With the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has created a great deal of confusion among Windows users who want to upgrade to Windows 11.
Windows 11 compatibility causes a lot of confusion and anger among Windows users. In this article, we will try to clear up some of that confusion by answering those questions as accurately as possible.
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Windows 11 Compatibility
Microsoft listed some hardware requirements on the official Windows 11 page, which is why people are confused about Windows 11 compatibility.
And if you have already checked your PC’s compatibility with the PC Health Check app, then you might have got results like this.
There are 4 types of error on the PC Health Check app:
- Error about your pc not supporting Secure Boot.
- Error about your pc not supporting TPM.
- Error about your processor not supporting Windows 11.
- Error about UEFI being not enabled.
Let’s answer and try to solve all these errors and answer some of the problems.
How to Check and Enable UEFI
1. How to check if you have UEFI enabled or not
First, we need to know if UEFI is enabled or not in your windows. To check, you need to type in system information in the windows search, then click on the system information.
Check the BIOS MODE to see if you have UEFI enabled or not. If you have BIOS enabled, your BIOS mode will be set to UEFI; if not, it will be something else.
2. How to enable UEFI
There are two methods for enabling UEFI on your computer.
For the 1st method, you have to install any partition tool, like the EaseUS Partition Master or the MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Step 1: Open your favorite partition tool.
Step 2: Convert your disk with a C drive to a GPT drive.
Step 3: Apply all the changes.
Step 4: Your PC may restart several times, but wait for the full restart; your PC will now have UEFI enabled.
Enable UEFI from Bios
To enable from bios all you can do is to simply enable UEFI and secure boot from your BIOS.
Step 1: Go to your Bios
Step 2: In some bios, you can find the UEFI and secure boot settings in the boot, while in others, you can find them in the Windows OS configuration; check both and enable them when you find the settings.
Error about your pc not supporting Secure Boot.
How to Enable Secure Boot
This problem can be solved by enabling Secure Boot in the bios of your motherboard.
Step 1: You can restart your computer and continuously press delete or F2 when booting your pc.
Step 2: Navigate to Secure Boot and if in your bios Secure Boot is grayed out then first enable UEFI as the boot mode, you will have Secure Boot available to be enabled.
Error about your pc not supporting TPM.
How to Enable TPM
We have written an article about How To Enable TPM In BIOS. You can check the article below.
Step 1: For Enabling TPM in Amd and intel based bios, you can shut down your pc,
Step 2: Hold down the Delete or F2 key during boot to get to the BIOS menu
Step 3: Navigate to the Security tab or in some case Advance tab
Step 4: Find a listing for either TPM, or fTPM
Step 5: Toggle it to “Enabled”
Step 6: Hit F10 to Save and Exit BIOS
Error about your processor not supporting Windows 11.
The supported processor for Windows 11 is listed on the minimum requirements page by Microsoft, but the requirement appears to be too stringent because the 1st gen AMD CPU and 7th gen Intel GPU are not supported on the supported CPU page.
But don’t worry, according to a recent article by a Microsoft insider who said this in one section of the article.
Microsoft Article: Update on Windows 11 minimum system requirements
Today’s post intends to acknowledge and clarify the confusion caused by our PC Health Check tool, share more details as to why we updated the system requirements for Windows 11, and set the path for how we will learn and adjust.
Below, you will find changes we are making based on that feedback, including ensuring we have the ability for Windows Insiders to install Windows 11 on 7th generation processors to give us more data about performance and security, updating our PC Health check app to provide more clarity, and committing to more technical details on the principles behind our decisions.
With Windows 11, we are focused on increasing security, improving reliability, and ensuring compatibility. This is what drives our decisions.
So, in the future, Microsoft might enable compatibility for 7th gen Intel and 1 generation AMD processors.
However, even if your CPU isn’t supported by Windows 11, you can still install Windows Insiders on your computer.