As such, using the Installation Assistant is a straightforward process.
To start, head on over to the official Microsoft.com download page for Windows 11.
This page offers a few different options for installing Windows 11.
- The Windows 11 Installation Assistant is the first option, so go ahead and click Download Now.
- This will download a small .exe file. Launch Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe to install the lightweight program.
- Note: Depending on the hardware of your machine, the Installation Assistant may prompt you to use the PC Health Check in order to ensure your system is fully compatible with Windows 11. If this step is preventing you from proceeding with the installation assistant, consider other options for upgrading to Windows 11.
- Related: Microsoft Is Auto-Installing PC Health Check on Windows 10: Here's What It Does.
MAKEUSEOF VIDEO OF THE DAY. Assuming your PC has passed Microsoft's hardware check, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant is very straightforward.
- After accepting the License Terms by hitting Accept and Install, the Installation Assistant will immediately begin downloading the files required.
- If you're running low on storage space to make the installation, the Installation Assistant will notify you of this.
- After downloading the files required, the Installation Assistant will automatically move on to installing the files.
- This process could take several hours. Make sure your system can stay on during this period and that you don't leave any unsaved work.
When finished, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant will schedule a time to restart and finalize your upgrade.
Other ways to install Windows 11 (not recommended)
- You can restart immediately if you'd prefer.
- You're now on Windows 11. Remember, if you're not too sure about the change, Microsoft offers a system to downgrade back to Windows 10 within 10 days of the upgrade.
- Upgrading to Windows 11 from a Windows 10 system is easy, and Microsoft has put in a lot of effort to make sure your files and programs carry over untouched.Whenever you're ready to take the plunge, rest assured that it will only take an afternoon, at the longest. Join our newsletter for tech tips, reviews, free ebooks, and exclusive deals!
- This article describes ways to install Windows 11.
- Note: To upgrade to Windows 11, devices should meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements.
- Some Windows 10 features aren't available in Windows 11.System requirements to experience some Windows 11 features and apps will exceed the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. Find Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements.
- Make sure the device you want to install Windows 11 on meets the minimum system requirements.
- If your device is currently running Windows 10, we recommend you verify the minimum system requirements using the PC Health Check app.
- We do not recommend installing Windows 11 on a device that doesn't meet requirements.For more info, see Installing Windows 11 on devices that don't meet minimum system requirements. If you’re upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend you wait until you're notified through Windows Update that the upgrade is ready for your device.
- To check if Windows 11 is ready for your device, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.
- For known issues that might affect your device, you can also check the Windows release health hub.