Win11SysCheck and WhyNotWin11 tell you why your PC is incompatible with Windows 11

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Win11SysCheck is an open source tool that tells you if a PC is compatible with Windows 11, and gives you the reason if it is not. It is more detailed than Microsoft’s own tool, as it lists checks and the outcomes in the interface.

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You can download a precompiled copy of Win11SysCheck form the project site. Note that you may get a SmartScreen error when you run the tool on Windows — an installation is not required. The tool is new, and that is the reason for the error. Just ignore the error and continue with the execution.

You get a DOS window in which all checks and the returned values of them are listed. In the case of my Surface Go device, Win11SysCheck confirmed that the processor is the culprit by stating (Unsupported Intel CPU detected); this gives you a clear message.



WhyNotWin11 is the second open source tool that you may run. Unlike the former, it comes with a graphical user interface and provides more details on the compatibility status.

Note that you may get a SmartScreen error as well, for the very same reason than before.

The program checks all known compatibility requirements and displays whether the machine it is run on passes the requirement. It visualizes the result of the scan using colors

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