How to Check If Your PC Can Run Windows 11

Windows 11 has just been unveiled by Microsoft, and it truly kickstarts a new era for Windows as a desktop operating system. Impeccably designed with new UI elements, Windows 11 is going to be a favorite among users who wanted a minimal and clean user experience. So if you want to check if your Windows 10 PC can run Windows 11, go through our quick guide below. Microsoft has launched a small PC Health Check app that lets you check the compatibility of your PC for the upcoming Windows 11 update.

Check If Your Windows 10 PC Can Run Windows 11

As we had reported earlier, Windows 11 will be available to Windows 10 users for free, but there are a few specific system requirements that you need to check. Apart from that, we are not sure if Windows 7 users will get the Windows 11 update but make sure to go through the tutorial below to find your PC’s eligibility.

1. Go ahead and download the PC Health Check app (Free) on your Windows PC.

2. Now, install the PC Health Check app and launch it.

Check If Your Windows 10 PC Can Run Windows 11

3. On the top, you will find a banner saying “Introducing Windows 11”. Click on “Check Now” to see if your PC is compatible with Windows 11.

Check If Your Windows 10 PC Can Run Windows 11

4. Within a few seconds, the PC Health Check app will let you know if your PC meets the system requirement to run Windows 11.

Check If Your Windows 10 PC Can Run Windows 11

5. If the app is saying, “The PC can’t run Windows 11”, don’t worry. Most PCs keep the TPM disabled even if the module is present on the motherboard. Boot to BIOS/ UEFI and check any mention of TPM/ fTPM. Then, enable it. Apart from that, enable “Secure Boot” as well. Now, run the app and check if your PC can run Windows 11.

6. Even if your PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11, Microsoft will bring the Windows 11 update to PCs that meet the requirement for running Windows Insider Program. Basically, users who are part of the Dev and Beta channels will receive the Windows 11 update, says Microsoft in an official blog post. But they won’t get Windows 11 as a stable release.

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Moreover, all Windows Insiders who have been installing Windows 10 Dev Channel builds on their PCs up through June 24, 2021, will be allowed to continue installing Windows 11 Insider Preview builds even if their PC does not meet the system requirements. However, there’s a catch, and you need to be careful while installing the Dev Channel builds.

Microsoft further adds that if your PC, which you’re using to test Insider builds, runs into a problem or error and you need to reinstall Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool, then there’s bad news for you. The company will treat your reinstall as a new Windows PC and it will enforce the minimum requirements. Therefore, you will not be able to get Windows 11 on your PC once again – not even the Insider preview builds.

Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

Find Out If Your Computer Can Run Windows 11

So that is how you can quickly check the eligibility for Windows 11 update on your PC. As mentioned above, Windows 11 only supports a 64-bit processor, requires TPM 2.0, UEFI support, and at least 4GB of RAM. That said, hold your breath as we find new ways to run Windows 11 on non-supported Windows computers. So is your computer eligible to receive the Windows 11 update? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  • Sanu Roy says:

    My computer has 1.3 tpm but it is running on wi dows 11 though its beta version but it is running well , though it has intel pentium procesor and 4 gb of ram only

    I dont know how but it is .

  • Dan says:

    Tool isn’t even available to download. Nice job, website.

  • Potatofy says:

    I have potato PC (laptop) with amd pro a4-4350b, 4gb ddr3 ram,500gb hdd, no graphics card, tpm version 2. Can my pc run Windows 11?

  • Preetham says:

    I have a Asus TUF FX570 with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, i5 8th Gen, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 1TB of SSD. Can i get it?

  • Kshitij Sharma says:

    I have a gaming laptop with I7-7700HQ along with a good graphic card a 1060 geforce nvidia .It’s a predator and I have 16 GB of RAM and decent enough ssd(515gb+1tb hdd) .
    I can’t undertstand the logic of not allowing me to run windows 11 while people with slower pc’s which are newer like the newer i3 or pentium to run it .My Laptop runs all the games,heavy ide,video editors,graphics heavy apps pretty well and why should i switch to a new one according to microsoft ?
    I bought this one in december 2017 from the savings which i made .

    • Kshitij Sharma says:

      i forgot to mention it has the required TPM 2.0 and secured boot enabled .

  • Gopi Hanwal says:

    Chill guys even a 3500$ Microsoft Surface can’t run windows 11.
    I’m so sad that my 6th gen processor can’t run it?.

  • Abhishek Sahu says:

    On my Pc, all Requirement To update for window 11 But he says The pc cant run window 11 I will proof when repl me

  • TheTechGuy says:

    According to Microsoft, Even your high end processor wont qualify if it is a goddamn 7th gen or older, ridiculous?? Just check this out But it worked for me, i have a i3 7020u with igpu 620hd, with 12gb ram, 250gb ssd with 20 gb free C: drive, tpm 2.0, secureboot on and it said i can upgrade, but it may be the fact that i am an insider, and to all other insiders here, I would suggest you wait till the dev builds are released, then go and check in the insider section.

