Windows 11 is the newest Windows experience, the latest version of Windows OS. Windows 11 brings intuitive navigation and easy organization, coupled with a whole new look, more apps, and efficient ways to be creative as well as productive.
This article will help you get to update your device to Windows 11, if compatible.
The first step is to check if your current Windows 10 PC can run Windows 11. To do so download the PC Health Check app.
If you require more information regarding system requirements, take a look at Windows 11 specs, features, as well as computer requirements.
If you happen to be running Windows 8.1 or earlier, or if your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11, it is recommended you move to a new Windows 11 device, a new PC that meets your requirements.
Set up your Microsoft account to transfer files
A single account connects your device across Microsoft apps and services such as Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Edge, as well as Microsoft Store. After you sign in with a Microsoft account on the new Windows 11 device, the files along with your data can be transferred.
Back up the Files and Data
By default, your files as well as data will transfer to the new PC. However, it is recommended that you back up your files before you install the Windows 11 update.
Install Windows 11
After the Windows 11 upgrade has been tested and validated for the PC you’re using, Windows Update will give you an indicator that it is ready for installation.
If you wish to check if Windows 11 is ready for your device, navigate to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, then select Check for updates. If the upgrade is visible, it is available for your device. If you wish to proceed at the moment, download and install it.
Note: Downloading and installing Windows 11 is likely to take longer than a typical Windows 10 feature update. Your PC can be used while you are downloading it, you also have the option to schedule the installation at a specific time when you are not using your PC.
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