Windows 10 is getting a handy tool that lets users easily know if they can download the Windows 11 update. Microsoft is gearing up to launch its next generation of the Windows OS, and the Redmond-based tech giant previously released a Health Check Tool that lets Windows 10 users if they can upgrade. At launch, this app was beset with problems, with swathes of Windows 10 users that had high spec PCs saying the programme said they couldn't upgrade to Windows 11 – even though their machine easily met the minimum specs for the OS.
Issues with this app have now been fixed thankfully.
But if you want a quicker and easier way to check if your PC can upgrade to Windows 11 then Microsoft has the answer.
As reported by Windows Latest, the Windows Update menu screen will soon let you know if your PC or laptop can run Windows 11 or not.
The feature has already become available for some users, going live for testers in the Windows Insider programme.
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If your PC can run Windows 11 in the Windows Update screen you will see a green tick alongside the message: “This PC can run Windows 11”.
It goes on to say: “Great news – your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
“Specific timing for when it will be offered can vary as get it ready for you.
“Note: Some Windows 10 features aren't available in Windows 11. Certain apps and features may have additional requirements”.
If you're unfamiliar with the Windows 11 requirements – which are even throwing a curveball to the most savvy PC users – then this inbound feature will be a welcome addition.
It's believed this feature will be added to Windows Update with the Windows 10 autumn update, which could be out in October.
If you're looking forward to the Windows 11 update you need to be aware it has some pretty high minimum specs.
The new OS needs a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage – which, so far so good.
However, it also requires in most case an 8th gen Intel processor or an AMD Ryzen 2000 or newer.
Some 7th gen processors are also supported.
However, your PC needs to support UEFI secure boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 as well – requirements which are more tricky to meet.
Justifying its high Windows 11 specs in a recent blog post, Microsoft said: “Devices that do not meet the minimum system requirements had 52 percent more kernel mode crashes. While devices that do meet the minimum system requirements had a 99.8 percent crash free experience.”
Written by David Minister
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