Microsoft officially announced the presence of Windows 11. The good news is that Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 in an easy and free way through the Windows Update feature. How to?
The Windows 11 operating system itself will only be rolled out to general users from October 2021. But before that, Microsoft will first release Windows 11 to users who have registered with the Insider Program.
Well, while waiting for the free Windows 11 update to come gradually, it’s a good idea to know the minimum specifications of your laptop or PC. Here are the minimum specifications:
- Processor: 1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores in a compatible 64-bit processor.
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage memory: 64 GB or greater
- System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2 driver.
- Screen: 720p screen with a diagonal size greater than 9 inches, 8 bits per color channel.
- Internet connection and Microsoft account: Windows 11 Home requires an internet connection and a Microsoft account to complete the device set up the first time it is used.
How to Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 Without Losing Data
As we said before, Microsoft provides minimum specifications for a laptop or PC before updating from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
An easier way to check if you’re eligible to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free is to download the PC Health Check app on Microsoft’s official website.
Run the app, and hit the Check Now button at the top. Next, the system will detect whether your device is eligible for the update or not.
After Windows 11 is officially available, you can directly download it like a regular software update. You do this by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
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Click the Check for Updates button. If Microsoft’s latest OS has been rolled out, just download and install it and follow the next instructions.