Windows 11 is Microsoft’s most recent edition of Windows, launched in 2021. If you are currently using Windows 10 or another Microsoft-supported Windows version, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. However, customers have reported seeing a “This PC can’t run Windows 11” issue while installing or upgrading to Windows 11.
Check that your PC meets the minimum requirements for Windows 11. If your computer has outdated hardware, it will be incompatible with the new operating system. The following are the minimum system requirements:
- A modern 64-bit CPU with a clock speed of 1GHz and at least two cores.
- 4GB of RAM and 64GB UEFI drive with Secure Boot capability
- 9-inch display with a minimum resolution of 1366 x 768 and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 or newer
- With the WDDM 2.0 driver, it is compatible with DirectX 12 or later.
- Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors that support Windows 11 are listed below.
So, if you’re getting the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” issue, use the procedures below to check the status of Secure boot and enable it.
- Enabling Secure Boot: Checking the Status of Secure Boot
Step 1: Use Windows search to find msinfo32 and then select the first result. System Information will be shown.
Step 2: Look for BIOS Mode and Secure Boot State in the System Summary section.
If your Secure Boot is off and your BIOS Mode is set to UEFI, you must enable it on your machine.
Secure Boot Configuration
Step 1: Navigate to Settings.
Step 2: Go to Update and Security.
Step 3: Go to the Recovery tab.
Step 4: From the “Advanced Startup” menu, select the Restart Now option.
Step 5: Choose Troubleshoot.
Step 6: Click on Advanced Options.
Step 7: Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
Step 8: Select the Restart option.
Step 9: Navigate to the boot or security settings page.
Step 10: Select Secure Boot and then press the Enter key.
Step 11: Select the Enabled option and press the Enter key once more.
Step 12: Exit the UEFI configuration. Restart the computer after you have confirmed your updated adjustments.
By following a few simple steps, you may enable secure boot on your computer. After restarting the system, perform the Windows 11 setup to verify if the error persists.