I want to show you how you can check whether windows 11 will run on your pc. Microsoft recently announced windows 11 and there are a whole bunch of new features, performance enhancements and a whole new look and feel coming and best of all it’s going to be a completely free upgrade so what’s not to like well. At the same time, microsoft also published these system requirements and when you compare the system requirements to windows, 10 let’s just say that everything’s been bumped up a little bit we’re going to first off. Look at will windows 11 run on your pc. Then we’ll talk about some of the rationale for those new system requirements and, at the very end, we’ll walk through what you can do. If your system doesn’t meet these system requirements, all right, let’s jump on the pc to check whether your computer qualifies for windows. 11. We’Re going to use a compatibility, checker tool and the official windows 11 website at one point had a compatibility checker, but apparently it caused some confusion. So microsoft took it down and now it simply says coming soon. So as an alternative, you can look at the minimum system requirements and you can compare these to your system but that’s kind of hard, and you might not know exactly where you can check each one of these values. So, instead we’re going to use a free and open source tool, that’ll tell us whether your computer qualifies the tool is called.

Why not win 11 and you can download it at the website. Why not win 11.org i’ve also included a link down below in the description. This will drop us on the github repository for the tool and if we scroll down just a little bit here, you can see a screenshot of what the tool looks like now: it’s, not the most elegant tool, but hey it gets the job done right here. You can see all the different system, requirements and it’ll evaluate whether your system meets these different requirements to download the tools simply scroll down a little bit more and here you’ll see a download link for the latest stable release. Click on download once you’ve finished, downloading, navigate to your downloads, folder and then double click on the. Why not win11.exe this launches the compatibility results, and hopefully you see a lot of green here. This will show you how your system compares against the system requirements that microsoft has published, and this compares against the current known requirements. Remember those could change at some point. This will help you identify. If maybe some of these components can be upgraded in your computer or even in the case of tpm many computers ship with this, but it’s simply disabled by default, so you can go into your bios and enable it. So this will tell you what areas you need to focus on if your computer doesn’t currently meet these requirements. So why even have these system requirements? Why not just let any machine run? Windows 11.

? Well, microsoft published a blog post recently where they listed out their three principles for landing on these system requirements and number one has to do with security. With these hardware requirements, they found that they’re able to reduce malware by a staggering 60. That is a massive reduction in malware also, they call out reliability and they claim that they’re able to achieve a 99.8 percent crash free experience. So that means that the blue screen of death is pretty much a thing of the past and, lastly, there’s also compatibility. If you have an app that says it runs on windows 11, you can be assured that it runs. Hopefully, when we ran the compatibility checker, you found that your computer qualifies, but what, if it doesn’t qualify? What should you do? Do you have to buy a new computer? Well, the good news is you don’t have to do anything right now. You can just continue running windows. 10.. In fact, microsoft announced that they’ll continue supporting windows 10 through october 14, 2025 that’s over four years. From now you can just keep using your computer and microsoft. Doesn’T exactly have the best track record of hitting those dates in the past. They’Ve pushed the dates back, so you might even get another year or two where you can continue running windows 10.. But what happens when you eventually get to that deadline? Well, at that point you can continue running windows 10. It just won’t be officially supported by microsoft, so you might not get the latest updates anymore and that does put you at risk.

So at that point, you’ll have to make the decision. Does it make sense to buy a new computer that comes with windows? 11.. All in all, i think this was a very difficult decision for microsoft to make i used to work as a program manager at microsoft and let’s. Just say that, on some of the inconsequential decisions that i made there was so much thought, analysis and decision making that went into it. I could only imagine how much thought went into a big decision like this, and there are so many different factors at play. You want your security, reliability and compatibility to be best in class, while at the same time also acknowledging that, with a higher bar for your system requirements, a lot of your customers now are going to have to upgrade their hardware that’s, going to cost a lot of Money and what happens to the old hardware that’s going to now be waste. Also, you have your competition they’re, constantly investing in their platforms, making them more secure and you need to stay competitive and then you also have increasing malware, increasing cyber attacks and it seems like the victim companies, always run microsoft, windows and that’s. A reputational hit. I think, given all of these different factors, microsoft had to balance them out and they found that the optimal bar is where they landed it. One thing i appreciate is that microsoft is considering lowering the bar a little bit. They’Ve now said that they might consider seventh generation intel chips, so they are listening to customers.

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