Microsoft has recently announced Windows 11, the company’s latest operating system, on 24th June 2021. As a successor to Windows 10, it will eventually replace that operating system. While this OS is still undergoing development, it is only available as an upgrade to Windows 10 Insiders with Windows 11-compatible hardware.
Upgrades to Windows 11 are available for those running Windows 7 and Windows 10 systems. From now on, Windows 11 will be a free upgrade, so everyone can upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. You just need to have some basic knowledge to upgrade your windows.
In this article, we are going to provide you details about How to Install Windows 11 in your system having Windows 10 or Windows 7.
Install Windows 11 in your system
The purpose of this page is to answer various questions regarding upgrading, system requirements, time, and upgrade procedures. Some of you might have downloaded Windows 11 since it was leaked earlier.
Now is the time to obtain the latest version of Windows 11, which can be downloaded directly from Microsoft’s official website. So, you can upgrade your existing windows (windows 7 or windows 10) to Windows 11 with just a few steps which are available on this page.
What is the system requirement for Windows 11?
The first thing you need to do is make sure your PC is compatible with Windows 11. There are certain requirements to meet before you can install Windows 11. It may be difficult for you to run Win11 on your computer if your system is not sufficiently advanced. Your PC/Laptop should meet the following requirements for Windows 11.
- Processor: A 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC) with a clock speed of at least 1 gigahertz (GHz) and at least 2 cores
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: At least 64GB of storage
- System firmware: UEFI with Secure Boot capability
- TPM: version 2.0 of Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
- Graphics card: Supports DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: HD (720p) display with a diagonal of more than 9 inches and 8 bits per channel
- Connectivity and Microsoft account
- For Windows 11 Home edition: Internet connectivity; Microsoft account required for initial setup
- For all Windows 11 editions: Internet access to run updates, download and use some features; Microsoft account to use some features
These are the requirements necessary to install Windows 11 on a PC. If your computer or laptop fails to meet these requirements, you’ll probably need to replace it by 2025, since Microsoft plans to phase out Windows 10 support by this time.
Furthermore, the company released the standard system requirements for Windows 11. Here are some additional requirements for Windows 11
Additional requirements for Windows 11
- Modem with 5G capability
- Auto HDR with HDR monitor
- The BitLocker to Go software requires a USB flash drive (available in Windows Pro editions and above).
- Client Hyper-V requires a processor that consists of second-level address translation (SLAT) capabilities (it is available in Windows Pro and above editions).
- To use Microsoft’s Cortana, a microphone and a speaker are necessary. It is currently available for Windows 11 in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.
- An NVMe SSD is required to store and run DirectStorage-enabled games using the “Standard NVM Express Controller” driver and a DirectX12 GPU.
- Only supported games and graphics chips are compatible with DirectX 12 Ultimate.
- To detect human presence on a device or to select the human intent to interact with it, you need a proximity sensor.
- An intelligent video conference requires a video camera, microphone, and speaker (audio output).
- A microphone and speaker are required for Multiple Voice Assistant (MVA).
- An effective screen width of 1920 pixels or more is required for snap three-column layouts.
- Mutes and Unmutes from Taskbar require a video camera, a microphone, and a speaker (audio output). To enable global mute/unmute, an app must be compatible with the feature.
- Supporting hardware and software are required for spatial sound.
- To use a video camera, microphone, and speaker (audio output), teams must have a video camera, microphone, and speaker.
- Touch requires a multi-touch screen or monitor.
- A two-factor authentication system requires either a PIN, biometric authentication (a fingerprint reader or an illuminated infrared camera), or a device with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities.
- A microphone is required for voice typing on a PC.
- You need a Modern Standby model with a microphone to wake on voice.
- In order to support Wi-Fi 6E, you will need new WLAN IHV hardware and a Wi-Fi 6E capable AP/router.
- A camera with near-infrared (IR) imaging configured or a fingerprint reader is required for Windows Hello biometric authentication. If your device does not have a biometric sensor, you can use Windows Hello with a PIN or a portable Microsoft security key.
