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How to easily check if your PC can run Windows 11.

Sometimes finding out if you PC can run the latest and great Windows version can be tricky and difficult, fear not we are here to help. We will arm you with Microsoft’s official tool that will determine if your PC can run Microsoft’s latest Windows version, Windows 11.

The easy and official way

Luckily Microsoft has made an app available that will check if you PC meets all their requirements for Windows 11, Windows PC Health Check. After installation the app will do a check of your hardware and complete a compatibility report.

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Here the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on your PC according to Microsoft’s support site. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If you are unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, you can check with your PC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or, if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility. Note: If you PC doesn’t currently meet these system requirements, you can enroll your PC in the Windows Insider program and you will then be able to install 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)
RAM:4 gigabyte (GB)
Storage:64 GB or larger storage deviceNote: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.
System firmware:UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM:Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card:Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display:High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet connection and Microsoft accounts: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

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