Windows 10 Users won't get Windows 11

Microsoft recently announced the launch of its next-generation Windows operating system, that is, Windows 11. It was stated then that Windows 11 would be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. However, many are set to be disappointed and you need to find out if you will be the one who may not get the upgrade. The most important and decisive factor here is that your device has to pass the test of Windows 11 requirements.

Windows 11 download

To find out, if you can download Windows 11, you need to go to a new tool called the PC Health Check Tool that was announced alongside Windows 11. This tool essentially checks a personal computer to determine if it is compatible with Windows 11 or not. Simply said, it tells users if they can download the Windows 10 successor on their PC.

Windows 11 error message

But now, word is that some Windows 10 users are getting error messages in Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool that informs them that their PCs are not compatible with Windows 11! What is astonishing is that Windows 10 users are getting this error message despite having high-end machines. A lot of Windows 10 users are facing compatibility issues owing to the TPM 2.0 requirements.

Microsoft recently announced the launch of its next-generation Windows operating system, that is, Windows 11. It was stated then that Windows 11 would be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. However, many are set to be disappointed and you need to find out if you will be the one who may not get the upgrade. The most important and decisive factor here is that your device has to pass the test of Windows 11 requirements.

Windows 11 download

To find out, if you can download Windows 11, you need to go to a new tool called the PC Health Check Tool that was announced alongside Windows 11. This tool essentially checks a personal computer to determine if it is compatible with Windows 11 or not. Simply said, it tells users if they can download the Windows 10 successor on their PC.

Windows 11 error message

But now, word is that some Windows 10 users are getting error messages in Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool that informs them that their PCs are not compatible with Windows 11! What is astonishing is that Windows 10 users are getting this error message despite having high-end machines. A lot of Windows 10 users are facing compatibility issues owing to the TPM 2.0 requirements.

“While this PC doesn’t meet the system requirements to run Windows 11, you’ll keep getting Windows 10 updates,” the error message reads.

What are the requirements?

According to a Microsoft support page, in order to download Windows 11 on PCs, users need to meet certain hardware requirements. These are: 1GHz or faster processor with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or larger storage space, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0, and a graphics card that is compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.

What the problem is

These specifications make Windows 11 compatible with almost all top machines and desktops and PCs. So, perhaps Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool is incorrectly reporting ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11’ even in cases where devices are supported.

What Microsoft is doing

Microsoft is well aware of the issue and is actively taking steps to mitigate the problem. For starters, Microsoft has removed its PC Health Check Tool for the time being. It will be available later this year. “We’re going to improve the PC Health Check app over the next couple of weeks,” Microsoft has said in response to the issue.

However, one important thing to remember is that Windows 11 has not been officially rolled out for everyone. That is expected to happen in October. Till then users can access a beta version only. The final version will have most glitches removed after all the testing has been done.

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