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The up to date PC Well being Verify app will really inform you why you possibly can’t run Home windows 11

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Enlarge / It doesn’t regulate how strict the new Windows requirements are, but the new PC Health Check app can at least give you detailed information and more useful recommendations.

Andrew Cunningham

When it announced Windows 11 and its tough new hardware requirements, Microsoft also released a PC health check tool that will analyze your hardware and tell you if your computer can be upgraded to Windows 11, which led to it that some people with relatively new PCs believed that they could not run the operating system without hardware upgrades.

A new version of the PC Health Check app, now available from this official Microsoft link for people without Windows Insider accounts, addresses this issue. In our tests, guessing the approximate age of the PC it’s running on is still pretty bad, but it at least provides more detailed information when it tells you you can’t upgrade to a new operating system.

The new version of the Health Check app gives recommendations if your PC has easy-to-fix compatibility issues, such as: For example, if a firmware TPM module is simply not activated, if Secure Boot is deactivated, or if you need a RAM or storage space upgrade. But for more serious problems, like a processor not on one of Microsoft’s compatibility lists, your only option is to upgrade to a supported processor (not always an option, but especially possible for some AMD Ryzen desktops), the computer Replace, are you still running Windows 10 or doing an “unsupported” Windows 11 installation that may or may not receive updates in the future.

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Pre-built PCs with supported processors have usually already activated the security features required by Windows 11, as Microsoft forces the large PC companies to adhere to stricter hardware and configuration guidelines before they sell Windows PCs. The bigger problem is custom PCs, where these security features are often disabled by default and it is not always clear how to turn them on. One solution could be to install a newer BIOS update – many of the motherboard manufacturers are changing their default settings in the newer BIOS versions to support Windows 11 right away.

Windows 11 will roll out to supported PCs on October 5th.

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