The operating system comes with a modern design with the addition of new user interface elements. It is expected that the beta version will be available to users within the Windows Insider program in the coming weeks.
But even if you are a Windows Insider customer, you should make sure that your computer can run the system.
Make sure your computer can run Windows 11
In conjunction with the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft released a free tool called PC Health Check that allows you to check if your computer is eligible to run the next version.
In order to scan your computer using the tool, follow these steps:
- Visit the official system page by clicking on this link.
- Scroll down, and then tap the Download app button under the Check compatibility section.
- After the download is complete, install and run the tool.
- Once the tool is running, hit the Verify Now button at the top.
- The tool automatically checks your computer’s specifications to see if it is compatible.
- After the scan is completed, a pop-up window will appear telling you if your computer meets the operating requirements.
How to make your computer ready to run the new Windows system
That’s why Microsoft has mandated device makers to include a TPM chip in the laptops and desktops they make.
The problem is that most computers disable the TPM chip by default. That is why the tool presents you with the previous error message.
You can check if the TPM is available on your computer’s motherboard by following these steps:
- Launch the run command window.
- Type: tpm.msc and then press Enter on your keyboard.
For custom-assembled computers, some motherboards may not come with a built-in TPM chip.
In this case, you can purchase a compatible TPM chip based on your computer’s motherboard from Amazon and plug it into the designated port on your computer.
How to activate the TPM chip on your computer
- Enter the BIOS or UEFI interface.
- Once in the BIOS interface look for something called TPM or PTT.
- After finding the TPM activate it.
- Find the Safe Boot option and enable it.
- Press the F10 key to save the changes and exit the interface.
After opening the computer, run PC Health Check again, and then click on Check Now.
If you applied the previous steps correctly, you should see a message: This computer can run Windows 11.