Upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11. 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 Windows 11 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.
Windows 11 Upgrades - The Bad News
Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows 11. 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.
Windows 11 Upgrades - The Good News
It might take some time to install Windows 11, and your PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC. Windows 11 is now generally available for everyone. For those who still haven’t upgraded to Windows 11, this guide will help you get the full version of Microsoft Windows 11 for free.
We already reported to you that Microsoft has made the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 free of cost.
Install Windows 11 Via Windows 10 Settings
Eligible Windows users can upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free. Now, the edition of Windows 11 you will be upgraded to will depend upon the current Windows edition you are using.
If you are currently on the Home edition of Windows, you will be upgraded to Windows 11 Home Edition free of charge. In case you want to upgrade to some other edition like Pro or Enterprise, you will be obviously required to pay the required charges.
We have been talking about how your PC needs to meet the minimum requirements to upgrade to Windows 11 ever since the new OS became the talk of the town.
So, make sure your PC fulfills to meet the minimum requirements using Microsoft’s PC Health Check app to ensure that you can get the full version of Windows 11. In case you are using too old a PC, it’s time to upgrade your device to enjoy using Windows 11. Microsoft has redesigned Windows 11 and gave it a new and improved look.
From Settings app to Taskbar and Start Menu, you get to see a new UI design in Windows 11 that is visually appealing.
Apart from that, improved built-in security features like Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Support for Azure-based Microsoft Azure Attestation, and Secured-core PCs are something to look out for.
It also has a new and enhanced Quick Settings panel which has basically replaced Windows 10’s Action Center.
The Quick Settings enable to quickly access frequently access functions like Accessibility, Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.
Another enhanced feature is the default Clipboard Manager which is revamped. It now has some functions integrated within, like Emojis, GIFs, Kaomojis, etc. With new features, many features are deprecated or removed in Windows 11. For example, Windows Timeline is removed, Cortana is deprecated, tablet mode is removed, Math Input Panel will no longer be there, and more.
Let us now check out how to get your copy of the Windows 11 full version for free.
Here are the methods to get Microsoft Windows 11 full version for free:. Use Windows Update. Use Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Create Windows 11 Installation Media. Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO). Do note that these methods will get you a copy of Windows 11 for free only on 64-bit processors. So ensure that you have a 64-bit CPU to install Windows 11. For Windows 10 users, it is recommended to upgrade to Windows 11 using Windows Update. When your PC is ready to upgrade to the newer OS, you will be notified under Windows Update.
Open the Settings app using Windows + I hotkey and then navigate to the Windows Update tab. From here, you simply download and install the upgrade to Windows 11.
A lot of Windows Insiders got Windows 11 preview earlier than its official launch through Windows Insiders Program. You can sign up for Windows Insider Preview to get access to the latest feature before the official launch. Read:How to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10. You can also upgrade to Windows 11 free full version using Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
It is one of the easiest ways to install Windows 11 on your system.
Here are the steps to use it:. Firstly, download the Installation Assistant from the Microsoft website.
Now, run the setup file. Next, press the Refresh button in case you don’t have the PC Health Check app. This is to verify whether your PC meets the minimum requirement for Windows 11.