But if you’re planning to upgrade your current PC, we recommend you make sure the updated operating system will work on your computer. Otherwise, you’ll probably need to replace your PC by 2025 as Microsoft phases out Windows 10 over the next several years.
While Microsoft was first directing Windows users to download its PC Health Check app to test whether your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 11, many people reported that it was not giving enough detail as to why their device was not compatible. On Monday, the company temporarily removed the tool, and said in a blog post that it plans to address the feedback and get it back online sometime before Windows 11 becomes generally available in the fall.
You can still figure out if your device will run Windows 11 another way, though. Here’s what to do.
1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip
64GB or larger storage device
UEFI, Secure Boot capable
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
HD (720p) display greater than 9 inches diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet connection and Microsoft account
For Windows 11 Home edition: internet connectivity; Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use For all Windows 11 editions: internet access to perform updates and to download and use some features; Microsoft account for some features
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