Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool scans your PC to see if it meets the system requirements for Windows 11. It checks your system type, Windows version, processor, and much more. The tool also scans for gaming features, like Auto HDR and DirectStorage.
ByteJams developed the tool for compatibility with Windows 10, and you can download it free in English. Other tools you can consider are Windows 11 Compatibility Check or Ashampoo Windows 11 Compatibility Check.
Specifications it checks
The tool first checks your system type to see if it has an x64or x86 processor and a 32-bit or 64-bit system. Then it looks at your Windows version to see if you can upgrade it to Windows 11. It verifies if you have a two-core processor and runs at 1GHz or more.
It also checks for processing features, like PAE, NX, SSE4.1, CMPXCHG16B, LAHF, PrefetchW, and Virtualization-Based Security. The tool does this by reviewing feature bits reported by the processor.
The Requirements Check Tool also looks for if you have more than 4 GB physical memory installed and more than 65 GB storage available in the system volume. The BIOS scan will return a warning if your PC uses legacy firmware to boot.
If the manufacturer has formatted your system as MBR and it can’t support Secure Boot, the item will turn red. You may get an orange warning if your system supports it, but the feature is currently unavailable. The tool also confirms if you have the TMP 2.0 Security Processor installed.
It also checks that you have at least a 9” display with support for resolutions of 720p and higher. The tool scans your installed drivers and verifies graphic card support for DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0.
Check for compatibility
Windows 11 Requirement Check scans your current operating system and hardware to check if you can upgrade your PC to Windows 11. Another benefit of this tool is that it also examines features that gamers need, like AutoHDR and DirectStorage. The user interface is simple enough even for beginners to use and shows results for each item as green if supported, or orange or red for warnings.
The developer has updated Direct Storage to detect separate NVMe disks for gaming and improved the Windows version scan to display the correct build number.