Microsoft has today announced Windows 11, the next version of Windows as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs. Now, to find whether your Windows 10 PC is eligible to get Windows 11 update, all you need to do is run a tool “PC Health Check app” provided by Microsoft.
Steps to find Windows 11 upgrade eligibility for Windows 10 PC:
- You can download the “PC Health Check app” tool by clicking here.
- Once downloaded click on the .msi file to install the tool
- Launch the app and click on the “Check now” button. It will show you in a pop-up windows, whether your PC is eligible for Windows 11 upgrade or not.
If you want to know the official “minimum system requirements” for being able to install and run Windows 11, you can read it below. You can read all the details about what Windows 11 brings over Windows 10 in terms of changes and new features in our massive collated changelog.
These are the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If you are unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, you can check with your PC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or, if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility.
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 colour 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. Learn more about S mode here.
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.