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In order to end the lingering rumors, Microsoft finally launched its next-generation desktop operating system: Windows 11. This version of Windows provides a new user interface, a central taskbar, a redesigned start menu, and support for Android applications, and many more. Microsoft has other plans to release a preview version immediately after the event.

The Redmond giant has released the official Windows 11 system requirements and PC Health Checker tool so that users can check whether they have received Windows 11 updates. It does not explain why you are seeing the “This computer cannot start Windows 11″ error or how to fix it. do not worry! A free and open source application called WhyNotWin11 will help you and tell you exactly why your computer cannot be upgraded to Windows 11. Therefore, without further ado, let us know more about it.

Find Out Why PC Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11

Before we explain how to download and use this third-party application to check why Windows 11 can’t run on your PC, let’s take a quick look at the categories that the application is searching for, including SecureBoot, TPM, and supported CPUs.

What All Categories the WhyNotWin11 App Checks For

Hard Floor Checks

  • Core Count (CPU) >= 2
  • CPU Frequency >= 1 GHZ
  • CPU Architecture = 64-bit (Windows 11 does not support 32-bit processors)
  • RAM Installed >= 4 GB
  • Storage Available >= 64 GB
  • SecureBoot

Soft Floor Checks

Other Categories

  • DirectX 12
  • WDDM 2
  • Boot Method
  • Disk Partition Type

How to Use WhyNotWin11 App to Check Why Your PC Can’t Run Windows 11

  1. First, head over to this Github page and download the WhyNotWin11 tool on your existing Windows 10 PC.

2. Now, since the app is not signed, Microsoft will block the download if you are using the Edge browser. You will see the “WhyNotWin11.exe was blocked because it could harm your device” error. Don’t worry, though. It won’t harm your computer, and you can bypass it.

Note: If you are using Google Chrome or any other browser on Windows 10, the app will download right away. But, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen will block the app from running when you open the EXE file. You will see a “Windows protected your PC” message, where you need to tap on “More info -> Run anyway” to use the WhyNotWin11 tool.

3. As for Edge users, hover on the error message in the “Downloads” section and click the three-dots menu icon. Then, click on “Keep” from the pop-up menu.

4. Next up, on the “This app might harm your device” pop-up menu, click on “Show more” followed by “Keep anyway” to download the tool.

5. Now, double-click on the WhyNotWin11.exe file to check your PC’s compatibility with Windows 11. The tool takes a couple of minutes to perform the check, so have patience, and wait for the results. As you can see in the image below, my Xiaomi Mi Notebook is eligible for the Windows 11 update:

Perfect Solution for ‘This PC Can’t Run Windows 11’ Error!

So yes, if you have used the official Microsoft PC Health Check and encountered the “This PC cannot run Windows 11” error, this open source application will tell you which ones do not meet the Windows 11 system requirements on your PC. We are currently explaining in detail what TPM is and how to activate it. So please stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, let us know if your computer supports Windows 11. Please also share your thoughts on Windows 11’s new 1. layout changes and support for Android applications in the comments section.

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