Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central
While the dust is still settling on the news of Windows 11, the big story that is now dominating this discussion is not the UI, but rather can your PC get the free upgrade this fall? It’s a sharp turn from the “Windows 11 is just a skinned update” a week ago, as now many people are salty that they may not be able to get the OS revision.
The free app WhyNotWin11 give much more info than Microsoft’s PC Health Check app.Source: Windows Central
Of course, as usual, Microsoft is its own worst enemy here. While strict TPM 2.0 requirements have some weight to them, the seemingly arbitrary processor requirements are the real mystery. And Microsoft’s own PC Health Check app, which lets you know if you can get the update, seems more like an afterthought.
Step in the bright community at GitHub. A new open-sourced app called “WhyNotWin11,” spotted by XDA, is available to download. While that app sets flags off for the Windows 10 “App & browser control,” it also does much more than Microsoft’s attempt.
You need to bypass SmartScreen to install the app as it is not signed.Source: Windows Central
Once you override your computer’s security concerns (the app is not signed, so Microsoft Defender SmartScreen steps in), the app is barebones and to the point. WhyNotWin11 delivers a much more comprehensive look at where your PC may be lacking when it comes to Windows 11.
There are 11 categories the app checks against, including boot type, CPU architecture, generation, DirectX support, RAM, Secure Boot, and TPM Minimum, to name a few. The specificity of the CPU information – architecture, generation, core count, and frequency – goes much further than the PC Health Check app.
One crucial feature the app has is the ability to check for updates. As noted on the GitHub page, Microsoft recently revised the so-called “hard” and “soft” floor for Windows 11, and version 2.1 of the app reflects those changes. However, we expect Microsoft to clarify the reasoning behind the processor limits in a new blog post, perhaps as early as Monday, so these “requirements” may change soon.
For now, at least you can dig deeper into any potential limits on your PC. Microsoft has four months before Windows 11 gets a general release, so let us see how this all shakes out. My hunch is we’ll see some changes very soon.
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