By default, Windows 11 will only run on PCs that meet the minimum requirements. Windows 11 Check & Enable quickly analyzes your hardware and reports possible issues.
Even if your PC is deemed incompatible, there's a loophole: Windows 11 Check & Enable can allow your PC to install Windows 11 in the event of an incompatible CPU or missing TPM 2.0 support! In this case, the far more prevalent TPM 1.20 is all you need. Windows 11 Check & Enable can add two Registry entries to your system to allow installation of Windows 11 anyway. Note that, if you install Windows 11 on an officially unsupported system, Microsoft will no longer support your PC and it won't be entitled to receive updates.
The verification process includes TPM (trusted platform module) as well as all installed or connected components, and relevant configurations. The following hardware components and configurations are inspected: CPU, RAM, hard disk, display resolution, graphics card, DirectX, WDDM, TPM, UEFI, SecureBoot. If your PC fails in any of these categories, you'll be notified along with possible fixes.
Absolutely. Microsoft have themselves pointed out that Windows 11 is installable on systems that fail to meet all of their system requirements. Installation on numerous test PCs went flawlessly. Yet, for liability reasons, Microsoft still cite theoretical risks and the possibility that future updates may be unavailable. We therefore recommend (as with any major upgrade!) that you back up your machine with Ashampoo® Backup Pro 16 prior to the OS upgrade. A complete system backup ensures you can try out the new OS risk-free.
Although Windows 11 will run on systems without TPM 2.0 or compatible CPUs, the other requirements are more rigorously enforced. Make sure to run Windows 11 Check & Enable to be on the safe side and find out if your machine can run Windows 11 today!