How to Upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 ?
Windows 11: Streamlined New Design with Mac Design
Windows 11 design is different from Windows 10. Here we can notice the number of features including its new pastel color design with round app icons/ corners.
The taskbar is placed in the Middle down of the screen which looks pretty amazing than Windows 10. also, we get several new desktop tools, widgets and other Virtual desktop creations.
How to Upgrade to Windows 11 on your PC/ Laptop
To upgrade your PC to Windows 11 you just need to meet the system requirements. After you need to download the iso file or directly download it if it’s available from the Update Settings.
Upgrade to Windows 11 from System Update
The secured and easy steps to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 are from the System Settings. Check these steps,
- Open Windows Update Settings from the Settings. Or simply type the same in the search box.
- Click on the Check for updates there and windows start to check the update there. Here you may/may not get the Windows update. If you get the normal security update then cancel it. If Windows 11 update is available then you can get the notifications like this Upgrade to Windows 11 is ready - and it’s free.
- Click / Select on Download and Install. Now, the downloading process gets begins. Here it will ask you to accept all the license terms and conditions.
- After all, you have to restart your Windows.
- Now, the installation process gets begins and waits for a couple of minutes.
- Finally done.
Download the ISO File from Microsoft Site to Upgrade to Windows 11
The system-based features may not work on all devices. Some device gets these system upgrade features but many of them do not. If your PC doesn’t get the direct system upgrade then you need to download the ISO file for that.
As compared to the above method it’s quite hard, time-consuming and needs to follow some extra steps. Check how you can install Windows 11 Upgrade.
Downloading the ISO File
Make sure your device meets the minimum system requirements. Visit the Microsoft Download Centre and Choose the Package. Here you have an option to choose the Edition of Windows 11 like Windows 11 Pro, Home, Enter, etc.
After that, you have to choose the architecture, 32/64bit. Also, choose a package language like Windows 11 Pro Eng US, Windows 11 Pro Eng International, or any of them.
Click on the Download. Your downloading process gets started. Wait until the package gets fully downloaded.
Preparing Bootable Drive
Download the Rufus app for your Windows and run it as administrator.
Now, choose the ISO file there and then choose the Partition Type most of the Storage is based on MBR. If you are not sure then check out the Partition Type.
After setting click on Start. Wait until it gets completed.
Installing the Windows
After the drive becomes bootable you need to insert it and then restart your PC. Here you have to open it in the boot menu. Many PC/ Laptop boots by Pressing F 12 Key.
After booting it, automatically open the new Setup dashboard on your screen.
Select out the language and other things there.
Wait for a few minutes to get install all the files.
Upgrade Windows 8/8.1 to Windows 11
The users running their PC/Laptop in Windows 8/8.1 can also upgrade the Windows to the latest version by following the second method. You need to download the ISO file and follow the same above process.
Before installing or running the setup package your device must need to meet the minimum system requirements. In absence of minimum features needed your PC may not function or windows can’t get installed.
Is Windows 11 Free to Use?
If you had upgraded the Windows directly from the System Settings then it automatically installs the new Windows without affecting any changes in your data. While if the Windows 10 you’re using is activated then you don't need to pay a single amount for the new license.
But if you are using the free version of Windows or using an unethical activation process then you need.
Can I Upgrade to Windows 11 for free?
You can download the ISO file for Windows 11 directly from the Download Centre of Windows. Here you need to choose the Windows Edition, Architecture and Language as per your need.