By Dervish / Last update December 29, 2021

Not long ago, Microsoft officially released the Windows 11 operating system. In addition to some changes in the system interface, it also added support for Android applications. It can be said that there are still many improvements. However, not all computers can be upgraded to Windows 11. Microsoft has put forward the following two requirements for computer hardware.

1. The computer must have TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module)

TPM 2.0 is a security chip used to store keys. Windows systems must use this chip to implement device encryption, advanced BitLocker encryption and other security functions. Microsoft requires that computers that upgrade the Windows 11 operating system must have a TPM 2.0 chip to ensure computer data security.

How do we know if our computer has a TPM 2.0 chip? Move the mouse to "This Computer", right-click and select "Manage", select "Device Manager" on the left, and then enter "Security Devices" on the right. If "Trusted Platform Module 2.0" appears, it means that the computer has TPM 2.0 chip.

If the computer does not have a TPM 2.0 chip, you can bypass the detection of the TPM 2.0 chip by the Windows 11 system image by installing a TPM 2.0 chip (such as device support), modifying the registry, and modifying the Windows 11 ISO image.

2. Processor model restrictions

If the limitations of the TPM 2.0 chip can be solved by some means, then there is really no way to limit the processor model. Currently, Microsoft’s minimum processor requirements for Windows 11 systems are Intel’s 8th generation processors, AMD Zen 2, Qualcomm 7 and 8 series and above devices. In other words, Microsoft gave up support for Intel's 7th generation and lower processors.

However, Microsoft said today that Microsoft is working with OEMs to test the stability of Windows 11 systems on Intel 7th generation and AMD Zen 1 devices.

Microsoft has officially released a detection tool through which we can check whether our computer meets the minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11. After entering Microsoft's official website, you can see the Windows 11 banner. After clicking "Learn More", you can enter the Windows 11 column, which describes the minimum system requirements.

Under the "How do I know if the Windows 10 computer I am using now meets the hardware requirements of Windows 11?", find "Download and run the computer health check application", click and download and install the application.

After the installation is complete and enter the software, you can find the label "Introduced by Windows 11". After clicking, the software will automatically determine whether the computer supports the installation of Windows 11. The author’s computer is equipped with Intel’s 8th generation Core i5 processor and has a TPM 2.0 chip. After software testing, it supports the upgrade of Windows 11 system.

If your computer is equipped with Intel's 8th generation and above processors and equipped with a TPM 2.0 chip, and it is detected that the Windows 11 system still cannot be upgraded, you need to enter the BIOS to enable the TPM 2.0 function.

Restart the computer and continuously press the "Delete" key on the keyboard to enter the BIOS during the boot process (different brands of computers use different keys to enter the BIOS), find the "TPM Device Selection" option, select "Enable firmware TPM", and click the keyboard "F10" "Button to save, restart to complete the settings, as long as the computer's processor meets the requirements, and the system startup mode is UEFI, you can directly upgrade after the Windows 11 system is pushed.