Windows 11: Microsoft removes its PC Health Check app, but you can still see if your device is compatible

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CNET 29 June, 2021 - 01:51pm 49 views

How do I get Windows 11?

Most users will go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking Check for Updates. If available, you'll see Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install. CNETWindows 11: Price, compatibility, release date and features for Microsoft's big new update

When will Windows 11 roll out?

Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year. CRNMicrosoft: Windows 10 Update To Windows 11 Not Until Next Year

Does Windows 11 require TPM?

Windows 11 will only run on PCs that have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which are chips built into the PC in order to protect sensitive data, like encryption keys. LivemintWhy Windows 11 requires TPM chips

What is a TPM chip?

TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a hardware chip that is integrated into CPUs and motherboards. The chip essentially offers a hardware level barricade, instead of just software based segregation of accessible data on your PC. News18Windows 11 Upgrade: What is the TPM Chip That Has Caused So Much Confusion for All?

If the $1,099 iMac was a PC, it wouldn’t be able to upgrade to Windows 11

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For example, the Surface Go, which launched in August 2018, won’t be able to get an upgrade to Windows 11 when it lands later this year. That’s mostly due to Microsoft’s requirement that Windows 11 machines have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip, which only began shipping in 2018. But Microsoft also has dropped support for seventh-gen Intel processors, which were sold until just a few years ago.

To put that in perspective, Apple is supporting Macs going back to 2014 when macOS 12 Monterey ships this fall. Want more perspective? The 21.5-inch iMac, which you can currently buy for $1,099 through Apple, wouldn’t be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Of course, Apple also doesn’t support TMP 2.0 and it runs a completely different OS, but even the Intel processor is too far out of date for Windows 11. It shines a harsh light on just how old the 21.5-inch iMac is.

The 21.5-inch iMac was last updated in 2017 with a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, yet Apple continues to sell it. It’s by far the most outdated Mac still sold and really isn’t worth the price Apple is charging. We recommend upgrading to the 24-inch iMac instead or checking out an M1 MacBook Air, which has a smaller screen but a much faster processor for $100 less. But if you really want one, at least you’ll be able to update it to macOS Monterey in the fall, albeit without some of its best features.

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