(*11*)Microsoft has up to date its PC Well being Test App to indicate extra details about why your computer won’t be able to run Windows 11, to assist cope with among the confusion that’s sprung up round compatibility. When you’ve already downloaded the app, it ought to auto-update if you go to run it once more, and for those who haven’t downloaded it but you can get it here.
There’s been a little bit of confusion about what Windows 11 will and received’t run on, and the earlier model of the software didn’t essentially assist clear any of it up, primarily exhibiting customers a go/fail message with no particulars. Now, it ought to a minimum of give some clue as to why your pc isn’t appropriate, be it a difficulty with storage, safe boot compatibility, or your processor.
As some have pointed out, the messages the software offers out are nonetheless gentle on particulars in some circumstances: “the processor isn’t supported” isn’t actually an actionable merchandise, because it doesn’t inform you why your CPU can’t run Windows 11. When you’d reasonably improve a element or two in your system as a substitute of simply going out and shopping for a brand new PC, you’re going to must do some extra analysis.
It’s possible you’ll wish to wait on that, although: Microsoft nonetheless appears to be working via its messaging of what’s and isn’t supported, especially when it comes to CPUs. So keep tuned for a ultimate reply earlier than you attempt to courageous the PC half market during a chip shortage.