Upgrade Windows 11 Free : Microsoft’s free Windows 11 upgrade from Windows 10 is now rolling out. Microsoft is starting to offer the free upgrade to new devices that are still shipping with Windows 10, before making the OS available to other eligible existing hardware.
Not every existing PC running Windows 10 will be able to upgrade to Windows 11, though. Windows 11 will require Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake or Zen 2 CPUs and up, TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) support, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. That leaves millions of PCs unable to officially upgrade to Windows 11, although there will be unsupported workarounds if you really want Windows 11.
Microsoft is also gradually rolling out Windows 11, so the free upgrade won’t be offered to all existing PCs that are officially supported just yet. All existing and eligible PCs should be offered the Windows 11 upgrade by mid-2022, according to Microsoft.
Upgrade Windows 11 Free
Here’s how to get Windows 11 today, if you have a new PC that just shipped with Windows 10 or a device that’s allowed to upgrade to Windows 11.
- Check that your PC is officially supported through Microsoft’s PC Health Check app.
- Back up all of your important documents, apps, and data.
- On your Windows 10 PC, head into Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
- Check for updates.
- If the free Windows 11 upgrade is available, you’ll see an option to download and install
- Click download and install.
- Follow the on-screen prompts and configure Windows 11 settings.
Upgrade Windows 11 Free
Do I need to pay for it?
Windows 11 is a free upgrade to Windows 10. So if you’re running Windows 10 Home or Pro on your PC, regardless of whether your PC is officially supported or not, you’ll be able to install and activate the equivalent edition of Windows 11.
If you’re installing Windows 11 on a new PC you’ve just built yourself, officially, you should buy a Windows 10 or Windows 11 license. As of this writing, the only sites I see selling retail editions of Windows 11 are scammy product key websites that I wouldn’t trust with my credit card info, so I would recommend buying a Windows 10 license from a reputable site. Its product key should work to install and activate Windows 11.
What’s in Windows 11
Windows 11 features a streamlined new design, with pastel colors, rounded corners, a new startup sound and overall a more Mac-like look. Thehas moved from the bottom left of the screen to the middle, with app icons arranged in the center next to it. You’ll find lots of , like widgets that can give you at-a-glance information and easier virtual desktop creation. And and installable from the Microsoft Store — though that feature . (Check out all of .)