PC Health Check tool from Microsoft allows you to find out the reasons why your device does not support the installation of Windows 11, and whether you can solve the problem or not. Do you want to know if your computer or laptop supports Windows 11 installation or not? Or will you need to buy a new computer first to be able to run Win 11? Well, now you can know the final answer to your question, because Microsoft has an official app to help you find out if your current device is supported or not to install the new Windows OS.
Windows 11: Can my device run it on or not?
Microsoft’s new Windows 11 OS is supposed to be supportive of installation on a very large base of computers that are currently running Windows 10, and you can even update to it for free, according to this blog post from the official Windows website. However, if you intend to upgrade your current device by purchasing additional internal hardware (RAM or SSD for example), we highly recommend that you first check whether it supports the installation of the new Windows OS or not, otherwise your upgrade and the money you will have to spend will be unnecessary! Otherwise, after upgrading and purchasing new parts, you will have to continue using your current version of Windows until its support ends in October 2025, according to Microsoft’s statement to CNET.
So, how do you know if your current device supports the upcoming Windows 11 installation? Well, let’s go with what we’re going to say next.
Download PC Health Check
|Tool||PC Health Check|
|Version||3.1.2109.29003 (October 5, 2021)|
|Function||Confirm Windows 11 installation is supported|
Direct Download Links From Mediafire:
- Download for 64-bit devices: WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup-64bit.msi
- Download for 32-bit devices: WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup-32bit.msi
- Download for Windows 10 Home 64-bit Single Language: PCHealthCheck-Win10-Single.msix
PC Check Health Microsoft Official download links:
Check if your laptop can run Windows 11
- Go to the download page of PC Health Check attached above.
- Open the WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup.msi file, agree to the usage agreement, and click Install.
- On the desktop you will find a new icon in the form of a “blue heart”, run it.
- Once the tool is launched, you will see “PC health at a glance.” Above you will find a box with the word “Introducing Windows 11.” Just click the Check now button.
What are the reasons why your device does not support Win 11 installation and can you fix it?
As you can see from the previous screenshots, which were taken from 4 different laptops, each of them will not be able to install and run Windows 11 for different reasons, which are as follows:
- The first machine here will not be able to because of the absence of TMP 2.0 technology from the BIOS control panel.
- As for the second device on the other hand, because of the small capacity of the hard disk, “you will need at least 64 GB”, a problem that you can solve by formatting, Or increasing the capacity of the C disk or buying a new hard drive.
- As for the third device, it will not support installing Windows 11 because of the processor, and this is a problem unfortunately without solutions and you will need to buy a new processor, or a new laptop.
- And finally, the fourth machine is not supporting Win 11 installation because the Secure Boot option is not enabled in the BIOS control panel – a problem that you can solve simply by enabling this option and then running the tool again to make sure there are no other obstacles.
Of course, you may see other reasons why your device does not support the installation of the new Microsoft’s OS, but in any case you will know what the problem is, and perhaps you can solve it. On the other hand, if you happen to be lucky and your device supports Windows 11 – then you can get the beta version now “Insider Builds” – or wait for the stable version to be released in early 2022.
What are the minimum requirements to install Windows 11?
Here we talked with host about the specifications required to install Windows 11, which includes a capacity of at least 4GB of RAM, a capacity of 64GB of hard disk capacity, in addition to a display size of 9 inches or higher with a resolution of at least HD 720p.
|Processor:||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)|
|RAM:||4 gigabyte (GB)|
|Storage:||64GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.|
|System firmware:||UEFI, Secure Boot capable|
|TPM:||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Graphics card:||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display:||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel|
|Internet connection and Microsoft accounts:||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.
Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.
For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.
Do you have any questions, or incomprehensible part in the steps of today’s tutorial? Then contact us in the comments section below and we will be happy to answer your question.