A lot has been said and written about compatibility requirements for Microsoft’s new Windows 11 platform. Millions of machines are shut out from the upgrade, sometimes for the smallest reasons. However, it seems some users with a compatible device are also not able to access Windows 11 through the Windows Update page.
Specifically, they are seeing the error message “This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11”.
Microsoft has confirmed the bug and it seems to from a tool the company built into Windows Update. That feature tells users if their device is compatible with messages like “this PC can run Windows 11”. This happens before the user initiates the update.
It is not as thorough as the PC Health Check app, which gives a complete overview of a PC’s compatibility, but it is more convenient. Well, it would be if it wasn’t currently flagging some legitimate PCs as incompatible.
It seems this problem is happening to a number of users looking to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. The bug is currently reported in the Feedback Hub:
PC Health Check says that PC can run Windows 11. But Windows Update still says that “this PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11”. Restart and Check for Updates do not help.
Microsoft says it is aware of the problem and is working on a fix.
Microsoft’s requirements including TPM 2.0 and 4GB of RAM, but also a GPU compatible with DirectX 12 or newer, UEFI secure boot, a WDDM 2.0 diver, and CPU stipulations. Microsoft also says these requirements also reflect on virtual machine installations.
While Microsoft is taking a strict approach to Windows 11 compatibility, it is possible to install the platform without TPM 2.0. We show you numerous ways to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 in our complete tutorial.
Here you can see how to Install Windows 11 Without TPM, how to How to Auto-Create a Windows 11-ISO without TPM-Check for Installation, and how to Upgrade to Windows 11 with Unsupported CPU / TPM 1.2.
As we expect with a major platform launch, Windows 11 is currently experiencing a few bugs. Among them performance issues caused by VBS on compatible CPUs, and some users seeing the Windows 10 task bar on the Windows 11 desktop.
Tip of the day: If you have an HP, Dell, or Lenovo touchscreen PC, you’ll probably want to enable or disable it at various times. Unfortunately, however, many Windows 10 touch screen laptops don’t make this easy.
Thankfully, through some tweaks, you can turn off the touch screen no matter your device. In our tutorial, we show you how to disable a touchscreen on Windows 10. We’ll also show you to enable it if you wish, which may help if your HP laptop touch screen is not working, the touch screen is not working on your Lenovo laptop, or you’re having problems with any other brand.