This assistant is for those who wish to:
- Windows 11 will come preinstalled on any new PC you purchase, but why shell out the money if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for a free upgrade?
Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:
- Microsoft offers several ways to get the new OS, so you can pick the method that works best for you.
- The conversation around Windows 11 requirements has been a confusing one. Before you can get the free update, you should first make sure your current Windows 10 PC is compatible.
- The best way to do this is to run Microsoft’s PC Health Check Tool. Go to the Windows 11 Specifications page and scroll to the bottom until you see the Check for compatibility section. Click the Download PC Health Check App link and install the program.
- Click the Check now button inside the app. If your computer is compatible, a message tells you that your PC meets Windows 11 requirements.
After you download the Installation Assistant:
- Microsoft is slowly rolling out Windows 11 to compatible Windows 10 systems, so your next step should be to check if the update is available for your PC.
- On your Windows 10 machine, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.
- If Windows 11 is waiting for you, it can then be installed. Instead of waiting for the upgrade to reach your machine, you can go through Microsoft’s Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
- Open the Download Windows 11 page and click the Download now button under the Windows 11 Installation Assistant section.
Note: Windows 11 Installation Assistant doesn’t run on ARM-based PCs. It’s only supported for PCs using x64 processors. If you need installation media to install Windows 11 on a different PC, see Create Windows 11 Installation Media.