Do you want to enjoy Windows 11 now? Here’s how to go about updating your Windows 10 computer to Windows 11.
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You want to enjoy Windows 11 now? If you have a Windows 10 PC, the operation is quite simple, fast and above all, it is free. Here’s how to go about updating your Windows 10 computer to Windows 11.
Windows 11 is available and the good news is that it’s free when you already have a Windows 10 license. If the update is simple and is officially done via Windows Update, this method is not accessible to all computers for the moment. Microsoft has announced that the deployment of Windows 11 via Windows Update will be done in stages:
- newly marketed PCs are given priority, such as Surface computers and tablets (which are designed by Microsoft, you are never better served than by yourself)
- then come the computers released very recently (during the summer or at the start of the 2021 school year)
- then Microsoft and manufacturers will go back to the year and previous years
Ultimately, it may take several months before your computer can benefit from Windows 11. And that’s a little frustrating… Good news: you have the option to “push” the update< /strong> and that’s what we’re going to see here. Again, the operation is quite simple and quick to perform. We explain how to do it.
Remember, and the info is important, not all PCs are eligible for Windows 11. Your machine must meet very specific criteria, such as having a TPM 2.0 module (all PCs since 2016 have one), but also having a very recent CPU.
Should you back up your data before migrating to Windows 11?
We performed the update on more than fifteen PCs and did not suffer any loss of personal data. All migrations went smoothly, although some were much longer than others. The operation on one of our test computers took more than an hour and a quarter, while on the others it took between 30 and 40 minutes.
But in the end, everything went perfectly: no blue or black screen, no lost or corrupted file, no error window explaining that the migration is finally impossible when it has been started for a few minutes…
If you fear a loss of personal data during the migration, do not hesitate to back it up in the Cloud. In our case, we chose OneDrive for its full integration with Windows, but there are many others, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.
Another solution: save your personal files on an external medium (a USB key or disk, for example). Finally, last solution: use backup software like Macrium Refect, which performs full backup of a partition or hard drive. Backup that you can save on the Cloud if you have enough space, or on an external medium.
Finally, if the migration goes wrong, it is always possible to return to Windows 10. During the update, the operating system creates a backup of the current configuration. You can easily restore Windows 10 if Windows 11 crashes or is not to your satisfaction. In the latter case, you have 10 days to perform the restore operation.
How to check that a PC is compatible with Windows 11
Before you start an update to Windows 11, first make sure that your hardware configuration is compatible with the new operating system. First of all, you need to have a 64-bit architecture. Do not hesitate to take a look at our tutorial to know if your PC under Windows 10 is running in 32 or 64 bits.
Then your machine must meet the minimum requirements following:
- Recent processor at 1 Ghz / 2 cores / 64 bits
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- UEFI Compliant Secure Boot
- TPM 2.0
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics card with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Screen at 720p / diagonal greater than 9 inches / 8 bits per color channel
- Internet connection and Microsoft account for Windows 11 Home edition
To find out if your PC meets all these requirements, Microsoft offers a small utility called PC Health Check. Finally, if ever your machine is not eligible and does not “in theory” allow you to install Windows 11, all is not lost: you can still install Windows 11 on an incompatible PC as described in our tutorial.
Update Windows 10 to Windows 11 using Windows Update
As explained above, if your PC was released very recently, you should benefit from updating to Windows 11 via Windows Update. This is the easiest and fastest operation. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app by clicking the Start button. The application in question is symbolized by a small toothed wheel. You can also press the [Windows] + [I] keys simultaneously, it does the same thing.< /span>
- In the window that opens, click on Update and Security
- Then go to Windows Update and press the button Check for updates
- You should then see the Windows 11 update appear.
- The download and installation operation is automatic. You don’t have to do anything except wait about 30 minutes. The PC should restart on its own. Windows 11 is then installed.
Download and install Windows 11 from the Microsoft site
If no updates to Windows 11 appear on Windows Update, all is not lost. It is possible to force the installation of the new operating system a little, provided of course that your machine is eligible. To update Windows 10 to Windows 11 “manually”, here’s how to go about it:
- Get the update wizard by clicking on the button below (direct link)
- Double-click the program to install it
- The program will take care of checking your hardware configuration. You have nothing to do. It will also download all the programs essential for installing Windows 11. Again, the operation is automatic.
Download Windows 11 ISO file to update on multiple PCs
Note that there is another way to install Windows 11, which is to download an ISO image of the operating system. This type of operation can be particularly useful if you have several PCs to update. One download is enough. And you can even save the ISO in question on a USB key and have a PC boot directly from it, in order to install Windows 11 on a brand new computer.
To download Windows 11 ISO and install from Windows 10, here’s how:
- Click the button below. Go to Windows 11 Disc Image (ISO) Download. In the Download Selection section, choose Windows 11 (there shouldn’t be any other choice anyway. Press the Download button. Then select a product language. From then on, a new 64-bit Download button appears. Click on it.
- A file called Win11_French_x64.iso will then download. It is over 5 GB.
- Once the ISO image has been recovered, all you have to do is double-click on it to launch the Windows 11 installation procedure from Windows 10.
- Last point: from the Microsoft page you just visited, it is also possible to save the ISO on an external medium and have it launch automatically when the PC starts. This feature can be accessed from the Creating Windows 11 Installation Media section. You will need a “blank” USB flash drive of at least 8 GB to store Windows 11 installation files. Once created, this type of bootable USB key also allows you to migrate from Windows 10 to Windows 11 (in this case, do not restart the computer, just leave the key in the computer’s USB port and double-click it to to launch the installation procedure).
How to install Windows 11: our video tutorial
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