Instructions for using Windows PC Health Check, check whether the computer can install Windows 11 or not

During the recent event, Microsoft officially launched Windows 11 . For the convenience of users, the software giant also launched a tool to help users check whether the computer is eligible to install Windows 11 or not.

This tool is called Windows PC Health Check and Microsoft allows users to download it for free. How to use this tool is as follows:

Step 1: Click here to download the Windows PC Health Check tool

Step 2: After the download is complete, double-click the WindowsPCHealthCheckSetup.msi file to run the installer.


Step 3: Check the line I accept the terms in the License Agreement and then click Install

Step 4: You wait for completion of the installation process and click Finish to open the Windows PC Health Check up

Step 5: This is the interface of Windows PC Health Check , you can see basic information of the computer in the left sidebar. In the right sidebar there are options such as check if your computer can run Windows 11, backup and sync options, check for Windows updates, storage status and login time information.

Step 6: To check if the machine is eligible to run Windows 11 or not, click the Check now button with a blue background

After pressing the button, the results will appear almost immediately. However, according to Quantrimang, the results that this tool gives are not very accurate when the configuration as shown in the picture is still not eligible to install Windows 11.

If you are eligible to install Windows 11, you will receive a message like this:

Why are computers with terrible configurations still being told that they cannot run Windows 11?

In fact, Microsoft has been a bit "tricky" in this regard. On the Windows 11 introduction page, the software giant states that the minimum configuration to run Windows 11 is to have TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0. This new version of TPM has just been released, so most computers released before 2017 will not have it.

Windows 11 configuration information on Microsoft's internal siteWindows 11 configuration information on Microsoft's internal site

However, on its internal site, Microsoft divides the minimum configuration to install Windows 11 into 2 floors, Hard Floor and Soft Floor. Devices that do not meet Hard Floor will not be able to install and update to Windows 11. Meanwhile, computers that do not meet Soft Floor will be advised not to install or update but can still install , update normally.

In the Hard Floor section, the requirement to install Windows 11 is only the TMP 1.2 feature combined with SecureBootCapable. TPM 2.0 requirements are in the Soft Floor section.

It seems that the Windows PC Health Check tool checks the user's computer against the TPM 2.0 standard and falsely reports to the user. This makes a lot of people complain that even though they own a computer with a terrible configuration, they are still not eligible to install Windows 11. Some people even successfully install Windows 11 (dev version) but when running Windows PC Health Check still got the "Can't run Windows 11" message.

Computers running Windows 11 are still told that they cannot run Windows 11. Photo provided by readers on fanpage Quantrimang fanpageComputers running Windows 11 are still told that they cannot run Windows 11. Photo provided by readers on fanpage Quantrimang fanpage

Hopefully Microsoft will soon have a correction so that the information about the ability to install Windows 11 becomes clearer. We will also add the article as soon as there is an update from Microsoft.

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