Updated PC Health Check Tool tells you why you can’t have Windows 11

Update: On Monday, the company announced in a blog post that, “We are temporarily removing the PC Health Check Tool so that our teams can address the feedback. We will get it back online before Windows 11 becomes generally available this fall.” Microsoft also said in the blog post that they are “confident that devices running on Intel 8th generation processors and AMD Zen 2, as well as Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series, will meet our principles around security and reliability and minimum system requirements for Windows 11.” 

Original Article: On June 24, Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 as the successor to Windows 10 and raised the minimum requirements for the latest OS in decades due to security reasons. And now to help you out to know why your computer can’t run Windows 11, Microsoft recently published a new PC Health Check tool. But as per the reports Windows 11, PC Health Check tool is misconfigured and it simply returning the error message “This PC can’t run Windows 11” without any proper explanation even in the high-end PCs. 

After these complaints, Microsft updated the PC Health Check Tool which now tells the reason why the device is not supporting Windows 11. This feature comes as part of a new update for PC Health Check Tool version 2.3 which helps users to determine the root cause of compatibility issues and their workarounds.

Requirements for new Windows 11

According to the PC Health Check Tool version 2.3, devices with the following issues cannot upgrade to Windows 11:

  • Devices that don’t have TPM 2.0 cannot be upgraded to Windows 11 as it is one of the basic requirements for running Windows 11. 
  • The system disk has to be larger or equal to 64 GB. 
  • When the processor isn’t supported.
  • The PC should support Secure Boot.
Updated PC Health Check Tool tells you why you can’t have Windows 11

Here are the minimum Windows 11 system requirements confirmed by Microsoft:

  • Processor – 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • 64 GB or larger storage device
  • 4GB RAM or greater
  • System firmware – UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • 9-inch or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
  • High definition (720p)
  • DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup
  • For more detailed requirements see this document

If these above requirements cannot be fulfilled, one can run Windows 11 on devices with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors.

New Windows 11 is still in preview and Microsoft is planning to launch the update later this year.


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