Everyone welcome to my latest video. Well. This was sort of a follow up to my recent short that i did on the same subject, which is windows 11, which is scheduled to come out in the fall. That has a lot of controversy about that new version and whether or not it will work on you know some of the older pcs or any of the older pcs so i’m, going to try to at least put some light to that in this video and give You an idea of how you can at least find out where you’re, at which side of the line you’re on there are definitely some older pcs i’ve encountered them as i’m testing this. That will definitely not be able to run it. I have three or four pcs that are legacy type pcs, including one that i did in a form of video which i took out of the trash and got it to run. Windows 10.. I don’t know if i’d recommend that, but i do want to cover all of the things that i discovered in my research on this topic and present it to you. So you can make your own judgments. There are tools both in the existing windows, 10 distribution and one that you can download from the windows 11 introductory site that microsoft is hosting and i’ll show you both of those tools in this video. But before i get started, let me go over some of the basic requirements that microsoft has published, that your pc will have to meet in order to run windows 11.

up on the screen here, you’ll see the basic ones. There are a total of eight requirements that they’ve listed. The first three, i would say, are motherhood and apple pie is how they refer to it. Obviously, you need a pc with some decent speed to it. They say one gigahertz, i think it’ll be something a little bit closer to two gigahertz on that one just to let you know from my testing so far with just windows: 10 itself, let alone this new one that has some advanced graphics to it, also the ram They say four gigabytes windows does not run well in four gigabytes. I have a couple of pcs that i’ve tried that on you need eight and if you can afford it, 16 is even better depending on what you want to run in terms of applications rather than just running base windows, 10 or windows. 11.. Then you talk about storage, 64 gigabytes it’ll be twice that much believe me at l at least and that’s. If you load no other applications to it, because that’s 64 gigabytes is what it would take just to store the files in the distribution from windows, 10 or 11, let alone what you’ll need to run it depending on the size of your memory. There’S going to be multiple gigabytes that are going to be allocated for swap space, for example. Also, if you want to be able to have the pc update itself from microsoft, you’re going to need areas where those updates can get downloaded, uncompressed and then applied to your pc.

So i would say at a minimum it’s 128, but i would recommend never putting a windows 10 or 11 pc out there with less than 256 gig in its c drive, and you could then have a second drive that stores a lot of your application data. They also say the uef secure boot, compatible bios talk about that more in a minute because that’s one of the biggest problems that i think most people are going to have only the very newer uefi bios that are out there would actually be able to do that. Basically, if it’s older than about 2016 chances, are you don’t have that? Maybe you can do in a bios upgrade and it might work, but maybe not, if it’s greater than 2018 you’re, probably completely safe, unless you bought some special purpose pc. You know that has a limited use. The big thing is the next one on the list, the trusted platform module, and that is an actual extra chip on some pcs that’s put on the motherboard that’s used for encryption of the trusted platform utilities that can be loaded in i’m, not going to go into The detail of that right now that’ll be a future video we’ll talk about with windows 11 when it is finally introduced, but for now windows 11 is not going to load unless it sees that and it has to be version 2.0, not the older version. 1.2. Now more of the newer pcs, all you would have to do is make sure you enable that feature in the bios and i’m going to show you that on a couple of different bios versions that i happen to have and that i tried it on so you’ll See that firsthand in this video, then they talk about a graphics card.

It has to have direct x12 compatibility. Well, if it’s anything that’s a modern graphics card beyond something that’s really ancient, it should be able to support that the biggest problem with that one as you’ll see from some of my testing is, if you have a laptop that has a built in graphics adapter. It may not support that. Also the display itself that you use to run windows 11. It has to be able to do high definition, 720p or greater, and it has to be about 9 inches diagonal just to be comfortable in reading it, because you know you want to be able to see what’s on the screen and it has to have 8 bit Color because they have some pretty fancy, features that the color makes a difference on this well. Windows 10 requires this too, but they wanted to point that out for windows 11, specifically and then finally, something that only applies. If you have windows 11 home is you have to have an internet connection and a microsoft account, so in order for you to properly install it and even update it, going forward, you’re going to need that so anyway, those are the basic features of windows: 11 that Are requirements in order for software to be loaded onto your pc? I think in most cases any pc made in the last three four years will meet those requirements, at least and, as i said, a lot of them, the first few, for example, you need double what they specified in my professional opinion.

