How to Check if you Can Run Windows 11

The requirements for Windows 11 are:

  • A compatible 64-bit processor - 8th Gen Intel and above, or Ryzen 3000 and above
  • RAM: at least 4GB
  • Storage: at least 64GB of available storage
  • Security: TPM version 2.0, UEFI firmware, Secure Boot capable
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8-bits per color channel

A good method to check your compatibility is to install Microsoft's PC Health Check. If you run the check, and it shows that everything is compatible excluding TPM2.0 and/or Secure Boot, then you are most likely able to enable this in the BIOS/UEFI settings as per below:

1. Check Compatibility: Before proceeding, ensure that your motherboard supports TPM 2.0. Most modern motherboards do, but it's always wise to double-check your manufacturer's specifications.

2. Access BIOS/UEFI: Restart your computer and enter the BIOS/UEFI setup. This is usually done by pressing a specific key during boot-up, such as Del, F2, F10, or Esc. The key varies depending on your motherboard manufacturer, so consult your user manual or look for on-screen prompts.

3. Locate Security Settings: Once in the BIOS/UEFI setup, navigate to the security settings. This may be listed under different names such as Security, Advanced Security, or Trusted Computing.

4. Enable TPM: Look for an option related to TPM or Trusted Platform Module. It may be labeled as TPM, PTT (Platform Trust Technology), or a similar term. Enable this feature.

5. Set TPM Version: Some BIOS/UEFI setups allow you to specify the TPM version. Choose TPM 2.0 if available. If TPM 2.0 is not an option, ensure that the setting is compatible with TPM 2.0.

6. Save Changes and Exit: Once you’ve enabled TPM and set the version, save your changes and exit the BIOS/UEFI setup. Typically, you'll do this by pressing a key such as F10, then confirming the changes.

7. Restart Your Computer: Allow your system to restart. Upon boot-up, the BIOS/UEFI will initialize the TPM module and integrate it into the system.

8. Check TPM Status: After booting into your operating system, you can verify that TPM is enabled and functioning properly. On Windows, you can check TPM status using the TPM Management Console (tpm.msc) or Device Manager.

Once these are enabled, you will be able to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11, either using the Windows Update tool in Settings, or using the Microsoft Windows 11 Installation Assistant.