Windows 11 Requirements

Whilst there are a number of requirements for Windows 11, the main two that may prevent you from being able to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11 are:

  • TPM 2.0
  • CPU Compatibility

Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) is a hardware-based security feature designed to bolster the protection of sensitive data and enhance overall system security. Embedded directly onto the motherboard of compatible devices, TPM 2.0 serves as a secure storage facility for encryption keys, credentials, and other sensitive information. By safeguarding these critical assets, TPM 2.0 helps prevent unauthorized access, thwart attacks, and ensure the integrity of your system. If you have a compatible CPU but no TPM, then it is possible to enable the TPM in the BIOS/UEFI settings.

AMD Compatibility List: Windows processor requirements Windows 11 supported AMD processors | Microsoft Learn

Intel Compatibility List: Windows processor requirements Windows 11 supported Intel processors | Microsoft Learn

If your PC or notebook meets these two requirements, but won't install Windows 11, then there are a number of BIOS/UEFI settings that need to be changed to enable Secure Boot, and the HDD/SSD may need to be changed from a MBR (Master Book Record) to a GPT (GUID Partition Table).

A quick reference is, if your CPU is 8th gen Intel or Ryzen 3000 and above, then it most likely can run Windows 11.