Yesterday, Microsoft finally unveiled the much-anticipated Windows 11 update. The new update comes with an updated UI, performance, and productivity improvements. Microsoft also released the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 which includes Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 among other things, but the latter can be bypassed for now.
If you were excited about trying Windows 11 but were greeted by the "Your PC can't run Windows 11" error, then you are not alone. Since the launch last night, users have been reporting issues with the PC Health Check app. The app allow users to check if their system meets the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 11. Thankfully, Microsoft has now acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. Microsoft's Steve Dispensa on Twitter confirmed that Microsoft is working on the Health Check app and will release fixes in the coming weeks.
Sorry for the irritating experience! We're going to improve the PC Health Check app over the next couple of weeks. Hopeful that the first update will be out tomorrow.— Steve Dispensa (@dispensa) June 25, 2021
With Microsoft all set to release the first Windows 11 Insider build next week, we do hope that issues with the Health Check app are solved in time for users to enroll into Windows Insider Program and try out Windows 11. Furthermore, Dispensa also noted that all the PCs shipped in the last few years come with TPM so they should meet the minimum requirements on paper.
Getting a few questions about TPMs this morning. Note that virtually every PC shipped in the last five years has a TPM, but many are disabled in the bios. If your recent-vintage system claims not to have a TPM, check your bios. /cc @dwizzzleMSFT https://t.co/MH74kuyB9f— Steve Dispensa (@dispensa) June 24, 2021
For now, you can check out our article on minimum system requirements as well as the list of CPUs that support Windows 11 for more information. Apart from the general requirements, Microsoft has also listed out specific feature requirements for Windows 11 including webcams, Bluetooth and Precision Touchpad on all upcoming laptops.
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