How To Check If My Existing PC Can Run Windows 11?

You can do so using Microsoft's free tool.


Microsoft has announced Windows 11 that features a complete makeover when coming from previous versions of Windows. Windows 11 offers a lot of features and has hyped most users, still, some believe it should have brought more.

With every good thing, comes a sacrifice. The company had announced new system requirements that could leave some older PCs incompatible with the new version. Most users would want to know if their machine will be able to handle it. Here’s how to check if your PC can run Windows 11.

Using Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool

A Windows 11 support page on Microsoft’s website shows off its features and some FAQs that previously mentioned the PC Health Check app, but disappeared. However, the tool is now available for everyone and you can download the PC Health Check tool from the link given below and check if your PC supports Windows 11.

1. Download the PC Health Check Tool and open it.

2. On the installer screen, accept the terms in the License Agreement and click on the Install button.

pc health check tool installer
Tool Installer Screen

3. Once the application has installed, click on the Finish button. Make sure the Open Windows PC Health Check box is ticked.

installer finished screen
Installer Finished Screen

4. Once you have opened the tool, you will see your PC’s configuration on the left, and a banner that says “Introducing Windows 11“. Click on the blue Check Now button to proceed.

pc health tool home page
PC Health Tool Home Page

5. Upon clicking the Check Now button, the tool will analyze your PC and tell whether it is compatible with Windows 11 or not.

6. If the PC is compatible, you will get a pop-up saying “This PC meets Windows 11 requirements”.

7. You can click on “See all results” to verify each system requirements.

That is how to check if your PC can run Windows 11. If your system fails the test, then you can shop for a new Windows 11 PC on these platforms in the future.

Note: If you’re getting the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” message even if your hardware specifications match the System Requirements, you will need to enable TPM (Trusted Platform Module) from your system’s UEFI configuration. The TPM 2.0 chip is a must-have hardware requirement to run Windows 11. We faced the error too and were able to fix it by enabling TPM from the BIOS.

Microsoft revealed Windows 11’s release date. Make sure to check our detailed Windows 11 coverage and Windows 11 guides so that you don’t miss out on anything. Can your PC run Windows 11? Let us know the results in the comments below.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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