On June 24, Microsoft unveiled the all-new Windows 11 six years after it launched Windows 10.If you already own a Windows 10 PC, then Windows 11 won’t cost you a dime. When Microsoft officially introduced the upcoming OS, it said it’ll arrive as a free upgrade this holiday season for Windows 10 PCs—as long as the hardware meets the system requirements.

Windows 11 brings nifty features to the table like a revamped interface, widgets, voice typing, voice commands, snap layouts and snap groups, new gaming features, support for Android applications, and more.

Now, you might be curious about whether if your current laptop or desktop will be able to install or run the new Windows 11. Interestingly, Microsoft’s PC Health Check application can tell you whether your PC meets the system requirements to run Windows 11. Here’s how you can use it on your current Windows machine:

  1. On your PC, open this link to download the PC Health Check tool.
  2. Now, open the file and accept the terms to proceed with the installation.
  3. Once installed, tap Finish. Make sure “Open Windows PC Health Check” is checked.
  4. It’ll automatically open the PC Health Check tool.
  5. Here, click the blue-colored Check Now button.
  6. It’ll instantly tell you whether your computer can run Windows 11 or not.

That’s it. You’ll either see “This PC Can Run Windows 11” or “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” pop-up message in the tool. If it says the latter, don’t worry- we got you covered below.

Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11

According to Microsoft, Windows 11 requires the following minimum specifications to be compatible with your computer:

  • A modern 64-bit processor
  • 1GHz clock speed, at least 2 cores
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB Drive
  • UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • 9-inch display with a minimum resolution of 1366 x 768
  • Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver

PC Health Check Shows “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11.”

This PC Can't Run Windows 11

If your computer meets all the minimum system requirements above, but still the PC Health Check says “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11,” it could be due to either of the three reasons:

  • You are not signed in with your Microsoft account.
  • TPM is disabled.
  • PC must support Secure Boot.

Sign in to your Microsoft account if not already. Check if there’s an issue with TPM and Secure Boot- both are security features essential for Windows 11 compatibility. Enable Secure Boot and TPM from the BIOS to see if it solves the problem.

Update: The TPM 2.0 requirement is optional, according to Microsoft. They haven’t updated the health check app yet. This could be the reason behind the “Can’t run Windows 11” error. All the recent devices have TPM, and you can enable it from the BIOS. While TPM 2.0 is recommended, TPM 1.2 should work just as fine.