How to update Windows 10 to Windows 11?

It’s the big day! Microsoft has just released the final version of its new operating system, namely Windows 11 . The update is free for all Windows 10 users who have an eligible PC. If this is your case, you can now install Windows 11 on your PC. To do this, several methods are available to you. In this article, we will see together how to download and install Windows 11 on your PC . Follow the leader !

Summary
  1. Gradual deployment
  2. Check if your PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11“>Windows 11
  3. Update Windows 10 to Windows 11
    1. Via the Windows 11 installation wizard
    2. Via Windows 11 ISO image
  4. Go back to Windows 10

Gradual deployment

Windows 11 was officially released today, Tuesday October 5, 2021. However, as Microsoft announced last August, Windows 11 will be rolled out gradually until 2022 . As a result, you may not be offered an upgrade to Windows 11 today through Windows Update.

This is for example the case on my Windows 10 PC. When I check for updates via Windows Update, I get the following message:

” This PC can run Windows 11. […] The specific timing of when it will be available may vary as we prepare it for you .”

In other words, my PC is compatible with Windows 11, but I have to be patient anyway  And you? Is your PC compatible with Windows 11? To check it, I invite you to read the rest of this article.

Check if your PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11“>Windows 11

Before proceeding with the installation of Windows 11, you must verify that your PC is compatible. The minimum system requirements for Microsoft’s new operating system are as follows:

  • Processor : 1 gigahertz (GHz) or more, with at least 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • Memory : 4 GB of RAM
  • Storage : 64 GB or more storage device
  • System Firmware : UEFI Compliant Secure Boot.
  • TPM : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Graphics card : compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • Display : High definition screen (720p) with a diagonal greater than 9 inches, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Internet connection : Microsoft account and Internet connectivity required for Windows 11 Home setup.
  • Upgrade to Windows 11 : Your device must be on Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade.
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If you are not a computer expert and all this means absolutely nothing to you, you can download the utility from Microsoft which will tell you whether or not your PC is compatible with Windows 11.

Update Windows 10 to Windows 11

Is your Windows 10 PC compatible with Windows 10? Great ! ? To update your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11 for free , there are several solutions available to you. As a first step, you can check if the upgrade to Windows 11 is available through Windows Update. If not, you can follow one of the 2 methods described below.

Update to Windows 11 available

Via the Windows 11 installation wizard

If your Windows 10 PC is compatible with Windows 11, you can download Microsoft’s installation assistant to upgrade for free. This is arguably the easiest method for any user. Here is how to do it.

1. Go to the Windows 11 download page .

2. Under “ Windows 11 Setup Wizard ”, click the “ Download ” button .

Download the Windows 11 installation wizard

3. Then run the Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe file to start the Windows 11 installation wizard.

Run the Windows 11 installation wizard

4. Go for downloading and installing Windows 11. Start by accepting the terms of the license agreement. To do this, click on the ” Accept and install ” button .

5. Then wait a few minutes for Windows 11 to download.

6.  The Windows 11 installation wizard will then verify the download. Again, you have to be patient.

7. Next, the installation of Windows 11 on your PC will begin.

Windows 11 installation in progress

8. Then you will be prompted to restart your PC to finish installing Windows 11. Save your work, then click “ Restart now ”.

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Your PC must restart to install Windows 11

9. Wait again while installing and configuring Windows 11.

Windows 11 final version interface

✅ There you go! Windows 11 is installed on your computer.

Via Windows 11 ISO image

To upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, follow the few steps below.

1. First, you need to download Windows 11 ISO image from Microsoft official site. To do this, under ” Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) Download “, select ” Windows 11 ” from the drop-down menu, and then click the ” Download ” button .

2. Then select “ French ” from the drop-down menu.

3. Finally, click the “ 64-bit Download ” button to download the Windows 11 ISO image.

4. Once the ISO image is downloaded, right click on the file and click “ Mount ” from the context menu.

Mount Windows 11 ISO Image

3. Next, double-click on the setup.exe file to launch the Windows 11 installation wizard.

Double-click on the setup.exe file to start the installation of Windows 11

4. To install Windows 11 on your Windows 10 PC, you are warned that the installer will go online to get updates, drivers, and optional features. You can change the way the installer downloads updates (optional) and then click the ” Next ” button .

5. Accept the notices and terms of the license agreement that apply to install Windows 11 by clicking “ Agree ”.

Accept the applicable license terms and notices to install Windows 11

6. Wait a few minutes while getting Windows 11 updates.

Obtaining updates for Windows 11

7. Save and close your files before installing Windows 11 on your Windows 10 PC. Note that all your files and programs will be kept. If you wish to modify the elements to keep, click on the link provided for this purpose. Finally, as soon as you are ready to migrate from Windows 10 to Windows 11 , click on the “ Install ” button .

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8. And let’s go for the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 . Be patient.

Windows 11 installation in progress

9. Again, wait a few minutes while the Windows 11 updates are installed …

Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11

✅ There you go! You have just updated Windows 10 to Windows 11 .

Migrate from Windows 10 to Windows 11

Go back to Windows 10

If for some reason or another you want to go back and go back to Windows 10, it’s possible! To do this, go to Settings> System> Recovery> Rollback . Note that you have 10 days from the date of the upgrade to Windows 11.

Back to Windows 10 from Windows 11
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