Microsoft provides an application to test the health of your PC. Of course, I also wondered if my computer supports the new Windows 11. I was surprised that my computer does not meet the system requirements, but I will receive Windows 10 updates.
This article will explain why Windows 11 cannot start on this computer. We will not figure out how to use PC Health Check. Such a warning does not mean that your PC is incompatible with the new OS. In most cases, you need to customize the BIOS / UEFI.
Windows 11 cannot start on this computer
Checking compatibility with Windows 11
You can download PC Health Check from the official Microsoft website. Install and run the PC health check software of course. Let’s check if this computer meets the system requirements. Under Introducing Windows 11, click Check Now .
Imagine what my surprise was. I got this error: Windows 11 cannot be started on this computer. Until this computer meets the system requirements for running Windows 11, you will receive updates for Windows 10. Well, at least something happy …
Minimum system requirements
Added to the requirements are the presence of an Internet connection and a Microsoft account. This is required to complete installation, perform updates, and use features.
|CPU||2-core with a frequency of at least 1 GHz. 64-bit only or SoC. Currently supported by 537 Intel models (from the Coffee Lake family) and 167 AMD processors (with Zen + architecture)|
|Memory & RAM||At least 64 GB & 4 GB|
|BIOS & TPM||UEFI, Secure Boot & Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v2.0|
|Video adapter||DirectX 12 or later compatible with WDDM 2.0 driver|
|Display||720p display over 9 inches, 8-bit per color channel|
Previously acquired a Ryzen 5 3600 processor and mother of MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX. Everything seems to be compatible, but it shows that it is not. This is because TPM 2.0 is disabled. You can verify by running the tpm.msc command in the Win + R window .
How to enable TPM 2.0 in BIOS
Trusted Platform Module ( TPM ) is a built-in security feature that provides new protection at the hardware level. Microsoft says nearly every processor in the past 5-7 years has had a TPM. For Intel, it is called. IntelPTT , and AMD is AMD PSP fTPM .
Actually, using the example of my MSI motherboard, we will figure out how to enable TPM. In Settings> Security, enable Security Device Support and AMD fTPM switch . That’s it, select Save and Reboot . You can also enable Secure Boot in the Advaced> Windows OS Configuration subsection .
A simple BIOS setup removes the warning: Windows 11 cannot start on this computer. It’s too early to panic, Microsoft may release a build for systems without TPM. Plus, you can install Windows 11 on a computer without TPM 2.0 (and in different ways).
The list of supported CPUs has become smaller. I think it will be expanded over time or even in release. I can say with confidence that Microsoft knows how to interest. It is in the best interest of the corporation itself so that users can upgrade to Windows 11.