    • Samuel says:

      I have the same specifications as you, but I have 8gb of ram, I also did the activation of tpm 2.0 and security boot ON, but still it tells me that it is not compatible :/

  • Keshav Choudhary says:

    7th gen intel processors or older are not compatible with Windows 11. Its a shame. Even having TPM 2.0 and UEFI Secure Boot is not enough.

  • Curious says:

    Intel 6th,7th gen processors are not compatible for windows 11 as released by Microsoft

  • Akhil S Kumar says:

    Can you elaborate on the 5th step? How do I do it?

  • Sushant says:

    I have tpm version 2.0 still then I’m not eligible for windows 11 why???

  • Seimon says:

    Will I lose my data if I upgrade it?

    • Arjun Sha says:


  • brianempleo says:

    Had better specs than @Guntas, I checked as well the UEFI for TPM and Secure boot (both enabled), and im still having the issue for upgrading the windows.

  • KG Bhat says:

    After adding a SSD DRIVE my laptop shows”Activate Windows” every time I open it?But I have a pre-installed windows 10.Howcan I overcome this??

    • Dhruv Kumar says:

      If you have original window install no need to install again window 10, simply delete the space allocated to your ssd and then allote new volume to your ssd

  • Dharnishwaran.J.M says:

    I have TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot Enable and i7 7700HQ , GTX 1050Ti , 16 Ram , Acer Nitro 5 but the app is telling my device is not compatible

    • Keshav Choudhary says:

      7th Gen processors and older are not compatible. I have same config. This is weird.

    • Daniel Udechukwu says:

      Exactly. I met every requirement too, but still the same outcome

  • Inuka Asith says:

    In my pc it shows incompatible
    i3 7100U processor
    Secureboot enabled
    Tpm 2.0 enabled
    8GB ddr 4 ram
    2TB HDD
    25GB free in C: drive
    What can be the isssue

    • TheTechGuy says:

      Hi There,
      It was said that 7th gen processors wont meet the system requirements, but for me it said i can upgrade. My laptop is i3 7020u, igpu hd 620, 12 GB ddr4 Ram, 20 gb free C: drive on 250 GB nvme ssd, 1 TB hdd, tpm 2.0,secureboot enabled. Just go to your bios and look at it once to see if secure boot is enabled or not. also type tpm in start and open security processor window, find out if your specification version is 2.0, and if it does try redownloading the PC health check from the microsoft website and run it again. If it still doesnt workout, Maybe you are doomed to be with windows 10. I think the reason it worked for me was because I am an Insider…

  • Rahul says:

    I have a laptop with ryzen 3 2200u with TPM 2.0 enabled and secure boot is also enabled in the bios/UEFI.Still this stupid app says that I can not receive windows 11.

    • Varun says:

      I have the same problem with My HP 15. All the specs mentioned on the official Microsoft website are there but app still say not supported.

  • YTG says:

    My PC also meets all system requirements. I have TPM 2.0 enabled too. Even the PC health check says that My pc can install windows 11. I am an insider too. the only confusion is that in the insider section of settings, it is saying that my pc does not meet the minimum hardware requirements! I don’t know which one to believe anymore ?

    • Arjun Sha says:

      What is your CPU specs and which Insider channel are you on?

  • Pushpendra says:

    TPM and Secure boot is enabled but still showing this pc can’t run Windows 11.

  • boopesh kumar says:

    Secure boot is enabled
    Tpm 2.0 version
    I7 7th gen..16gb ram… 258gb SSD.. 1060 6gb gpu
    Still shows not compatible…
    What am I missing here?

    • Varun says:

      7th gen is not supported.

  • Abiram Natarajan says:

    Asus ROG Strix running windows 10 PRO TPM 2.0 is supported and activated (Verified in powershell). Boot is set to UEFI Still shows not compatible.

  • Tanmay says:

    mine is unsupported too. even is TPM is enabled, there is another requirement, Secure Boot, which is unsupported by my lenovo model.
    type “Security Information” in start menu search box and find Secure Boot, where it us supported or not !

  • Avanish Tiwari says:

    My PC is compatible with Windows 11. But what next… Do Microsoft gonna give a update to windows 10 users (just like android/ios) or we have to purchase it for ₹₹₹₹… ?
    Please enlighten this topic.

    • Arjun Sha says:

      You will get a free upgrade to stable Windows 11 starting November this year. No need to pay anything.

  • Guntas Singh says:

    My PC is showing that it’s not compatible, like wtf i have a pretty decent PC…. PC specs: windows 10 pro, i5 6th gen, gtx 1060, 8gb ram, 120gb ssd+1tb hdd. I read the minimum requirements and my PC easily fulfils it, i don’t understand what’s the issue here

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