How to check your device if it can install Windows 11 or not

This article teaches how to check if your PC can install Windows 11 or not. Basically there are three ways to check, let’s follow the instruction see the Windows 11 requirements.

Part one: System Requirements for 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 device

Note: 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. 

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.

Now check your hardware if they meet the requirement for Windows 11 installing.

Personally I think the hardware, which are manufactured within 7 years, meet the requirement easily.

Part Two: use PC Health Check software to have a full scan

You can download PC Health Check here. Install and run the checker, it will tell you if your PC can install Windows 11 or not in a minute.

Part Three: Upgrade Windows 11 from Windows 10 directly.

Microsoft allows Windows 10 users to upgrade their system to Windows 11 for free. If you are using Windows 10, go to Control Panel, and search upgrade, see if you can upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11.

Of course, if your Windows 10 is home edition, Windows 11 will be home edition. In another word, you can’t upgrade to Windows 11 Pro from Windows home.

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