Microsoft can’t seem to get Windows 10 right, and maybe now we know the reason: because they just announced Windows 11!
Coming sometime around the end of this year, Windows 11 promises to be everything Win 10 is not.
There’s only one problem: Everyone is claiming (including MS) that you’ll need a super-modern puter to run it. In this vid, I take a look at Windows 11 and its system requirements. I also review past Windows releases, and how each time, the same thing happened.
In short, YES, your computer will run Windows 11 just fine! Nothing to see here…
1:14 Windows 11 Intro
2:40 Android Apps
3:50 System Requirements
4:20 TPM 1.2 or 2.0?
5:50 PC Health Check App
6:50 So what is TPM?!
8:25 History of Windows ‘Requirements’
10:18 Enable TPM
13:30 Enable UEFI + Secure Boot
16:23 Do you actually WANT Windows 11?!
Links mentioned in the vid
- Windows 11 Intro
- Compatibility requirements for Win 11
- TPM fun
- My guide on how to Convert your Windows 10 boot drive from MBR to GPT
That’s all, folks!
Convert to GPT: If it validates okay, you’re good to go. If not, stop because their is a problem.
Then what should I do?
I would run a full disk check with:
chkdsk /f C:
If it doesn’t find anything, try the disk checking tool from the hard drive vendor (like Seagate’s Seatools).
I suppose there could be some problem with the partition or some data on it.
If chkdsk finds nothing and the drive is okay, well… I suppose I’d just wait until next time there’s a big Windows upgrade, back everything up, and wipe everything and re-install – this time with GPT/UEFI.
I know its early in this game, but i think i will be dead in the water when W11 comes around. I use older stuff because i want to dual boot with XP as my alternate OS for my old legacy games of the W98 era. I have hardware i bought specifically because it will work with both W10 and XP, like a soundcard with a gameport and a GTX960. I do see that my MB GA-Z77-DS3H does have a TPM header, but XP wont boot using UEFI.