Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 at a virtual event today. Windows 11 is the successor to the current Windows 10, which has more than a billion active users.
Now that Windows 11 has been confirmed as a free update for Windows 10 users, many PC users are wondering if their PC can run Windows 11 without any problems.
For starters, most PCs with the latest version of Windows 10 should be able to install and run Windows 11 without any problems. That said, the minimum system requirements are not the same. The only significant change is the 64-bit processor requirement, as Microsoft plans to release only the 64-bit version of Windows 11. That is, unlike Windows 10, there will be no 32-bit version of Windows 11 for 32 – Bit CPU.
In addition, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 is required to install and run Windows 11.
Use PC Health Check to check if your PC supports Windows 11
To help all users check if their PCs meet the minimum system requirements of Windows 11, Microsoft has released a program called PC Health Check.
All you need to do is download (link at the bottom of this page) and run PC Health Check on your computer. It is also easy to use. For your convenience, we’ve included step-by-step instructions below.
Step 1: Download the PC Health Check app from this link.
Step 2: Run the installation file to install it. Once installed, it will launch automatically. Otherwise, you can launch it manually using Start/Search on the taskbar.
Step 3: Once the PC Health Check application is launched, you will see the Getting Started with Windows 11 section. Click the Check Now button.
Step 4: If your PC supports Windows 11 system requirements, you will see the following message “This PC can run Windows 11“. It just means you can upgrade to Windows 11 for free when it becomes available.
And if for some reason your PC is not compatible with Windows 11, then the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” dialog box will pop up along with the reason why your PC can’t run Windows 11.
You can now close the PC Health Check application.