The new version of Windows has not only been completely redesigned, but also comes with new minimum system requirements. Therefore, in this article we will show you some ways to Find out easily if your computer is compatible with Windows 11, either manually or using some tools.
Microsoft has announced that the final version of Windows 11 will arrive in the fall of 2021. However, starting June 28, Windows Insider users can already test the preview of this operating system. Also, those who are not part of this trial program can download Windows 11 insider Preview for free.
Unlike Windows 10, this new version of Windows will only work on 64-bit computers with at least 4 GB of RAM. But will also require the TPM 2.0 chip, leaving out older computers.
Does your PC meet these requirements? Find out below.
How to tell if your computer is compatible with Windows 11
While you can check this manually, there are two tools that easily tell you whether or not your PC is compatible with Windows 11.
PC Health Check
PC Health Checker is the official Microsoft tool that, after scanning your computer, Tells you whether or not it is compatible with Windows 11.
All you have to do is download the software and run it on your system. PC Health Checker will display general information about your computer, such as RAM, free hard disk space, computer name, Windows Update status, and more.
After you click «Verify Now,» the tool will verify that your computer meets the system requirements.
The tool is not available at this time. Instead, you can use the following tool.
Why don’t you win11
If you want to get more details about your computer’s compatibility with Windows 11, then this is the ideal tool.
WhyNotWin11 is a portable application that shows you the specifications of your computer and tells you what meets (green), does not meet (red) and what does not recognize as a specific requirement (yellow).
Download WhyNotWin11 for free
If your device is not compatible, you can purchase a new compatible computer or laptop. You can also still use Windows 10, which, according to Microsoft, will be supported and will continue to receive updates until October 2025.
Verify that your computer has TPM 2.0
When Microsoft introduced Windows 11, one requirement caught our attention: TPM 2.0.
It is about Trusted Platform Mode (TPM), a chip built into the motherboard designed to perform cryptographic operations and used by Windows to provide greater security.
And while Microsoft allows computers without a TPM to install a preview (Insider Preview) version of Windows 11, you need to know whether or not your PC has this chip until the final release.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Press the keys Windows + R
- In the Run window, type «tpm.msc«(Without quotes)
- Press Enter to run the command
- In the window that opens, check (at the bottom) if you have version 2.0 of TPM.
If your PC has this chip, congratulations. Otherwise, if it tells you that it can’t find TPM supported, don’t worry. Your computer may have it, but it can be turned off.
In this case, you can enable it via BIOS or UEFI, as shown below.
How to enable TPM in BIOS / UEFI
Microsoft said that «almost all processors launched in the last 5-7 years have a TPM.» Therefore, if you have an older computer, you may have the TPM chip and activate it.
For this, restart the computer and enter the BIOS (Pressing F2, Del, F10 or another key repeatedly depending on your computer model).
Once in the BIOS, follow these steps, depending on the brand of your computer (ASUS, Lenovo, HP, etc.):
- ASUS: Go to Advanced> Trusted Computing and activate TMP support and TMP state
- HP: Go to Security and activate TMP support and TMP state.
- Lenovo: Go to the Security menu> Security chip and change the option Security chip selection a discreet T.
- M: DA: Go to Trusted Computing and look for the Trusted Computing option. You need to activate here (Activate) Security device support.
- Dell: Go to the Security menu and search TPM firmware the active (Enable).
When you’re done, save the changes and exit the BIOS (usually with F10). If you can’t find these options, then most likely your computer doesn’t have a TPM.