Software Update: WhyNotWin11 2.3.1

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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. comes with the following changes:

  • Improved GPT check
  • Improved Icon Quality
  • Minor Text Improvements
  • Minor Code Improvements
  • Updated “OK” to Checkmark
  • Added Basic Theming Support
  • Fixes Pentium Gold CPU Detection
  • Fixed Crash when no Boot Devices Found
  • Fixes Odd Issues with 8.1 Color Detection
  • Added Basic Descriptions and Fixes for Items
  • Fixes Alert for those running Windows 11 or Linux
  • Improved Uncompiled File Structure for Easier Understanding
  • Fixes Misspelling from Microsoft’s OWN Supported Intel Processor List

Note: and 2.3.1 are to be considered Security Patches. If you are on an older build, please update. please see Vulnerability Disclosure 07 09 2021 for more details.

Version number 2.3.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website WhyNotWin11
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License type Freeware
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