Microsoft PC Health Check App is required to check compatibility with Windows 11. Microsoft offers this as a free download and allows you to see if your computer can be upgrade to Windows 11 or not. Simply install and run the app “PC Health Check” from the start menu. Then hit the “Check Now” button and it will tell you the status of your Windows device.
Download Microsoft PC Health Check App
If your device is compatible with Windows 11, then you should get a confirmation saying “This PC can run Windows 11”.
Update: Microsoft has temporarily removed the download of PC Health Check app and plans to rebuild and launch the app with improved reliability and compatibility check. Read more in official statement.
Download Microsoft PC Health Check App Alternative
As of now, Microsoft has removed the PC Health Check App and will release it after doing updates. However, you can download the free alternative to PC Health Check App called WhyNotWin11.
This is an open source free utility that helps identify why your PC may not support Windows 11 or if it has all the components needed for the upgrade. Download and install the tool, then run it and it will tell you exactly why your system is incompatible with Windows 11.
If everything looks good, your system should be ready to upgrade to Windows 11. However, if you see errors such as CPU incompatibility, secure boot not present or TPM error then you may need to see if the required component is present or can be upgraded in your computer. An example of such error is shown below:
If you are building a new desktop, then get your requirement for Windows 11 sorted out using the table below:
|1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
|4 gigabyte (GB)
|64 GB or larger storage device
|UEFI, Secure Boot capable
|Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
|Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
|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. A Microsoft account is required for some features.