How to check if your laptop or PC is eligible for Windows 11
By now, you should be aware of the Windows 11 news all over the Internet. Windows 11 will be a free upgrade as announced by Microsoft, but can you download and upgrade it now? Well, yes and no. There are a few steps to do before you can (if you are chosen) so read on below to know what you should do before upgrading.
Like all previous Windows update, you can simply go to the Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to see if Windows 11 is there (which is unlikely). However, there's only an early beta version in the Windows Insider Program coming next week and a beta version for the public in July. If you do get chosen, it's best to test it on a secondary PC because there's bound to be bugs.
Microsoft also said that Windows 11 will be available on new PCs and through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs later this year (Christmas time). But to check if your PC is eligible, you will need to download an app called PC Health Check (scroll down to the bottom of the page to download). If you already know your PC specifications, you can also check out the minimum system requirements just below the download bar which are:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics card or WDDM 2.x
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB or larger storage device
- Display - More than 9-inches with HD Resolution (720p)
- System firmware - UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Last but not least, it's a no brainer but we thought we should say this - it's important to note that you must have a Microsoft account and internet connection to set up Windows 11 properly. We should be expecting a new wave of laptops and PCs running on Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro by the end of the year.
Are you excited? If you want to read the functions of Windows 11, you can check out our news coverage right here. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.