Microsoft’s app now explains why your PC can’t run Windows 11

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Microsoft has updated its PC Health Check App and now the app provides additional information why your PC can’t run Windows 11. The information offered by the PC Health Check App will help users identify whether their system is compatible or not.

If you have already downloaded the app, launch it and wait for the app to get auto-updated. Or else, if you haven’t downloaded this app yet, you can get it here.

Windows users are confused about what Windows 11 will and won’t run on, and the previous version of the Microsoft PC Health Check tool wasn’t giving any clear message, it just displayed a pass/fail message with no details. Now, as the tool got updated, it should at least give some clue as to why your computer ain’t compatible, be it an issue with storage, secure boot compatibility, or your processor.

In some cases, the tool still doesn’t provide detailed information why Windows 11 can’t be run or isn’t compatible. Even some of the users on Twitter pointed out this issue, : “the processor isn’t supported” isn’t really an actionable item, as it doesn’t tell you why your CPU can’t run Windows 11. If you’d rather upgrade a component or two in your system instead of just going out and buying a new PC, you’re going to have to do some more research.

In such a case, you may want to wait on that, though: Microsoft still seems to be working through its messaging of what is and isn’t supported.

System requirements to run Windows 11

Here’s the complete list of system requirements for Windows 11, which includes 4 GB of RAM (Bare minimum), 64GB of storage, and a 720p display larger than 9 inches diagonally.

Windows 11 Requirements

SpecRequirement
Processor1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip

RAM4GB
Storage64GB or larger storage device

System firmware
UEFI, Secure Boot capable

TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

Graphics CardCompatible 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

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