the Installation Assistant. As Microsoft explains, this is the best option for installing Windows 11 on your machine.
2. Check Your Computer’s Specs
If the PC Health Check app is not available, you can compare your computer’s specs against Windows 11’s system requirements. Type ‘about PC‘ in the Windows Start search bar and double-click on About this PC. Go to the Device specifications section and check your RAM, CPU, GPU, and storage details.
Then, go to Microsoft’s support page and check the Windows 11 system requirements. Compare them to your device’s specs. If they’re a match, you should be able to install the new OS.
Windows 11 System Requirements
- CPU: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM: 4 GB) or greater
- Storage: 64 GB or greater
- Note: You may need additional storage to download updates and enable specific features.
- GPU: DirectX 12 compatible or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
- Display: HD display, 9″ or greater
- Internet connection
Run the WhyNotWin11 Script
You can also run the WhyNotWin11 detection script. You can download the script from GitHub. Run the script and check the results. If the script gives you the green light, you’re good to go.
To check if your computer is compatible with Windows 11, download and run the PC Health Check app. If the app doesn’t work, you can compare your computer’s specs against the official Windows 11 system requirements. Alternatively, you can also run the WhyNotWin11 script.
Which of these methods are you planning to use to check if your machine is compatible with Windows 11? Let us know in the comments below.