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Can't Upgrade to Windows 11?

Want to upgrade to Windows 11, but Microsoft keeps tech blocking you? Here's how to find out why:

Windows 11 has some pretty hefty system requirements, which include

  • CPU: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)

  • RAM: 4GB

  • Storage: 64GB of larger

  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable

  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0

  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver

  • Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel

  • Internet: Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete device setup on first use.

If your machine does not meet these specifications, Microsoft will kibosh the upgrade. Not sure what your computer's stats are? Use the Microsoft PC Health Check app to find out what's not making the cut. At the very least, you should have a recent CPU and TPM 2.0 support to ensure Windows 11 runs securely. You may have to enable TPM 2.0 in your BIOS if you have a computer that's between 5 and 10 years old.

If you need some help checking your computer's stats, or your PC doesn't meet the minimum requirements, we can help! Come see us in-store at 1257 Marine Drive in North Vancouver or give us a call at 604-986-7680.

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