Windows 11, here's how to check if your device is compatible

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Microsoft is experimenting with a feature that would tell users if their device is ready for Windows 11, whose official launch is scheduled for today 5 October. In fact, before the complete rollout, some users will be notified in case of compatibility problems with the new operating system.

Windows 10 users with unsupported PCs are notified if their devices are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. The process of checking for compatibility is pretty straightforward and can be done by visiting Settings> Updates and Security> Windows Update.



As Windows Latest reports, to check for compatibility, just click the "Check for Updates" button when the Windows 11 update is available in your region. On unsupported PCs, you will receive a direct message in Windows Update explaining the compatibility status of the PC. In this case the PC is not compatible with Windows 11 and the following message appears:

“This PC currently does not meet all system requirements for Windows 11. Get the details and see if there are things you can do in the PC Health Check app,” reads the error message.

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The message also includes a link to download the PC Health Check app. If you download and run the tool, you will be able to find out the reason behind the blocking of the update. If you have a fairly recent PC, for example, the error is likely to be related to the TPM 2.0 not active and disappears once the safety function is activated dal BIOS.

PC Health Check will also provide links to support documents to help users verify the device specifications required for the update.



Assuming your PC is ready for the Windows 11 adventure, you will receive the following message “Great news: Your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11”. However, you may not be able to download the update since it will be implemented in stages and a broader rollout is expected in early 2022.



In the message, Microsoft specifies that "the specific times for when it will be offered may vary as we make it ready for you."

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