WhyNotWin11: App to validate if our PC is suitable for Windows 11

WhyNotWin11: App to validate if our PC is suitable for Windows 11

WhyNotWin11: App to validate if our PC is suitable for Windows 11

Whether we are users of GNU / Linux Operating Systems with one or more computers in standby mode Double Booting us Windows 7 or Windows 10, or because we have family, friends or clients with only Windows, It is good to know which applications can facilitate the work of verifying which computers are suitable or not, and why causes, for migrate to the new Windows 11.

Certainly, Microsoft He has his own free tool, but his own home is not always better. And if we can use free or open tools for this and any other work, on Windows, MacOS or GNU / Linux well even better. And that is precisely the case of the application called "WhyNotWin11".

TPM: A little bit of everything about Trusted Platform Module. And its use in Linux!

TPM: A little bit of everything about Trusted Platform Module. And its use in Linux!

As many technology enthusiasts already know, much of the hype about Windows 11 has to do with the mandatory nature of computers with TPM technology. For this and more, it is important to use applications that offer more details, such as "WhyNotWin11".

Therefore, for those who wish to deepen more about the TPM technology we will leave you immediately below, our previous publication related to this topic and others associated with reviews of similar applications, that is, of open source for Windows:

"TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a computer chip (microcontroller) that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the platform (your PC or laptop). These artifacts can include passwords, certificates, or encryption keys." TPM: A little bit of everything about Trusted Platform Module. And its use in Linux!

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WhyNotWin11: Open Source App

WhyNotWin11: Open Source App

What is WhyNotWin11?

According to its Developer in its GitHub official site, "WhyNotWin11" It is briefly described as follows:

"It is a detection script to help identify why your PC is not ready for Windows 11 version."

That is "WhyNotWin11" is an open source software tool (application) that allows us to check if our computer (desktop or laptop) can run Windows 11 or not. With the difference, with respect to the Microsoft Health Check Tool (PC Health Check), that provides more precise information on why a computer may or may not run Windows 11.

And for this, it scans the equipment and tells us why Windows 11 is not supported, giving us a list of all the system hardware where there is a problem.


Among the most notable features of "WhyNotWin11", which make it better than the original Microsoft, we can mention the following:

  • A better Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Check all compatibility requirements and show if your computer meets them.
  • Show the results in colors. Being the green color for "yes", the red color for "no", and the yellow color for "uncertain".
  • Checks for hardware compatibility in all areas, including CPU type, TPM version, amount of RAM, and BIOS, among other items.

Note: When a computer complies with most hardware compatible with Windows 11, most likely allows the installation of the same on it. However, "WhyNotWin11" it will help many to fix the detected hardware details, which are not supported.

More useful information


For download, you can access the following link and download the latest stable installer available at ".exe" format. He is currently going for his stable version number, which was released a few days ago.

Installation and use

Once the installer is downloaded, in my real use case, just run the app and wait for it to load until all your interface settings were fully updated.

Screen shots

And this was the result of using "WhyNotWin11" on my computer. Which in short, quite possibly is not suitable to be migrated to Windows 11.

WhyNotWin11: Screenshot

Although, in my particular case I don't care at all, since 99% of my time on the computer I spend perfectly well on GNU / Linux, using and developing my own MX Linux 19 respin called Miracles. Also, my computer has a much higher performance in every way with GNU / Linux what with Windows 10.

So: "Windows 11 do not dress you are not going".

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We hope this "useful little post" about this interesting open source app call «WhyNotWin11», which aims facilitate hardware and software testing of our computers to know if it is suitable or not to be able to install Windows 11; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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