Compatibility check

How to check if Windows 11 will run on your PC

You can check if your PC meets the Windows 11 minimum requirements with the PC Health Check app.

Windows 11 compatibility checker

Although Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 devices, the new OS will have different hardware requirements, which means that not all systems will be compatible.

According to the company’s documentation, Windows 11 will require a minimum of a dual-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage as the minimum. If you want to check if your hardware configuration meets the minimum requirements, you can download the PC Health Check app to check if your computer is compatible.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to determine if your computer is compatible with Windows 11. (See also this video tutorial in the Pureinfotech YouTube channel with the steps to complete this task.)

Windows 11 compatibility checker using PC Health Check app

To check if your PC’s hardware is compatible to install Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open PC Health Check download page.

  2. Under the “Check for compatibility” section, click the Download PC Health Check app button.

  3. Double-click the WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup.msi file.

  4. Click the I accept the terms in the License Agreement option.

  5. Click the Install button.

  6. Check the Open Windows PC Health Check option.

    Windows 11 hardware compatibility checker install

  7. Click the Finish button.

  8. Under the “Introducing Windows 11” section, click the Check now button.

    Windows 11 PC Health Check

  9. (Optional) Click the See all results button to view a list of the components that passed the compatibility.

    Hardware compatibility check results

  10. (Optional) Click the Deice specifications button to better understand the system requirements.

Once you complete the steps, if the hardware is compatible, you will receive a message confirming you can upgrade to the new version. If the hardware isn’t compatible, then you will get a message detailing the reason why the device can run Windows 11.

If the device is not supported, you may still be able to upgrade. However, you will need to do this at your own risk since compatibility, stability, and updates won’t be guaranteed. Also, the computer would still need at least two cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and TPM 1.2. The system will also inform you that this method will install the OS in an unsupported state.