If until less than a week ago there was no official Microsoft tool to check the compatibility with Windows 11 of our systems, it seems that after what we think is the last addition of compatible hardware to the list, now it is time to provide access to this information to all Windows 10 users. Time passes very quickly, and before we know it we are already in October, the month in which the deployment of the operating system is expected to begin.
So, if just yesterday we told you that PC Health Check is back (although for now only for insiders), today we can read in Windows Latest that this information will also be added to Windows Update, the Windows 10 function that you access to see the available updates and to decide whether you want to apply them or not. Soon, in addition to this information, you will be told if your system is compatible with Windows 11 and, one can imagine, after the launch of the operating system you will be offered the possibility to upgrade from there.
At the moment this informative section is only shown to the insiders of the preliminary version channel of Windows, that is to say, the only one in which development versions (although quite advanced, yes) of Windows 1o are still maintained. Remember that, as we told you a few days ago, both the development channel and the beta channel are already in Windows 11. So if, for example, you want to try Sun Valley before the majority, you should opt for the preliminary version channel, which is precisely where this new feature of Windows Update is located.
In this information, unlike what we can see with PC Health Check, we will not see the detailed list of technical specifications, only a message indicating whether or not we meet the conditions necessary to upgrade to Windows 11 and, yes, also a message in which we indicate that some of the functions that we have in Windows 10 will not be in Windows 11.
Microsoft has put itself in a complicated position, with the minimum requirements for upgrading to Windows 11. So much so that, in the end, it has had to backtrack and accept the installation of Windows 11 on virtually any PC, although it will be with some limitations that are not yet entirely clear. However, and understandably so, it intends that the upgrade through Windows Update will be the majority of users’ way of leaping.