upgrade to windows 11? here's how you can check whether your pc is compatible
© Provided by News18 Upgrade to Windows 11? Here’s How You Can Check Whether Your PC is Compatible

Microsoft has recently unveiled the Windows 11 OS, and while it is good news for a lot of Windows PC users, there is a downside to it. The company had previously revealed the minimum requirements, and it appears that some old-gen PCs will struggle to update the software. Microsoft in June this year already announced that its upcoming Windows 11 OS would require more powerful hardware for a seamless experience as compared to Windows 10. While the company claims that it will run smoothly on a lot of personal computers, the devices that can’t accommodate the new OS will not receive an update. Here are the details of the minimum hardware requirement to run Windows 11 on your PC:

The processor should be built on a 64-bit architecture with minimum CPU clock speed at 1GHz or above. Some of the processors compatible with the Windows 11 OS include AMD Ryzen 3, Intel’s eight-generation or higher and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c or a higher variant. Your PC should also have a storage space of 64GB or higher and a minimum 4GB of RAM. The device should also have a WDDM 2.0 driver or higher as well as a Direct X12.

The company’s official PC Health Check application helps in evaluating the compatibility of a PC with Windows 11. The app was recently removed by the software giant when users complained that it didn’t offer satisfactory information to them. The application has now been rectified by the company and even informs you as to why one’s PC doesn’t support Windows 11.

Here is a step by step guide as to how you check the compatibility of your PC for Windows 11 utilising Microsoft’s PC Health Check application. First, you need to download the Microsoft PC Health Check application via opening the file, ticking the box of terms of service and installing it. You must check the box that says Open PC Health Check. Click on a finish to conclude. The home page of the application will now pop up and will read PC health at a glance. Click on the top of the box that says, “Introducing Windows 11.” and then click on check now.

The app will notify you if your PC is not compatible with Windows 11 by displaying a message that will read “This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements,” along with further information. However, if your PC does has compatible hardware then you can upgrade to the new Windows 11 OS.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Nissan executive expects semiconductor shortage to continue until mid-2022

The Nissan logo is seen on a car wheel at Nissan Gallery in Yokohama, Japan November 29, 2021. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou Dec 7 (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Nissan's (7201.T) Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta expects supply chain constraints and the global semiconductor shortage to continue until at least mid-2022, he ...

View more: Nissan executive expects semiconductor shortage to continue until mid-2022

ABB CEO wants to accelerate acquisitions drive

The logo of Swiss power technology and automation group ABB is seen at the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) conference in Interlaken, Switzerland May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com ZURICH, Dec 7 (Reuters) – ABB (ABBN.S) will accelerate its acquisition drive, Chief Executive ...

View more: ABB CEO wants to accelerate acquisitions drive

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar genocide

Facebook has been repeatedly accused of enabling Myanmar's genocide against the country's Rohingya minority, and now it will deal with those accusations in court. A Rohingya woman has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of refugees against Facebook parent company Meta, alleging the company both amplified anti-Rohingya hate speech ...

View more: Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar genocide

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Stop making these mistakes when buying smartphones and other tech gifts

For example: Don't buy someone a phone they can't use with their wireless carrier.

View more: 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Stop making these mistakes when buying smartphones and other tech gifts

What’s All the Fuss About Apple’s M1X MacBook Pro?

It’s going to be really, really fast

View more: What’s All the Fuss About Apple’s M1X MacBook Pro?

The MacBook Pro Is Highly Repairable...for a Mac

It's not perfect, but still better than before

View more: The MacBook Pro Is Highly Repairable...for a Mac

Samsung Begins Production of Industry's Smallest DDR5 DRAM

It's 14 nanometers and has more than twice the speed of DDR4

View more: Samsung Begins Production of Industry's Smallest DDR5 DRAM

ASUS Announces New Vivobook 13 Slate OLED 2-in-1 Laptop

It serves as a powerful entertainment device

View more: ASUS Announces New Vivobook 13 Slate OLED 2-in-1 Laptop

The New iPad mini Is a Bundle of Joy

AMD and Microsoft Release Updates to Fix Windows 11 Slowdown Issues

Apple's M1 Max GPU Runs Circles Around Original M1 Chip

Kobo Announces Two New E-Readers, One With Note-Taking Capabilities

Microsoft Reveals Surface Go 3 and Ocean Plastic Mouse

The Asus Vivobook 13 Slate OLED Thinks It’s a TV

The MacBook Pro Could Signal the End of Apple’s Desktop Computers

Samsung Introduces a Trio of New Galaxy Laptops

The Next MacBook Air Could Be Thinner Than Ever

Intel Macs Can’t Handle the Best New macOS Monterey Features

Acer Unveils New Eco-Friendly Laptops

Raspberry Pi Releases New Zero 2 W Model

OTHER TECH NEWS

;