If your PC is running Windows 10, but after running the tool PC integrity check (PC Health Check) from Microsoft, you will see the message This PC cannot run Windows 11, even while it meets the requirements of Windows 11 system, then this article will most definitely help you remedy the problem.
Microsoft’s tool tests various technical points before posting its verdict without giving many details: type of microprocessor, memory capacity, available disk space, etc.
But this is not enough. Even a newer, powerful computer can fail tests due to an incorrect BIOS setting.
My PC is running Windows 10, but cannot run Windows 11 even though it meets Microsoft technical requirements
You need a TPM 2.0 chip and enabling Secure Boot in UEFI (BIOS). Most mobos (motherboards) offer fTPM 1.2 as a minimum, which will also work with Windows 11 according to Microsoft documents.
fTPM is a type of TPM that is implemented in the system firmware instead of using a dedicated chip. AMD Ryzen (AGESA) BIOS code offers fTPM 2.0. But this option is rarely activated in the BIOS, hence the error message concerning the compatibility of the computer with Windows 11.
If Secure Boot and TPM are disabled, this error message is displayed.
This PC cannot run Windows 11
To correct this error, you need to enable TPM and Secure Boot in UEFI / BIOS. To enable TPM and Secure Boot in UEFI on Windows 11:
- Restart your PC.
- During start-up, you must press the key provided for this purpose (Delete, F10…), To be able to enter BIOS / UEFI settings.
- Go to the tab Security, Boot or Authentication depending on your BIOS.
- Locate the setting for Secure Boot and activate it.
- Then locate the parameter for TPM State and activate it.
- If you see an option AMD CPU fTPM or Intel Platform Trust Technology (IPTT), you should also make sure it is enabled in UEFI-BIOS.
- Save and exit.
- Your PC will restart.
All that remains is to verify that your computer is compatible with Windows 11.
This PC can run Windows 11
Relaunch the tool PC integrity check (PC Health Check).
This is the same PC that we tested previously, but now after changing a setting in BIOS, it is now compatible with Windows 11.