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Windows 11 is here and it’s free to download for Windows 10 users.


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Windows 11 rolled out to eligible devices earlier this month, as Microsoft launched its new operating system on Oct. 5. Everyone using Windows 10 can upgrade for free if they have a compatible computer, but a lot of people are still waiting for the opportunity. 

Microsoft is rolling out the OS in phases, so your system might not prompt you to upgrade just yet — in fact, you might not find it even if you tell your computer to check for updates. An August blog post from Microsoft said the company expects “all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.” Don’t want to wait until next year? Read on to find out how the Windows 11 Installation Assistant is your shortcut to Windows 11.