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Windows 11: How to check if you can install it on your computer?
Windows 11 is already around the corner, on October 5 the new update of Microsoft's operating system will be available. All compatible computers will begin to receive this new update.
If you want to enjoy this new Windows, it is necessary that you have all the requirements that the company demands. If you are not sure what they are, do not worry, as we will be telling you how you can check this for yourself.
What are the necessary requirements to be able to enjoy Windows 11?
In general, the requirements to install this device are slightly higher than those required for Windows 10. If you have a decent PC, you shouldn't have a problem with Windows 11. However, if your computer is a few years old, it is likely that you may have problems.
The minimum requirements and specifications for you to install Windows 11 are the following:
Processor : 1 GHz or more with at least 2 cores and that is compatible with 64 bits.
RAM memory : at least 4 GB.
Storage : You must have at least 64 GB of storage for the update. However, more is recommended.
System firmware : UEFI compliant motherboard and secure boot.
Graphics card: DirectX 12 or higher compatible card and WDDM 2.0 driver.
Screen : High definition screen and up to 9 inches diagonally and one channel of 8 bits per color.
Internet connection : at the time of installation, the computer must have an internet connection. Likewise, it will be necessary to have a Microsoft account for configuration.
TPM - The board must support Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.
These are the minimum requirements that Microsoft has revealed and that every computer must have. As you can see, these are not too high requirements by today's standards.
However, the biggest problem you may have is with the TPM 2.0 chip which is available in newer computers and some specific models. Older computers are unlikely to have this chip and are out of stock on the market.
If you do not know if your computer is ready to receive Windows 11, do not worry, since we will tell you how you can find out in a simple way.
What is the TPM 2.0 chip?
T rusted Platform Module (TPM) chips are used in all types of computers, from personal laptops to business computers, industrial PCs and medical computers.
The TPM protects your data with an algorithm built into the computer hardware. Provides a higher level of security than software alone and protects your data from hackers, malware, and thieves.
This is especially important for industrial, medical and business computers, which can store large amounts of company data or sensitive patient information. The TPM is widely accepted as the most secure method of protecting information stored on a computer.
In summary, the function of this chip is to provide a physical place that is completely secure for the storage of credentials, certificates and encryption keys. This chip has the ability to communicate directly and solely with the processor. No other part of the computer, whether physical or virtual, can interact with that chip without "permission" from the processor.
Generally, motherboards usually have a port to which one of these chips can be connected externally. And others already have it integrated, this will depend on the manufacturer. However, older computers are probably not compatible with this chip and therefore not compatible with Windows 11.
How do I know if my computer meets the requirements?
In the event that you do not know if your computer is compatible with the new Windows 11, then I will tell you about 2 tools that will allow you to check the requirements. They are very easy to use, so you will not have any problem with them.
PC Health Check
This is a fairly well-known application in the world of computers and allows you to obtain information about the computer. Through it, you will be able to obtain the necessary information to know if your PC meets the requirements or not. You just have to install it and the application will show you the relevant information.
It will show you each of the details of your computer, even if it has the TPM 2.0 chip or not. You can download it totally free from its official website.
Unlike the previous tool, this one is specifically designed to check whether or not your computer meets the requirements to install Windows 11.
It is an open source application for free use with which you will be able to know whether or not you meet the necessary requirements to install this new Windows. Just by opening the application, you will be able to know if you meet the requirements or not.
If my computer doesn't have a TPM chip, won't I be able to install Windows 11?
The theory is that it shouldn't, however we know that the community always finds a way. A "trick" has been available for some time now that will allow you to bypass the TPM verification at installation time.
In this way, you can install Windows 11 on your computer even if you do not have that chip. It is not known for sure if Microsoft will end up patching this trick or if it will continue to allow it. In any case, the ideal is that if your computer has this port, buy the chip and install it, it is very simple.
In the event that it is not compatible, it is recommended to stay on Windows 10. If Microsoft decides to patch this in the future, your computer could possibly get stuck, which could cause you to lose data. Either way, this is your decision, so choose what you think is right.