Ready or Not – Here comes Windows 11

The final version of Windows 11 will begin rolling out to home users on October 5. Let’s go over the basics about the latest operating system once again.

What will it cost? Eligible Windows 10 devices can upgrade to Windows 11 at no charge.

Can my PC upgrade? Here are the minimum requirements to upgrade:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Display: Larger than 9” with HD Resolution (720p)

Microsoft account and internet connectivity are required for setup for Windows 11 Home. If your device can’t upgrade to Windows 11, Windows 10 is supported through 2025.

Here’s how you can check if your device has TPM:

Here’s a way to check if your PC has TPM. Press the Windows key +R to open the Run menu. Type in: tpm.msc and hit OK.

This window will open.

If TPM is enabled, you’ll see a positive status.

If not, you may see an error that says “Compatible TPM cannot be found.” That doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t have TPM. You may need to enable it on your device. Contact your system’s manufacturer to learn how to turn it on in the BIOS.

One thought on “Ready or Not – Here comes Windows 11

  1. Cyn, when I tried executing tpm.msc, I got a message that I needed to be executing as an administrator. I shifted over to that account and all was fine. However, I could not find a way to start ‘Run’ as an administrator from my standard user account. Is there a way to do that? I have started many programs by right-clicking to get the choice of ‘Run as administrator.’ THANKS for all your good reporting!

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