Now you can upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 for free, and in this guide, you will learn how to complete the process in three different ways. Windows 11 is the next generation of Windows 10 based OS, but now with a new look and lots of new features and apps too.
Even though Windows 11 is a free update for PCs or laptops running Windows 10, the PC must meet the minimum requirements to continue the installation process. In short, you need 8th Generation Intel or later, AMD Zen 2 or later, or Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series processors. This is in addition to the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements and 64GB minimum storage.
Also read: How to Activate Windows 10 Secure Boot
Microsoft supports multiple paths to the new version. If the device meets the hardware requirements, you will receive a notification from Windows Update informing you that an upgrade is in progress.
You can also use the Installation Assistant to perform in-place upgrades. Or you can download ISO file for upgrade using USB flash drive.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 in 3 different ways. You can also upgrade the system using a clean installation in six different ways.
- Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using ISO file
- Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using Windows Update
- Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using the Installation Assistant
Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using ISO file
To upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with an ISO file, use these steps:
Go to site Microsoft Support.
Under the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)“, select an option Windows 11.
Click button Download.
Select the installation language.
Click button Confirm.
Click button Download to save Windows 11 ISO files on PC.
Right click ISO file, select Open withand select an option Windows Explorer.
Click on drives installed from the left navigation pane.
Double click Setup files to start the Windows 11 upgrade process.
(Optional) Click option Change how Windows Setup downloads updates.
Choose an option Not right now.
Click button Next.
Click button Accept to agree to the terms.
Click button Install to upgrade while saving your files and apps.
Once you complete the steps, the upgrade process will start and the computer will restart several times. After installation, you don’t need to go through out-of-box (OOBE) stages to complete Windows 11 configuration as most of your previous settings, apps and files will migrate automatically.
Also read: How to Get Windows 11 Features in Windows 10 (Free)
Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using Windows Update
Once Windows 11 is officially available around October 2022, you can manually update to the new version using the Windows Update feature.
To upgrade to Windows 11 manually from Windows 10, use these steps:
open Settings on Windows 10.
Click Updates & Security.
Click Windows Update.
Click button Check for updates.
Click button Download and install.
Click button Restart now.
Once you complete the steps, Windows 11 will be installed on the computer.
Upgrade Windows 10 to 11 using the Installation Assistant
You can also use the Installation Assistant to upgrade any version of Windows 10 to Windows 11 as the Media Creation Tool no longer offers the option to perform an in-place upgrade.
To upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10, use these steps:
Go to site Microsoft Support.
Under the “Windows 11 Installation Assistant“, click button Download Now.
Double click on Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe to launch the tool.
Click button Accept and install.
Once you complete the steps, the microsoft system will continue to upgrade your device to the new release of the operating system.
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