Microsoft has already released an app called PC Health Check to help enthusiasts determine whether their PCs are capable of running Windows 11 or not. Users who are looking for a greater level of specificity can check out a new tool called WhyNotWin11, which provides additional insight on what hardware components they might need to upgrade or settings that should be changed in order to get their systems ready for the upcoming operating system. Developed by Robert C. Maehl, WhyNotWin11 is available for download on GitHub.
WhyNotWin11 goes down the list of each of these Windows 11 requirements. They’re clearly marked as red if it’s going to be a blocker, and green if you’re good to go. As you can see from the image above, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor is marked in yellow. The chip isn’t on the supported processor list, but there’s still some debate about if that list will actually block you from getting Windows 11.