Microsoft admits error that prevents compatible PCs from receiving Windows 11 – Applications and Software – Tecnoblog

If you were upgrading to Windows 11 and, despite having a compatible machine, you received an error message saying that your PC does not meet the minimum requirements, be aware that you are not the only one. Microsoft has recognized that this error exists and has been affecting some users.

Notebook with Windows 11 (image: disclosure/Microsoft)

The problem happens when trying to make the migration through the Windows 10 updates feature itself. The tool is able to assess whether the equipment has the necessary specifications to run the new version of the operating system. Thus, the user would not need to download diagnostic tools to confirm whether or not to upgrade.

The problem is that this tool is misdiagnosing. She says that devices that support the update could not receive it. To the website Windows Latest, one of the users says that PC Health Check, Microsoft’s own tool to check the minimum requirements, says that the machine can receive Windows 11, but the system update says otherwise.

The problem is not widespread, and only a few users have reported such cases. However, Microsoft has confirmed that it is aware of the issue and will investigate the issue to release a fix as soon as possible.

Windows 11 Start Menu and Taskbar (Image: Playback/Microsoft)
Windows 11 Start Menu and Taskbar (Image: Playback/Microsoft)

Other ways to upgrade to Windows 11

Fortunately, it’s possible to install Windows 11 without relying on Windows 10 auto-updating — and you can see every step of each of the options in our guide.

Microsoft makes an installation wizard available on its website. This is the simplest way: just download, run the program, follow the instructions and restart your machine.

Another option is to create an installation media — it could be a USB flash drive or a DVD. Microsoft’s page also offers this alternative, with instructions to do the entire process, from downloading the wizard to the installation itself, going through the creation of the bootable disk and settings for the computer to boot from it.

You can also download the disk image of the new version of the operating system. In this case, the user needs to open the .ISO file and run the setup.

Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)
Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)

Minimum requirements

Before proceeding with the installation, however, it’s a good idea to confirm that your computer has the necessary specifications to run Windows 11:

  • 1GHz processor with two or more 64-bit cores;
  • 4GB of RAM;
  • 64GB of storage;
  • HD screen (720p) larger than 9 inches;
  • DirectX 12 or higher compatible graphics card or graphics chip with WDDM 2.0 driver.

And what about the TPM 2.0 chip? The Trusted Platform Module is hardware that ensures system integrity and prevents access to Windows keys. In the announcement of the new version, Microsoft announced that it would be necessary for the upgrade. However, after criticism, the company backed off and released the update to everyone.

New Microsoft Store Interface on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)
New Microsoft Store Interface on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)

Visual, productivity and store news

Windows 11 brings a more modern design, with windows with rounded corners, special effects to make the experience more pleasant and some transparencies here and there. The Start Menu has been redesigned and is simpler, and now appears centralized, as are the Taskbar icons.

Windows also have various screen division schemes. Thus, the user can have quick access to the best possible way to organize the information necessary for their activities. The system was also more closely integrated with Microsoft Teams, which started to be used in the pandemic by many companies to facilitate remote work.

The Microsoft Store was also rebuilt from scratch, supports other stores and will even bring Android apps in 2022, through a partnership with Amazon. And in times of fighting between Epic and Apple over the App Store’s commission policies, the Windows 11 store will leave 100% of its revenue to developers.

With information: Windows Latest

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