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TL;DR
  • Microsoft has quietly re-released the Windows 11 PC Health Check app.
  • The app is designed to tell current Windows 10 PC users if their laptop or desktop can be updated to Windows 11.
  • The app’s release comes just two weeks before the official launch of Windows 11.

If you own a Windows 10 laptop or desktop, it’s now a bit easier to tell if you can upgrade your hardware to run Windows 11. Just two weeks before Windows 11 officially launches on October 5, Microsoft has now re-launched its PC Health Check app.

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The app is apparently available to anyone who wants to download and use it, according to XDA-Developers. Microsoft previously released a version of the app to members of its Windows Insiders testing problem earlier this summer, but later pulled it from circulation. There are three versions of the app you can download: one for 64-bit Windows PCs, one for both 32-bit Windows PCs and ARM-based PCs, and finally one for Windows 10 for S mode PCs.

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The app will let you know if your Windows 10 PC’s processor, graphics card, and other hardware are compatible with the update to Windows 11. Microsoft has previously said that users will need to have at least an 8th-gen Intel CPU (or a handful of 7th-gen models), or a Zen 2 AMD CPU inside your PC to update to Windows 11 via the standard online Windows Update method. It will also require at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Finally, it must support UEFI secure boot and TPM 2.0.

Microsoft has already stated that if your PC’s CPU technically doesn’t support the upgrade, you can still force it to accept Windows 11 by installing it via an ISO file. It has to have a 64-bit CPU (no 32-bit CPUs allowed) with at least 1GHz of clock speed, along with the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage requirements.

You can download the Windows 11 PC Health Check app at the link below.