How to check Windows 11 compatibility - will my older PC run it ?

How do I know whether my PC meets the requirements for Windows 11 ? How to check my older computer's compatibility for Windows 11, to know if it will run or not ?
26 Nov 2021 at 05:47 PM
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David LaneDavid Lane
Hi,

You can check if your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. They can be found on Microsoft's website. Some of the most important hardware requirements are:

  • CPU - 1 GHz or faster, 64-bit processor or System on a Chip, with 2 or more cores (if you have at least Intel Core 7th-generation or AMD Ryzen 2nd generation, it should be supported)
  • Storage - 64 GB or larger
  • RAM - at least 4 GB
  • System firmware - UEFI, Secure Boot capable






But probably the easiest way how to check your PC's compatibility with Windows 11 is to use a Windows 11 compatibility checker tool, that is a part of PC Health Check in Windows 10.

To check if you have Windows PC Health Check installed, you have to go to Settings > Apps.

When you have it, you have to open it and you should see Introducing Windows 11 panel with a possibility to click on the button Check now:


windows 10 pc health check computer compatibility to run windows 11


After you click on Check now button, you will find out if your PC will run Windows 11 or not:


windows 10 check pc minimum requirements for windows 11


If your PC doesn't meet the minimum requirements, you will see the notification "This PC doesn't currently meet Windows 11 system requirements". You can also see the reason why your computer can't run Windows 11.
27 Nov 2021 at 11:03 AM
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