- Display adapters that support Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 and Wi-Fi adapters that support Wi-Fi Direct are required for Windows Projection.
- Xbox Live accounts are not available in all regions, so you need an Xbox (app) account. You can find the most current information about availability on Xbox Live Countries and Regions. You will need an active Xbox Game Pass subscription to access some features of the Xbox app.
How to check if your PC/Laptop can run Windows 11
To find out whether your PC meets these requirements or not, you can use Microsoft’s PC health check. The program will check your computer’s system requirements to see if it meets those of Windows 11.
- You can do this by downloading Microsoft’s Health Check
- Download the file, agree to its terms and conditions, and click “Install”
- Activate the ‘Open PC Health Check’ checkbox and click Finish
- Next, on the home page of the app, find the ‘Check now’ option next to Introducing Windows 11
- It scans your computer
When your machine is not compatible, you’ll receive a message that says, “This PC will not run Windows 11.” The app will also provide you with detailed information about what Windows 11 system requirements weren’t met. The free update for Windows 10 PCs will begin rolling out this holiday season and continue into 2022.
Relevant Reads: Windows 11 Update: Launch, News, Features and Rumours
How to Install Windows 11 with the Official source?
You do not need to visit any external website to download Windows 11. Simply go to your existing Windows system updates section and search for new updates. When Windows 11 becomes available, it will appear in the upgrade section. To install the domain directly on your system, simply click the Download and Install button.
How to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11?
The official website allows users to download and install Windows 11 by upgrading their files. In this case, we’ll take the easier route.
- Go to the Start menu and select the Setting icon.
- You will see the Settings page for Windows 10. Then click on ‘Updates and Security.
- You will now be redirected to the Windows update page. Then click ‘Check for Updates.
- Windows will now start checking for updates.
- You can select which update you would like to install from a list of multiple updates that are now displayed in Windows.
- See if you find a Windows 11 update in the detected updates. Simply click ‘Download and Install’ to download that file.
How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 11?
Microsoft provides multiple options for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 11. Let’s discuss the simplest of all methods.
- Select the Control Panel option from the Start Menu.
- You will now see a new Section called ‘Windows Updates’ on the Control Panel page. By clicking that link, you will be forwarded to Microsoft’s Windows Update page.
- Now, click ‘Check for Updates from the Windows Update page to begin the update search.
- After Windows has looked for updates, click the Install Updates button to install all the updates that were found.
- Alternately, you may click one of the two options that provide a number of available updates and a number of optional updates.
- A list of all updates will now be displayed. Using the dialogue boxes, you can select and install any update.
- Whenever you see Windows 11 upgrading option, choose that option and click on Install Updates.
- As soon as Windows 7 upgrades to Windows 11, Windows 11 will start to install.
Take a test drive of Windows 11
Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program is the best way to gain early access to Windows 11. Remember, however, that the Insider Program consists of early versions (beta) of the OS. It is a good idea to install them on a virtual machine or a secondary computer – not your main production machine.
If you would like to join the Insider program on Windows 10, go through the sequence of Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.
You will need to turn on Optional Diagnostic Data in order to participate in the program. Then sign in with the Microsoft account you want to use for the program, and select the channel from which you want builds. You can select Dev (the newest builds) or Release Preview (slightly older but more stable builds).
An Important Alert
As the leaked copies of Windows 11 were making the rounds last week. We advise you to stay away from leaked copies since they can contain malware and/or cause major issues with your PC. To avoid being stung by a software bug, only get beta versions from Microsoft.
Windows 11 includes some unique visual enhancements from Microsoft. It is getting some polish and fitting n finishing. You’ll still see some Windows features you’re used to, but some will be removed.
At this point, all we can do is wait. You can test Windows 11 through the Insider program if you have a second PC that meets the minimum system requirements. Alternatively, you can wait and purchase a new computer next year preloaded with Windows 11.