Microsoft will phase out Windows 10 support over the next few years, so it’s important to make sure your device supports Windows 11.
Windows 11 should work with most PCs, according to a company blog post about Microsoft’s first major operating system upgrade in six years. That means most people should be able to upgrade their PCs instead of buying an entirely new device, but we recommend you make sure the updated OS 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.
Microsoft offered a PC Health Check app to test whether your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 11, but many people reported that the app lacked sufficient information about why their device was not compatible. 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. A month later, the tool was still listed as “coming soon.”
You can still figure out if your device will run Windows 11 a few other ways, though. Here’s what to do.
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A new, open-source app called WhyNotWin11 is an alternative to the PC Health Check app, particularly while Microsoft’s official tool is offline. The Github app, created by a developer not affiliated with Microsoft, has a less friendly interface, but it should give you more information and go into more detail about various potential compatibility issues. Here’s more information from TechRadar on how to use it to determine your own device compatibility with Windows 11.
Will my laptop run Windows 11?
To determine if your current PC will be able to run Windows 11, you can check out this list of system specifications on Microsoft’s website, or in the chart below. If your machine is compatible, you can download the Windows 11 update for free when it becomes available around the 2021 holiday season. If you’re part of the Windows Insider Program, you can download the Insider Preview build version now.
What are the system requirements to run Windows 11?
Here’s the full list of system requirements for Windows 11, including at least 4 gigabytes of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 720p display larger than 9 inches diagonally.
Windows 11 Requirements
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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