The new according to a Windows blog post published after the announcement of in six years. But if you’re planning to upgrade your current PC instead of , we recommend you make sure the updated operating system will work on your computer. Otherwise, you’ll probably need to your PC as over the next several years.operating system should be compatible with the vast majority of PCs on the market,
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. 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 a few other ways, though. Here’s what to do.
A new, open-source app called WhyNotWin11 could be a good alternative to the PC Health Check app, especially while Microsoft’s official tool is offline. The Github app, created by a developer not affiliated with Microsoft, is 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 on how to use it to determine your own device compatibility with Windows 11.
How to check if your laptop can run Windows 11
To determine if your current PC will be able to run Windows 11, you can Windows Insider Program, you can .on Microsoft’s website, or in the chart below. If your machine is compatible, you can when it becomes available around the . Or, if you’re part of the
System requirements to run Windows 11
Here’s the, including at least 4 gigabytes of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 720p display larger than 9 inches diagonally.
Windows 11 Requirements
|Processor||1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip|
|Storage||64GB or larger storage device|
|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||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|