How to Fix This PC can’t run Windows 11 error [Easy Guide]

What is ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error’?

If you are experiencing ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error’ while running Microsoft’s PC Health Check App in your Windows computer in order to check whether your computer is eligible to run Windows 11 or not, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.

‘PC Health Check’ App: If you want to check whether your Windows PC/laptop is eligible to run Windows 11 – the latest Windows operating system from Microsoft, ‘PC Health Check’ app is one of the best tool for this. ‘PC Health Check’ app is lightweight information listing application from Microsoft corporation offers  you to check if your Windows PC/laptop can run Windows 11 or not.

PC Health Check App has the ability to list some of most basic hardware components presented in your PC/laptop, the main feature of this app is mostly centered on answering the question ‘Can I run Windows 11’. It is quite simple to test whether your device is eligible to run Windows 10 or not via PC Health Check App. This app is available on Microsoft official site. You can install and run this tool to check if your device can run Windows 11 or not.

When Microsoft’s PC Health Check app shows ‘This PC can run Windows 11’ message, it indicates you can install Windows 11 OS without any restriction. However, if PC Health Check app displays ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11’ message in popup window, it indicates your PC/laptop is not eligible to run Windows 11.

System requirements for Windows 11:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
  • Storage: 64 GB* or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11.
  • Additional storage space might be required to download updates and enable specific features.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Internet connection: Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates, and to download and use some features.

You should make sure your Windows computer meet the minimum system requirement for Windows 11. You can go to official Microsoft site to check system requirements for Windows 11 OS and check if you can run this new Operating System. The possible reason behind ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error’ that is displayed by PC Health Check App, is issue with TPM and Secure Boot feature. If you are not aware, if you want to use Windows 11 in your PC/laptop, TPM and Secure Boot feature must be enabled in your device.

‘TPM’: TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. TPM 2.0 is the latest version of it. TPM is type of processor that perform hardware-based cryptographic operations to secure encryption and prevent malicious attacks from attacking your hardware and the boot process. If TPM is disabled in your device, PC Health Check app will show ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error’ that indicates you can run Windows 11 in your device. So, you need to enable TPM in your computer via BIOS/UEFI setting.

‘Secure Boot’: ‘Secure Boot’ feature is part of Microsoft Windows Operating System and it is available in Microsoft Windows 8 and above version of Windows OS. Secure Boot feature ensures that a device boots using only the software that is trusted by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Secure Boot feature works as security gate, code with valid credentials can get through security gate and execute. Code with bad credentials or no credentials will be refused when Secure Boot is enabled in your device.

How to check if TPM is enabled or not?

To check whether TPM is installed/enabled in your device or check TPM version, press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘tpm.msc’ in the opened ‘Run’ window and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management’ window. This will show you to TPM version installed and is turned ON. If it shows, TPM not found, then you need to enable it through BIOS/UEFI settings in computer.

How to check if Secure Boot is enabled or not?

To check if Secure Boot is supported or is enabled in your device, open ‘Run’ window, type ‘msinfo32’ in ‘Run’ window and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘System Information’ window. In the opened window, click on ‘System Summary’ in left pane, and in right pane, scroll down to ‘BIOS Mode’ and ‘Secure Boot Mode’ and check if it shows ‘Secure Boot’ feature is enabled or supported. If it shows Secure Boot is supported but not enabled, then you need to enable it through BIOS/UEFI settings in computer.

How to enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot in Windows PC?

Step 1: Restart your computer and when system boot initiates, press ‘F2’, ‘F3’, ‘Delete’ key or other key combination to enter into BIOS/UEFI mode of your computer. This key combination may vary according to PC’s motherboard.

Step 2: Once you are in BIOS/UEFI mode, go to ‘Security’ tab, find and check ‘TPM’ is enabled or not. If not enabled, change the settings to enable it

Step 3: Now, go to ‘Boot’ tab in BIOS/UEFI, check if Secure Boot option is enabled or not. If not enabled, change it to enable Secure Boot

Step 4: After that, save the changes and exit BIOS/UEFI mode and restart your computer.

Step 5: After restart, run PC Health Check App again and check if ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error’ is resolved. If the app shows ‘This PC can run Windows 11’ message this time, then you can run Windows 11 in your device.

Conclusion

I am sure this post helped you on How to fix This PC can’t run Windows 11 error. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. You should check if your System meet minimum system requirement for Windows 11 and if so, you can run Windows 11 otherwise, you will need to change some configuration in your computer according to system requirements for Windows 11. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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