began its large rollout this week. Microsoft launched its new operating system on eligible devices on , and the upgrade is free if you are already . However, Microsoft is rolling out the operating system in phases, which means you might not get the upgrade prompt yet. A blog post published in August by Microsoft said the company expects “all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.” But you don’t have to wait: Windows 11 Setup Assistant is your shortcut to Windows 11. Read on if you want to skip the line.
If you’re in no rush, however, the Windows 11 update will roll out to your device over the next few months when data from Microsoft indicates that the upgrade is ready for that device. When the new operating system is available, the upgrade process will look like a normal Windows 10 update, as long as your device is compatible andnecessary. (And even if it isn’t, but it will not be supported by the company.)
Don’t want to wait until next year? You still have the option of manually downloading Windows 11 and checking its, such as , and the . We will explain how below. Before your download, here is .
To see if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, you can. And if you , this computer will also be eligible for the free upgrade.
If you haven’t updated to Windows 10 yet, don’t worry, there is a trick toit still works. This would be a good time to make the switch to prepare your machine for upgrading to Windows 11. This tip will be the same one you use if you want to manually upgrade an older machine to Windows 11, although Microsoft does not ‘encourage to do so as it may not be eligible for the same updates.
Windows 11 installation wizard: How to download Windows 11 without waiting
Some users can download Windows 11 the same way you would get any new version of Windows. Just go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and click Check for updates. If available, you will see Feature update to Windows 11. Click on Download and install.
However, note that the– it may take months before it is available on your device. New PCs will receive the upgrade first, and all compatible devices are expected to receive it by mid-2022, depending on the age and hardware of the device.
If the upgrade isn’t available to you yet, don’t panic. You still have a few options for upgrading. The best and easiest option will be to download the Windows 11 installation wizard. To run after downloading to make sure your hardware is compatible. Then Accept and install to accept the license terms and begin the installation. When the program installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Your PC may restart several times during the installation finishing process, so don’t worry. Just keep your PC on until it’s all done.
If you can’t use the Windows 11 setup wizard, you have a few backup options, but be aware that these are more complicated solutions. We strongly recommend that you consider waiting for the update to arrive on your device. If you are sure you want to continue, you can create a Windows 11 installation media or an .ISO file. Microsoft’s Windows 11 download page explains these steps in more detail.
What’s in Windows 11
Windows 11 features a new clean design, with pastel colors, rounded corners, a new startup sound, and overall a more Mac-like look. Themoved from the bottom left of the screen to the middle, with app icons arranged in the center next to it. You will find a lot of , like widgets that can give you information at a glance and easier creation of virtual desktops. And and installable from the Microsoft Store – although this feature . (Discover all .)
The update marks the first major change to Microsoft’s operating system since the launch of Windows 10 in 2015.have been in circulation for a year. At the Microsoft Build Developer Conference on May 25, Microsoft was forecasting “one of the most significant Windows updates of the past decade,” confirming that a major change was on the horizon for the 1.3 billion OS users in 2021. And to In mid-June, Microsoft quietly announced that it would in 2025 as broadcast.
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