Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool is a new portable program for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 computers that verifies that your computer’s hardware components meet the system requirements for the Windows 11 operating system.
The Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool program offers an excellent possible quick check if your PC is compatible with Windows 11. The main difference between the tool and the official PC Health Check application or third-party Win11SysCheck or WhyNotWin11 applications is that it provides detailed information about compatibility issues.
Many tools identify the processor model and manufacturer and compare this data with Microsoft compatibility lists for AMD, Intel, and ARM processors.
Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool isn’t just that. The utility checks the current requirements for processors and returns the result to the user.
In addition to the number of cores and clock speed, the program checks the following characteristics and instructions of the processor:
- PAE (Physical Address Extension)
- NX (No-eXecute)
- SSE4.1 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1)
- LAHF (loading the contents of the FLAGS register into the AH register)
- SAHF (writing AH contents to the FLAGS register)
- Virtualization-Based Security (VBS)
Similarly, the program checks for the presence of a security chip and support for Secure Boot. In the case of Secure Boot, the tool tells you whether its device supports it and the current status is enabled or disabled. In the case of the TPM, the TPM 2.0 security processor is checked.
The application also performs two functional checks. The first check determines whether the connected monitors support High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. AutoHDR is a new feature that Microsoft is bringing to Windows 11 to improve the quality of graphics in games.
The second test verifies that the memory controller of the system disk and the shader model of the video card meets the requirements of DirectStorage. DirectStorage is another new feature designed for gamers that promise to improve the game’s load time. The program displays a link to a help page with more information about the feature.
Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool provides the user with additional information about the compatibility of their systems with Windows 11. The program can even tell you when the feature is supported but not activated. Its features will be enough for most users to know whether their PC is compatible with Windows 11 or not.