Download WhyNotWin11 2.2.4

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Microsoft recently announced that Windows 11 will be released at the end of this year. The new Windows has certain system requirements and Microsoft has a unclear tool that indicates whether the computer complies or not. Developer Robert C. Maehl has created a program called WhyNotWin11 that makes all this much more insightful. WhyNotWin11 is open source and a single executable, so no installation is required. By the way, be careful with the website, it is not from the maker himself. Below is the changelog of the last few versions, all released in the last 48 hours.

2.2.4 comes with the following changes:

  • Minor Banner Improvements
  • Fix Broken 2.2.3 Build Release
  • Change CPU failure to ? instead of !

2.2.3 comes with the following changes:

  • Added warning
  • Improved WDDM2 Detection More (credit @famo000)
  • Fixed Edge Case with ~64GB of Storage
  • Fixed Server 2008 Memory Reporting Issue
  • Fixed Blank Boot Methods Reporting as OK (sorry Linux/VM peeps)

2.2.2 comes with the following changes:

  • Added Banner
  • Added Social Icons (GitHub, PayPal, Discord, LTT)
  • Fixed Remaining High Contrast Bugs
  • Fixed SQ1/SQ2 Listed as Incompatible
  • Fixed Some AMD Mobile Processor Detection (See Below for Backporting List)
  • Added More Attempted WDDM Detection Fixes (DXDIAG WHY)
  • Fixed the Last CPU of Each Compatibility List Not Being Marked as Compatible (See Below for Backporting List)

2.2.1 comes with the following changes:

  • Fixes Compatibility Misspelling (Credit @DigitalfoxPT)
  • Adds x86 Build (Those on x86 will Fail OS Architecture Check)
  • Fixed Pentium Gold Processor Detection (See Below for Backporting List)
  • Fixes WDDM Detection for a Small Number of People Running Bleeding Edge GPUs

2.2.0 comes with the following changes:

  • Minor Text Improvements (Credit @htcfreek)
  • Added WDDM2 Detection
  • Minor Layout Improvements (Credit @htcfreek)
  • Improved DirectX12 Detection (Credit @micwoj92)
  • Added Ability to Drag Window
  • Improved CPU Name Checking
  • Added Multi-Processor Support (Credit @nomatter2k)
  • Added OS Architecture Detection
  • Improved OS Architecture Reporting
  • Added Backup RAM Detection Check
  • Added CPU Name Checking Qualcomm
  • Added High Contrast Mode Compatibility (Credit @namazso)
  • Improved GPT Detection on Long Disk names (Credit @InvisibleUp)
  • Set Window Title to be ClearType Anti-Aliased
  • Changed TPM 1.2 to Failing per Recent MS Changes
  • Improved Secure Boot Checks to Pass Compatible but Not Enabled
  • Added Not Yet Implemented Backup GPT Detection for Edge Cases

Version number 2.2.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Robert C. Maehl
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License type GPL
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