Windows 11 has been officially announced. It will be a while before a permanent message is available but for those who are interested, and with an extra laptop lying around, you can check out the preview version. It is unclear whether or not the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will be free.
Windows 11 system compatibility
Microsoft does has released a list of minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11.. They are not very popular and that means that most systems capable of running Windows 10 will be able to run Windows 11.
These requirements are;
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more chores
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot enabled
- Reliable Platform Module TPM (TPM) version 2.0 (how to check TPM)
- DirectX 12 / WDDM 2.x compatible graphics card.
- Display: Larger than 9 inches with a minimum resolution of 720p
For specific features, you can check the detailed list and see what hardware is required for a particular feature. Based on the list above, the 4 GB RAM requirement is probably the one that excludes most systems from an upgrade to Windows 11.
Windows 11 Health monitoring app
Back when Windows 10 was released, Microsoft allowed users to find out if their system was compatible with the new OS or not through the device update. It has released the Health Check App, and then removed it. It checks the compatibility of your system to see if it runs Windows 11.
Microsoft has removed it but you can still get it online stores like Softpedia.
- Download the Health Check App.
- Run the File MSI and install it.
- Open the app and click Check it out now.
Microsoft brought down the Health Check app because many users complained that it was giving erroneous results. My own tests showed that my system is not compatible with Windows 11 because the processor does not meet the requirements, which is wrong. My processor is more than capable of running Windows 11 based on the system requirements released by Microsoft. Clearly, the app has problems that Microsoft is aware of.
If you want to know if your system is compatible with Windows 11, we recommend checking the system requirements so that Microsoft can fix what’s wrong with the Health Check app.
Windows 11 is not coming out anytime soon but when it does, new systems will certainly be released with hardware that can run it. You have time to decide whether you want to upgrade your custom system to Windows 11 or whether to buy a completely new one. As time goes on, we’ll learn more about Windows 11 and the features that come with it, and the hardware required to use those features so keep an eye out for updates and come up with informed closure.
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