How to install Windows 11
Want to upgrade your laptop or desktop to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system? This is the easiest way to download Windows 11 on a laptop or desktop.
Windows 11 was only released last year in October, with a refreshed design and a new smart menu, it is very convenient to know how to update your operating system.
You can download Windows 11 for free if you already have Windows 7 or later, and with new widgets and a heavy focus on gaming, there’s not much reason not to upgrade. It’s important to note that there may still be some lingering issues since launch, so you can always wait a few more months if you don’t want to deal with any potential issues.
So without further ado, here is the easiest way to download Windows 11 on your laptop or PC.
Table of Contents:
- what we use
- Minimum system requirements
- The short version:
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what we use
Minimum system requirements
Processor 1 GHz or faster with 2 or more cores in a 64-bit processor/SoCRAM 4 GB Storage 64 GB or more System Firmware UEFI, Secure Boot Compatible TP M Rusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 Graphics DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver Display: 9+ inch diagonal 720p display, 8 bits per color channel Is Internet access required? Yes
Microsoft has mentioned that it won’t prevent users with older processors from upgrading, though those users may not yet be able to download future Windows 11 updates.
The short version:
- Visit the Microsoft website
- Click Download Now
- Press and accept the new file
- Click Agree and Install
- Wait for the file to download
- Reboot your device
Can all laptops run Windows 11?
No, your laptop or PC will need to meet the system requirements to install Windows 11. You can also run a PC health check on the Microsoft website, which will tell you if your device is suitable for the upgrade.
Will I be prompted to install Windows 11?
Yes, if you’re running Windows 10 on a suitable device, you may be prompted to install Windows 11 from there, which should work just fine.
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