Microsoft have made their health check tool available again so PC users can find out if the computers they use will be compatible with Windows 11.
Windows 11 will hopefully be more reliable and more secure but in order to achieve those aims Microsoft have needed to keep to a very strict list of system requirements, unfortunately this means the majority of the worlds PC’s wont be able to install the free upgrade due to something called TPM.
What is TPM?
TPM or Trusted Module Platform is a technology used to provide security via a machines hardware using a crypto based chip, these chips use multiple physical security features to make it tamper resistant so malicious software is unable to tamper with the machines security functions.
If you have used the tool and it says your machine does not meet the TPM requirement don’t panic (yet), if your computer is fairly new (within the last 5 years) there is a good chance you can enable TPM via the Bios settings.
Windows 11 System Requirements
Processor – 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
Memory – 4 GB RAM
Storage – 64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware – UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM – Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card – DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Display – >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Internet connection – Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home
Need Help with the Upgrade?
We are here to help if you have mission critical systems it’s important to stay current with the latest technology so contact us today to see how we can help. Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade from 5th October and new PC’s will start being shipped with it as well. Microsoft have picked out 11 features of the new OS that they are keen to highlight on their blog page, you can read their article here.