Microsoft has been experimenting with a feature that would tell
users whether their device is ready for Windows 11, which is
set to launch on October 5. Ahead of October 5 rollout,
some users are now being informed of compatibility issues with
Windows 11 operating system.
Windows 10 users with unsupported PCs are being informed of
whether their devices are eligible for Windows 11 upgrade. The
process to check compatibility is pretty straightforward and it
can be done by visiting the Settings > Updates & Security
> Windows Update.
To check compatibility, click on the “Check for updates” button
when Windows 11 upgrade is available in your region. On
unsupported PCs, you’ll get a direct message from Windows
Update explaining the compatibility status of the PC. In this
case, the PC is not compatible with Windows 11, and the
following message appears:
“This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for
Windows 11 Get the details and see if there are things you can
do in the PC Health Check app,” the error message reads.
The message also includes a link to download the PC Health
Check app. If you download and run the tool, you’ll be able to
find out the reason behind the upgrade block. In our case, it
was TPM 2.0 and the error disappeared when turned on the
security feature from BIOS.
In the PC Health Check Too, links to the support documents will
be provided to help users check out device specifications
required for the upgrade.
Assuming your PC is ready for the adventure, you’ll receive the
following message “Great news – your PC meets the minimum
system requirements for Windows 11”. However, you may not be
able to download the update as it is being rolled out in stages
and a wider rollout is expected in early 2022.
In the message, Microsoft noted that “specific timing for when
it will be offered can vary as we get it ready for you”.