Recently Microsoft has announced the arrival of Windows 11 in the summer holiday with a bunch of new amazing features and improved performance. According to what we’ve seen, there will be a lot of minor and major changes in the latest Windows 11 upgrade. The new Windows 11 features a new start button along with a new centered taskbar, rounded icons, multitasking snap layouts, widgets, and much more improved system performance. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to upgrade your PC from Windows 10 to Windows 11 right now.
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Windows 11 Features:
- New Windows logo, Start menu design, centered Taskbar, Rounded corners and app icons, Widgets, Search bar
- New refreshed file explorer, Changed System sounds including startup sound, new Settings app
- Multitasking with ease with tools like Snap layouts, Desktops, and a new more-intuitive redocking experience
- Google meets included out of the box (replacing Skype)
- Different keyboard layouts, themes, and improved Touch controls
- Auto HDR, Enhancements to games on DirectX 11 or higher, increased Windows Performance
- Native Android apps support through the Amazon app, and many other features.
System Requirements for Windows 11:
Upgrading your PC from Windows 10 to Windows 11 is completely free & safe. But first, you should know what is the system requirements for Windows 11.
Microsoft has officially mentioned the system requirements for Windows 11 on its official website. You can read the entire article from here. These are some requirements that must be met with your system to get the Windows 11 update.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
- RAM: minimum 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
- Storage: 64 GB or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11
- Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Display: High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
- Internet: Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates, and to download and use some features.
Additionally, you can use the PC Health Check app to check whether your system is eligible for Windows 11 or not.
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How to Upgrade your PC from Windows 10/7 to Windows 11
Congratulation if you’re eligible for Windows 11. Now let’s move to the actual method on how to upgrade your PC to Windows 11. There are actually two ways to do this:
Official Method to Upgrade Your PC to Windows 11:
- Open Windows Startup menu
- Go to Settings by clicking on the settings icon from the sidebar
- Scroll down and click on Windows Update & Security
- Now click on Check for updates.
- From here, you can download and install Windows 11 updates on your PC automatically.
Keep checking for updates or enable auto-updates if you’re currently not seeing any Windows 11 updates. Remember you should have enough internet data and a fast internet connection to be able to download this update.
Non-Offical Method to Upgrade Your PC to Windows 11:
You can download the latest developer build Windows 11 ISO file from non-official sources and install it on your PC and enjoy all Windows 11 features. Also, since its developer builds the windows 11 version it may have a lot of bugs. That’s why I would like to suggest that you should wait for the official Windows 11 update and install it through the system updater app.
Along with that, you can create a bootable Windows 11 Pendrive to perform a clean installation on any computer. Here’s how:
- Download both Windows 11.ISO and rufus.exe files on your computer
- Install & Open rufus.exe on your Windows by allowing administrator access
- Once opened, insert Pendrive into your computer (should be at least 8GB free)
- Now select the Windows 11.ISO file in the boot selection menu
- Lastly, click on start and wait to complete the process.
Once the process is completed, remove your Pendrive from the PC. Now, you can use this Pendrive to perform a clean installation on your PC. However, this method will delete all the files from the Local Drive C. So, make sure you have a Windows backup before following the procedure.
Note: We do not recommend anyone to flash a non-official Windows 11 ISO file from third-party sources, as it may contain malicious files, viruses, and malware and steal your data.
In this tutorial, we’ve tried to explain to you two ways to upgrade to Windows 11 from older Windows versions. If you’ve already installed Windows 11, let us know your experience in the comment box. We’ll also post other articles regarding Windows 11, so make sure you bookmark our website and share it with your friends.