according to a company blog post about in six years. That means most people should be able to upgrade their PCs instead of , but we recommend you make sure the updated OS will work on your computer. Otherwise, you'll probably need to your PC as over the next several years.should work with most PCs,
Luckily, there are a few ways to check to see if your PC will work with Windows 11, which you'll be able to PC Health Check app, which helps you test whether your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 11, is back online, the company said in an August blog post. Microsoft had previously removed the app due to reports that it didn't give people enough information about why their devices weren't compatible. Now, the app will tell you if your computer meets the requirements to run Windows 11, and if it doesn't, it will tell you why, and provide links for more support.once it's . Microsoft's
The PC Health Check app is now back online for those in the Windows Insider program, and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, according to Microsoft.
If you aren't in the Windows Insider program, you can still figure out if your device will run Windows 11 in a few other ways. Here are all of your options.
Option 1: Use Microsoft's PC Health Check app to see if your computer can run Windows 11
If you're in the Windows Insider program, you can follow these steps to test whether your PC meets the system requirements for Windows 11.
1. Download Microsoft's PC Health Check here. Open the file, agree to the terms of service and click Install. Make sure the box is checked that says Open PC Health Check, and click Finish.
2. The app home page that pops up says, "PC health at a glance." At the top, a box reads, "Introducing Windows 11." Click Check now.
If your machine is not compatible, you'll get a message that says, "This PC doesn't currently meet Windows 11 system requirements," with more information below.
If your machine is compatible, you can Windows Insider Program, you can .when it becomes available around the . Or, if you're part of the
Option 2: Try the WhyNotWin11 app to check Windows 11 compatibility
A new, open-source app called WhyNotWin11 is an alternative to the PC Health Check app, particularly while Microsoft's tool is only available to those in the Insiders program. 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.
Option 3: Check Microsoft's list of system specifications for 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 . If you're part of the
What are 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|