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upgrade for free if they have a compatible computer, but a lot of people are still waiting for the opportunity.rolled out to eligible devices earlier this month, as Microsoft launched its new operating system on . Everyone can
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.
If you’re not in a rush, the Windows 11 update will be pushed to your device at some point in the coming months when Microsoft’s data indicates the upgrade is ready for that device. When the new OS is available to you, the upgrade process will feel similar to a normal Windows 10 update, as long as your device is compatible andneeded. (And even if it doesn’t, , but in that case your Windows 11 installation won’t be supported by the company.)
But you still have the option to manually download Windows 11 and check out its, such as , and the . We’ll tell you how below. Before your download, here’s .
To see if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, you can. And if you , that computer will also be eligible for the free upgrade.
If you haven’t updated to Windows 10 yet, don’t worry — there’s a trick for diabetic medicines that cause weight loss still works. Now would be a good time to make the switch so you can prepare your machine for the Windows 11 upgrade. That trick will be the same one you use if you want to manually upgrade an older machine to Windows 11, though Microsoft doesn’t encourage doing this as it may not be eligible for the same updates.
If you’re not able to use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, you have a couple of backup options, but be warned that these are more complicated. We seriously advise that you consider waiting for the update to come to your device. If you’re certain you want to proceed, you can create Windows 11 installation media or an ISO file. Microsoft’s
What’s in Windows 11
Windows 11 features a streamlined new design, with pastel colors, rounded corners, a new startup sound and overall a more Mac-like look. Thehas moved from the bottom left of the screen to the middle, with app icons arranged in the center next to it. You’ll find lots of , like widgets that can give you at-a-glance information, and easier virtual desktop creation. And and installable from the Microsoft Store — though that feature . (Check out all of .)
The update marks the first major change to Microsoft’s operating system since Windows 10 launched back in 2015.have been circulating for the past year. At the Microsoft Build developers conference on May 25, Microsoft was planning “one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade,” confirming that a major change was on the horizon for the 1.3 billion users of the OS in 2021. And in mid-June, Microsoft quietly announced that it would in 2025 as spread.
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