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Windows 11 System Requirements Error: This PC cant run Windows, How To Fix This PC Cant Run Windows 11 Error?

Windows 11 system requirements error has been reported by many users. Luckily, there is a way to fix the issue and solve the problem. Read this article to learn more about Windows 11 system requirements error.

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Jun 28, 2021 10:15 AM

Windows 11 System Requirements Error: This PC cant run Windows, How To Fix This PC Cant Run Windows 11 Error?

Windows 11 System Error

Windows 11 was officially announced by Microsoft recently. Despite the fact that the public release is expected later this year, Microsoft's PC Health Check software allows Windows 10 users to see if their computer matches the minimal system requirements for installing Windows 11. Unfortunately, many people receive the This PC Can't Run Windows 11 problem when they run the PC Health Check software.

What causes the Windows 11 system requirements error?

When you use the PC Health Check software to see if your PC supports Windows 11, or when you try to instal Windows 11 from a bootable flash drive or using the setup file from a mounted ISO, you'll see this error. To be compatible with Windows 11, your machine must support UEFI with Secure Boot and have TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) activated. If you installed Windows 10 using the legacy boot mode, the setup will fail to detect essential features since Windows 11 requires a UEFI Secure Boot capable system. The error This PC can't install Windows 11 because the system requirements aren't satisfied will appear. Even if your PC supports both Secure Boot and TMP 2.0, you may need to enable both manually to fix the problem. But this issue can be rectified easily. Scroll down to learn more!

How to fix this PC can’t run Windows 11 error?

There are two things that need to be done to fix this error, you can find them listed below along with the steps,

Enable Secure Boot in Windows 10

  • Save your work and close all open windows. Then turn off your computer.

  • Start pressing F2 to enter BIOS setup after restarting your computer. To enter BIOS, different laptop and PC manufacturers may utilise different function keys, such as F12, F10, F8, or Esc. 

  • Use the arrow keys to get to the Boot tab in the BIOS configuration utility. Check if Boot Mode is set to Legacy

  • To change the Boot Mode, press Enter while the Boot Mode is highlighted.

  • Choose UEFI from the options. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select UEFI, and hit Enter to select the option.

  • Next, open the Security tab.

  • Highlight the Secure Boot option using the arrow keys and hit Enter.

  • Choose Enabled to enable Secure Boot on your PC.

Once this is done, you need to enable TPM 2.0. Here’s how you can do it,

Enable TMP 2.0

  • Open the Security tab in BIOS/UEFI.

  • Select Trusted Platform Technology from the drop-down menu and press Enter.  You might see the Intel Platform Trust Technology option on Intel laptops.

  • To implement your choices, select Enabled and hit Enter.

  • Exit after saving the changes.

Once these two setups are changed, you will no longer encounter the error. Restart your PC after the changes are made and run the PC Health Checkup Tool again.

What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

Listed below are the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11,

  • 1GHz 64-bit processor

  • 4GB of RAM

  • 64 GB of storage space

  • System firmware that supports UEFI, Secure Boot capable

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.

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Windows 11 System Requirements Error: FAQs

1. When is the official release date of Windows 11?

The official release date is not out yet.

2. When was Windows 11 announced?

It was announced on June 24, 2021.

3. Is Windows 11 free for Windows 10 users?

Yes, it is free for Windows 10 users.

4. What are the minimum system requirements for Windows 11?

Listed below are the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11,

  • 1GHz 64-bit processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of storage space
  • System firmware that supports UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.
5. How to enable secure boot in Window 10?

You can enable it through the steps listed below,

  • Save your work and close all open windows. Then turn off your computer.
  • Start pressing F2 to enter BIOS setup after restarting your computer. To enter BIOS, different laptop and PC manufacturers may utilise different function keys, such as F12, F10, F8, or Esc. 
  • Use the arrow keys to get to the Boot tab in the BIOS configuration utility. Check if Boot Mode is set to Legacy
  • To change the Boot Mode, press Enter while the Boot Mode is highlighted.
  • Choose UEFI from the options. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select UEFI, and hit Enter to select the option.
  • Next, open the Security tab.
  • Highlight the Secure Boot option using the arrow keys and hit Enter.
  • Choose Enabled to enable Secure Boot on your PC.
6. How to enable TMP 2.0 in Windows 10?

Here's how you can enable it,

  • Open the Security tab in BIOS/UEFI.
  • Select Trusted Platform Technology from the drop-down menu and press Enter.  You might see the Intel Platform Trust Technology option on Intel laptops.
  • To implement your choices, select Enabled and hit Enter.
  • Exit after saving the changes.
7. Who is the current CEO of Microsoft?

Satya Nadella is the CEO.