If you are running Windows 10 and want to see if your current PC meets the requirements for Windows 11 then in this article we will present you a download that may help.
This tool is called WhyNotWin11 and is written in autoIt and compiled as an executable, handy if you are inquisitive like myself and want to see what it does or you are being security conscious
It has the following requirements
|OS||Windows 8.1||Latest Windows 10 Build|
|CPU||32-bit Single Core||64-bit Dual Core or Higher|
|RAM (Memory)||40MB Free||100MB Free|
|Disk (Storage)||5MB Free||100MB Free|
|Limitations||DirectX 12 Check Inaccurate||None|
The tool can be forced to run on Unsupported Systems using the
/force parameter, but there is no support for this.
Download and Install
Simply visit the page at https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11/releases
Now select the download you require of the latest version of the tool, I selected the WhyNotWin11.exe one
There are a few command line options
Command Line Switches
Below are the available command line switches and their details:
|Exports requirement check results to a file of a certain format:
* CSV: Comma Separated Values, will append without headers to an existing file if one exists.
* TXT: Plain Text File, will always overwrite existing files
|–||Ignores any OS Environment Incompatibilities, useful for WinPE and other Environments|
|–||Displays a help dialog, then exits. Can NOT be used with any other switch|
|–||Does not display the GUI but still runs checks and returns an Exit Code. Exit Code can be obtained using:
|* buildtype (optional)||Downloads the latest of a specified build:
* Release: Default if no buildtype is specified
* Dev: Latest version automatically compiled based on github commits.
When I run this on one of my Windows 10 PC I saw the following result