Okay, so just keep that in mind, i will now go through and show you the testing, the various tests that you can run to see if your pc is compatible and running windows 11, when it does come out. In addition, i’ll show you some of the bios configuration changes on a couple of different ones. One amd and one intel pc that i have that’s relatively new and then i’ll go through and show you some of the types of messages you might get that a little bit confusing related to those tools that could sort of indicate whether or not you just have To make a slight change or you have to replace the entire pc so anyway, if you get something out of this video that you find useful in any way, it would be very helpful if that you at least consider subscribing to my channel so let’s get started. Okay, the first thing we need to do is make sure that we have hardware that’s identified by the operating system. Windows 10.. So there happens to be an app called tpm.msc let’s run that and it does not see anything. It does not see the hardware associated with a tpm. It does recommend then take a look at the bios it’s configurable. There let’s do that. Next, okay, let’s enable the tpm on my ryzen 9 5900 system on the x570 pro so i’m in the basic bios let’s. Go to advanced mode, then in advanced mode we go to advanced again, and the very first option says amd ftpm configuration, and what i want to change is this.

First one tpm device selection, it’s currently set for discrete tpm. I want to change it for firmware. Dpm gives me a warning about it, but that’s okay i’m not going to configure it just enable it and then i’ll do my exit and i will save changes and reset and it’s going to change. Tpm. Okay, now we’re in the msi bios, with my i 9900k system that i recently put together still finalizing a little bit on that, so let’s go into the advanced mode, actually we’re already in advanced mode, so it jumped right in there. So let’s go to settings and i believe it’s under security trusted computing, and it says security device support different layout than the other motherboards we looked at so this one here, i’ll have to just say, enable and see what happens so. I’Ve enabled it now i’m going to hit f10, so i can save this bios settings. Yes, i do want to do that security device support is now enabled okay, now we’re back up into windows. 10. In this case, let me try the tpm.msc one. More time run that, and there we go it sees it sees the hardware now, okay, so that’s a pretty good sign. I suspect at this point it will work with the health check, but let me now go ahead and install the health check. Software. Okay, let’s install the health check tool from microsoft. That has the feature where it can check to see if you’re ready for windows 11 or not.

If you go to this url, which i will put down in the notes of this video, you go right into the windows 11 area, and what you do here, is you scroll down to almost the bottom? You download this app check for compatibility app once it’s completed. It’S download, i will open the file and it’s running the install program. I have to accept install let it open right into it and now we’re inside of the pc health check at a glance, and the first item here is introducing windows 11 check now and that’s. Your hardware check, and what do we get this pc can run windows 11.. It worked on this pc that i had i’ve never tried it on before. So it looks good. This message is from the tpm.msc utility that comes with windows 10 and, in this case it’s showing that either the hardware does not exist in the pc or it’s not configured within the bios. This message from the tpm.msc tool indicates that the tpm hardware is present and properly configured for use by the operating system. This message is from the windows, health check utility, and it indicates that this pc is currently configured cannot run windows 11.. This message is also from the windows health check utility, but in this case it says it is properly installed configured and will run windows 11.. In this case, the windows health check utility has identified that this pc probably could never run windows 11.

It does not even offer the option of going and taking a look at the bios. I created this chart to summarize my activities in testing out this new windows 11 set of utilities. As you can see, i show the system which includes the motherboard and the cpu along with whether or not it passed the first time or not in all cases, you can see, no, it did not, and then i showed how i corrected it and in four of The five i was able to correct it by going in and modifying the bios settings as i showed earlier. Well there you go. What did you think this is subject to change everything that i’ve said in this video by microsoft? You never know what they’re going to actually come out with when they release windows 11.. It may be something that you can get away with something a lot less of a system than they’re currently specifying, or it might be something you need even more. In my opinion, some of the basic specs that they identified as i said earlier – i think you need a lot more, so hopefully you learned something from this and it can help you going forward because windows 10 is not going to be supported forever. I think right now the latest i heard was 2025 might be the absolute latest that windows 10 will be supported and then they’ll start dropping support after that, depending on certain features, maybe security updates, which is a bad one to lose or other things.

So just keep that in mind. Eventually, it sounds like we’re. All gon na have to go to windows 11 at some point.