Microsoft has released an application that will check for compatibility issues to see if it can run Windows 11. You can download the Windows 11 Health Check application from Introducing Windows 11 on the page, you will find a link at the bottom of the page and there is a good chance that it will cause an error indicating that your PC cannot run Windows 11.
You may be very sad that you don't get your free Windows 11 update when the holiday release date is released.
But there is too there is a very good chance that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your machine and that there is only one configuration in the UEFI / BIOS that you should overlook. The setting in question actually appears in the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, which are:
- Processor 1 GHzorfaster with 2 or more cores a64-bit compatible processor the System in a chip (SoC)
- Memory 4 GB of RAM
- Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware UEFI, capable of safe booting
- TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Graphic card Graphics compatible with DirectX 12 / WDDM 2.x
- Visualization > 9 "with HD resolution (720p)
- internet connection A Microsoft account and Internet connectivity are required to set up Windows 11 Home
It is this TPM requirement that will cause the most confusion. Although TPM support has been included in machines for years, it tends to turn off by default.
To resolve this issue, simply jump to UEFI / BIOS, usually by clicking (Delete) while booting the machine and booting it. It shouldn’t do too much tracking, but different manufacturers hide it in different places. On my Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master motherboard, it could be found by selecting Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Trusted Computing 2.0 and changing Security Device Support to Enable. We also tested on an MSI motherboard with similar steps: Advanced Settings> Security> Trusted Computing.
Once done, you can save the settings and restart the machine. And voila, now it’s more than likely that you’re compatible.