It’s no longer news that the stable version of Windows 11 is now officially available for download. The company already allows all genuine copies of Windows 10 to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. The new OS was supposed to be released only on October 5, so, formally, the release took place a day earlier.
However, for those still running on Windows 7, you will have to upgrade to Windows 10 first before moving to Windows 11.
Minimum requirements for Windows 11
Microsoft has prescribed the following minimum requirements for Windows 11:
>> 64-bit processor with 1GHz or faster clock speed and two or more cores (Intel 8th gen or AMD Ryzen 2000 series or later)
>> 4GB RAM
>> 64GB storage space
>>DirectX 12 graphics card with WDDM 2.0 driver
>> UEFI, Secure Boot capable
>> Trusted Platform Module (TMP) version 2.0
>> 9-inch or larger display with 720p resolution, 8 bits per colour channel
>> Internet Connection for Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Home in S mode
How to Upgrade to Windows 11
Check for Windows 11 Update on Your PC
The first, and possibly the easiest method to get the Windows 11 free upgrade on your PC is by simply checking whether Microsoft has rolled it out for your computer. Here’s how to do that.
- Open Settings on your PC and click on ‘Update & Security’.
- Click on ‘Check for updates’ to check if the Windows 11 update is available on your computer.
Download Windows 11 Installation Assistant here
This assistant is for those who wish to:
- Upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows11.
Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:
- You have a Windows 10 license.
- Your PC must have Windows 10, version 2004 or higher installed to run Installation Assistant.
- Your PC meets the Windows11 device specifications for upgrade requirements and supported features. Certain features require additional hardware. We also recommend that you visit your PC’s manufacturer’s website for information about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
- Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows11.
After you download the Installation Assistant:
- Select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
- Once the tool confirms the device hardware is compatible, you will be presented with the license terms. Select Accept and Install.
- Once the tool is ready, click the Restart Now button to complete installation on your computer.
- It might take some time to install Windows11, and your PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.
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