The situation with Windows 11 observed today, 13 September 2021, is described in this article.
Note: based on section 5 of the official Windows 11 Minimum Hardware Requirements, Windows 11 does not apply the hardware-compliance check for virtualized instances either during setup or upgrade.
Microsoft's new Windows 11 operating system will start rolling out to eligible devices on October 5 in a phased and measured approach, and the upgrade will be free if you're already a Windows 10 user. If you're a member of the Windows Insider Program, you can download the Windows 11 Insider Preview build today and test out some of its new features, such as widgets, snap layouts, virtual desktops, and the new Microsoft Store. Microsoft uses several options to check if your machine is eligible for the upgrade. One of them is the PC Health Check app.
Install Windows 11
- If you want to run Windows 11 on a Mac with Apple M1 chip, the VHDX installation image can be downloaded from here. Learn more on how to create a new Windows 11 virtual machine in KB 125375.
- To create a Windows 11 virtual machine on a Mac with an Intel processor, the ISO installation image for Windows 11 can be downloaded from here. The instructions on how to create a new Windows 11 virtual machine are the same as for Windows 10. Learn more in KB 4729.
Upgrade to Windows 11
If you're a member of the Windows Insider Program, you can upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11.
If you use the PC Health Check app to check if your Windows 10 virtual machine is compatible with Windows 11, in some cases, the PC Health check app can show This PC doesn't currently meet Windows 11 system requirements error message:
However, upon clicking Windows Update Settings > Check for updates the upgrade to Windows 11 will be offered and you can upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11.
Since Windows 11 does not apply the hardware-compliance check for virtualized instances either during setup or upgrade.
So, you can proceed to Windows Update Settings > Check for updates and upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11.