Microsoft has thrown a bit of a surprise with the announcement of Windows 11. When the company launched the Windows 10 OS, they had made it clear that this would be their last-named OS, and what would follow were subsequent updates that would essentially play the role of fixing bugs, bring in improvements, or new features. However, in a move that surprised us all, Microsoft recently announced that they would be proceeding with a new version of Windows after all.
Recently, Microsoft had a detailed event showcasing the new Windows 11 OS and it is definitely a step forward in terms of Windows 10, and while there is still some time to go before the official copy comes out, we will be walking you through all the steps you need to take care of, before the eventual upgrade.
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Check your Computer specifications and ascertain whether it is eligible for the upgrade or not.
Just like a new game or software, Windows 11 also has a set list of minimum requirements that are required to allow the operating system to function properly. So, if you own a Windows PC or Laptop, you should check the specifications and make sure they are at par or better than the following –
Now, if you completely ignore this step and go for the upgrade when it arrives, you will receive a pop-up window if the minimum requirements are not met.
If you want a detailed list of specifications, you can head to the official link by clicking here.
What if you are new to Windows?
Ok, so if you are new to Windows in general, or haven’t used a Windows PC for a long time and want to get started with one that runs Windows 11, then you can buy yourself a new PC or Laptop that conform with the specifications mentioned above. Remember, the higher the better.
That way, even if the PC or Laptop are running Windows 10 at the moment, rest assured, they will be given the free upgrade to Windows 11 when the time comes.
Alternatively, you can wait for brands to start selling PCs and Laptops with Windows 11 out of the box. This would remove the dependency on waiting for the upgrade, but it still might be a while before we see the first Windows 11 powered PCs and Laptops in the market.
Once the upgrade arrives, what are the next steps?
Alright, so if you have taken care of the aforementioned steps and the upgrade has finally dropped, how do you go ahead and install it?
Here’s how –
Step 1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on your Windows PC or Laptop.
Step 2. In the settings menu, click on the ‘Update and Security‘ button.
Step 3. In the left-hand side tab, click on the ‘Windows Update‘ tab.
Step 4. If the update is available, it will show up, and you can proceed with the process.
Windows 11 has brought some much-needed visual and performance enhancements to the new platform and due to the unfortunate leak of the beta version a few days before the launch, people have actually got a working look at the same and the initial response has been positive.
The official Windows 11 upgrade will be dropping in the holiday season and will be pushed as a free upgrade for those who are running a licensed copy of Windows 10.