Verify Windows 11 Requirements with PC Health Check App

This post shows students and new users how to find out if a computer meets Windows 11 requirements for installation or upgrade.

Windows 11 is not generally available, but it’s coming this year. There are some things you can do in the meantime to get ready for it. Windows 11 is coming with redesigned look, refreshed apps and sound and enhanced security.

Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

For those who want upgrade their existing PCs, this post should help find out if your PC meets Windows 11 requirements. Not all PCs will be eligible for upgrade. There are minimal PC requirements that must be met to upgrade or install Windows 11.

Windows PC minimal requirements:

  • 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
  • System firmware: UEFISecure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 (Must be enabled in UEFI)
  • 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

Now, you may not know if your PC meets these requirements just by looking at it. That’s why Microsoft released a nifty tool called PC Health Check.

The PC Health Check app can be used to see if your current PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11. If so, you can get a free upgrade when it rolls out.

Use the link below to download it on your Windows 10 PC, then run and install it.

Navigate lower down to the “Check for Compatibility” section and click “Download app

Open and run the PC Health Check wizard.

If your PC meets the minimal requirements, you should see a message below:

If your PC doesn’t meet the minimal requirements, you should instead see the message below:

That should do it!


This post showed you how to use PC Health Check to find out if your PC meets Windows 11 minimal requirements for upgrade or install.

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