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How can I tell if my computer is compatible with Windows 11?

Windows 11 is getting closer and closer and, as is normal, we all want the new version on our computer after so long with the same system. The problem is knowing if our equipment is capable of supporting it and is compatible. To get rid of doubts, keep reading.

The Microsoft’s new operating system is now a reality, is already official and is very close to coming into our lives after so many years with version 10 being among us.

The problem that arises is the usual one when new software of this type appears, and it is none other than knowing if our computer equipment can support it.

In this case we will have to see what minimum characteristics the new system requires, but we will also use tools to learn about compatibility first-hand. But not everything stops there, but our PC will have to be compatible with RPM 2.0. We will see all that below.

Requirements to install Windows 11 on the computer

The minimum requirements that the computer must have to host the new operating system are broken down in the following table so that you have them very clear.

Processor minimum of two cores, 64 bits and at least 1 GHz speed.
Memory 4 GB of RAM minimum, which is twice what Windows 10 requires.
Storage 64 GB of storage minimum when installing Windows 11.
Graphic card Must be DirectX 12 / WDDM 2.x compatible
Screen It must be at least 9 inches with HD resolution (720p).
Internet connection In order to have Windows 11 home we must have a Microsoft account and, of course, an Internet connection.
Security The TPM 2.0 chip is recommended, although with the 1.2 you can work. An fTPM solution is also valid.

Even if they do not seem too demanding requirementsExcept for the TPM issue that we will talk about later, if we do not have these minimums, the installation system will throw us back any attempt we make.

There are some features that are quite salvageable nowadays such as RAM memory, storage or graphics, but for example the processors, when seeing the list of those that it supports, we realize that only the Ryzen 2000 and above and the Eighth Generation Core or Higher.

We also do not consider that the issue of the monitor will be a problem, nor do we consider Internet access. Where we can have headaches will be with the issue of the TPM chip.

TPM 2.0, the big question

The TPM (Trusted Platform Module, which in Spanish means Trusted Platform Module) It is a chip that is installed in most of the motherboards of computers released in recent years.

This is a secure cryptoprocessor that is responsible for storing Windows encryption keys, in order to protect the privacy of many of the most important files on the system.

In some cases this chip, although it is present, is deactivated and we will have to be the one to activate it, although as of 2016 most manufacturers assemble it fully operational per Microsoft’s request.

As we have already mentioned, the ideal is to have the TPM 2.0, although 1.2 is also supported and it would do us good. We have a way of knowing if our computer has this chip installed or not. It is very simple and we only have to do the following:

  • The first thing is to press the keys at the same time Win + R.
  • Then we write in the space dedicated to it tpm.msc
  • At that moment a new window will open in which we will see information about the module, which means we have it. If nothing appears, it is not there.
  • In that window we can see the version of the TPM if we look in the central part, at the bottom left where it says Specification version.

This is the best way to know if we have TPM and if it is compatible.

Check if we can install Windows 11

Microsoft has put at our disposal a tool with which we can know if our computer is compatible or not with the next edition of its operating system. It’s a fairly simple way to find out by following these steps:

  • The first thing to do is download the Microsoft software from their website.
  • Now is the time to install it on our computer.
  • Once installed we will see how various parameters appear such as OneDrive backup, Microsoft account, latest system update, primary hard drive or SSD space, and startup time.
  • If we press the button Check now, it will automatically tell us if we are compatible or not. Something that we can criticize about this system is that it does not tell us in which parameter of all it is in which we are not prepared for Windows 11, something that would be of great help.

Another way to check it with more data

There is another way to check the compatibility of our computer with Windows 11 using third-party software that compares what you have on the computer with the minimum specifications that Microsoft has made public.

  • To do this, you must download the WhyNotWin11 tool and run it as Administrator.
  • If by chance SmartScreen de Windows Defender short the execution of this program, you must click on More information.
  • Then you will see how an option will open at the bottom that says Run anyway, which you must press.
  • Now you are going to run the tool and in it you will see what the minimum parameters you meet, since it puts them with an OK in green and which ones are not, putting the less serious ones in yellow and the insurmountable ones in red.

With everything we have told you, you will already be able to know if your computer can host the new version of Windows 11, although it will take a while to learn more details about this new operating system. We will see what happens in the near future.

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