Right this moment, Microsoft formally reinstated its PC Well being Examine app for anybody to obtain, letting you simply see whether or not your laptop is prepared for Home windows 11 forward of its October fifth debut. (The corporate had beforehand eliminated the app as a result of it was considerably deceptive, and when a extra strong model returned in late August, it was solely obtainable to Home windows Insiders.) You will discover the app on the very backside of this page in case you scroll down, or click here in case you don’t thoughts direct downloads.
However in some methods, the brand new PC Well being Examine app is nonetheless deceptive as a result of it suggests my completely good Seventh-gen Core i7 desktop gaming PC isn’t prepared for Home windows 11, although I’ve already put in Home windows 11 and am operating it with no main points. Actually, I took this screenshot of my system that “doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements” from inside Home windows 11 — a beta model that’s only a stone’s throw away from remaining.
It is a long-winded approach of claiming what Microsoft revealed to us in August: Home windows 11 is not going to block PCs with older CPUs from putting in Home windows 11 simply because these CPUs aren’t on its whitelist.
As a substitute, Microsoft is reserving the fitting to disclaim you Home windows Updates, as much as and together with safety updates, if these CPUs turn into an issue down the road. That brings me to the waiver.
Once I not too long ago tried to improve my system to the Home windows 11 beta, the installer popped up an uncommon message: a press-button-to-accept acknowledgment that my PC would “no longer be supported” and that I’d even be voiding my PC’s guarantee if I have been to proceed.
I’ve requested Microsoft for extra info on the waiver however haven’t heard again but. I’ll let you understand what we hear.
The PC Well being Examine app is helpful in case you aren’t positive about a few of the different Home windows 11 necessities, notably ones which may make you dig into your BIOS to show in your TPM 2.0 module or Safe Boot — issues that your system would possibly completely have already got and are pretty simple to change on however are sometimes turned off by default.
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