Update (21-Sep-2021): Microsoft has rereleased the PC Health check to everyone. After facing lots of criticism with regards to the first version of the app, Microsoft had pulled it and made it available for insiders only. But now anyone can again check Windows 11 upgrade eligibility for their PCs by installing and using the app. The PC Health check app (separate download) is also available for those running Windows 10 in S mode.
Steps to find Windows 11 upgrade eligibility for Windows 10 & Windows 10 in S mode:
- You can download the “PC Health Check app” tool by clicking here. For Windows 10 in S mode click here to download the app.
- Once downloaded click on the .msi file (.msix file for Windows 10 in S mode) 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.
Windows 11 new features/changes:
For those interested, Windows 11 update release will be known as Windows 11 October 2021 update or Windows 10 version 21H2 and is targeted at a October 5, 2021 release. Windows 11 brings lots of UI/UX changes, new features, performance and usability improvements over Windows 10.
You can read all the new features and changes that Windows 11 brings over Windows 10 in our massive collated changelog.
If you want to know the official “minimum system requirements” for being able to install and run Windows 11, you can read it below.
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.