Challenges of Windows 10 to Windows 11 upgrade

Windows 11 challenges coming with older pc. These challenges of Windows 10 to Windows 11 upgrade can be rectified. Let’s move ahead step by step knowledge base in this article. Check your health to go live a healthy long life. In the same pretext we needs to check our PC health.

Hardware requirement for Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 will not working like older operating system, now needs to know the basic requirements for Windows 11 upgrade. Challenges of Windows 10 to windows 11 is not easy to handle.

System Requirement for Windows 11
Processor1 GHz or faster dual-core 64-bit processor from Intel, AMD, or QUALCOMM Snapdragon
Minimum RAM4 GB
HDD / Storage64 GB or larger
Boot Option / System firmwareUEFI, Secure Boot capable / supported
Hardware based security features (TPM)Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphic Card (GPU)Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
Display of the DeviceHigh definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.

Source: For deep drive Windows 11 Specs and System Requirements | Microsoft

Download Document to know the Minimum Hardware requirement for Windows 10 to 11 upgrade

If you want to deep drive to understand the overall requirements for Windows 11. You must read and Download Minimum Hardware requirements PDF file for deep understanding for windows 11 upgrade prerequisite.

How to check is your pc eligible for Windows 11 upgrade / installation?

How to check If the PC compatible for Windows 11 upgrade?

Microsoft have a tool to check the Desktop / Laptop health. This tool name is PC health check tool

PC Health checkup identify challenges of Windows 10 to Windows 11 upgrade

PC Health Tool

PC Health check up tool help us to check prerequire hardware requirement for Windows 11. Let’s check if this PC meets the system requirements. If it does, you can get the free upgrade for Windows 11.

“This Pc doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 System hardware prerequisite”

Now How to enable Secure Boot?

This PC must support secure boot.

When the Pc getting restart / booting that time repeat pressing the BIOS access keys. These key could be differ based on PC model. Usually, Function keys are required (F1, F2, F10, Esc etc.). Just do google ‘bios key for Lenovo ThinkPad’.

Start by going to the boot or security settings page (as needed).

BIOS screen to check Secure boot option

Press Enter after selecting the Secure Boot option.

Press Enter after selecting the Enabled option.

As per Windows 11 that Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 are mandatory, already clearly indication that this Operating System can only be installed on UEFI mode.

After making the above changes save and restart you pc.

Secure Boot option will support you to install Windows 11 smoothly.

TPM 2.0 must be supported and enabled on this PC

This option is must to enable for Installation/upgrade of Windows 11. From today to back till 5 years all the machines have option to Run TPM 2.0. Security is the concern of new era that is why TPM 2.0 is mandatory for Windows 11. For including Windows Hello for identity protection, Password policy and BitLocker for data protection TPM 2.0 must be supported and enabled on the pc.

How to enable TPM for Windows 11 installation?

To enable TPM, these settings are managed via the UEFI BIOS (PC firmware) and vary based on your device. You can access these settings by choosing: Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Restart now.

From the next screen, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings > Restart to make the changes. These settings are sometimes contained in a sub-menu in the UEFI BIOS labeled Advanced, Security, or Trusted Computing. The option to enable the TPM may be labeled Security Device, Security Device Support, TPM State, AMD fTPM switch, AMD PSP fTPM, Intel PTT, or Intel Platform Trust Technology.

The TPM is ready for use
Run – tpm.msc to check the TPM is ready for use

Source: Enable TPM 2.0 on your PC (microsoft.com)

Lenovo Website updates about TPM 2.0 for Windows 11

  • TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. This is a chip that is installed on the motherboard that is used to provide tamper-proof security-related functions.
  • Passwords, certificates, or encryption keys are stored on the chip preventing access to this sensitive data from hackers or software-based attacks.
  • TPM provides a hardware layer of security to protect your data. The sensitive data is stored on a physical chip which is separate from the software on the hard drive.
  • All Lenovo Computers purchased in 2018 or later have a TPM chip installed. If unsure of when the computer was purchased follow the directions below

The Processor isn’t currently supported for Windows 11

To check the list of Processor supports Windows 11 Installation and upgrade as follows:

  • Windows 11 Support AMD Processor :

Windows processor requirements Windows 11 supported AMD processors | Microsoft Docs

  • Intel list of supported processor for Windows 11

The Windows processor requirements Windows 11 supported Intel processors | Microsoft Docs

  • OS Windows 11 supports Qualcomm (Snapdragon) processor:

Microsoft Windows processor requirements Windows 11 supported Qualcomm processors | Microsoft Docs

Even we checked in our own machine where we have Intel Core i5 processor. Even windows 11 is not compatible for Windows 11 upgrades.

An Introduction of Windows 11

Must watch the video and feature preview of Windows 11  and download Windows 11

Upgrade to the New Windows 11 OS | Microsoft

Download ISO Setup file of Windows 11

Microsoft given three options to create windows 11 boot media for OS Installation. Choose the best one suites your requirements. For Windows upgrade you have to wait for auto pop notification in your PC. Even you have option to download Latest windows 11 installation file for upgrade. But before going to upgrade Windows 10 to 11 make sure your Windows 10 build is up to date.

What is New in Windows 11

  • New interface and several features looks and feel
  • Getting first big update of Windows after 5 years
  • Windows 11 is free available for Windows 10 users (not check compatibility)
  • Windows 10 support get end by 2025
  • This Os allows Android app integration

Conclusion:

Windows is the biggest target today for hackers worldwide. And numbers of Desktop/Laptop users of Windows operating systems is massive. PC means business, business means security. That’s is why now Microsoft Windows 11 comes with full features graphics and security. Security for windows will not sufficient that’s why now Windows insist us to use fully equipped hardware for your daily business pc.

Times is gone that 10 years old machine will run with latest Operating systems.

‘Get update be updated’ just like Apple devices.

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