After a series of leaks and a long wait, Microsoft has finally released Windows 11 to users. The newest operating system (OS) arrives with a revamped interface and a host of new features.
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If you want to upgrade your PC to Windows 11, be aware that the migration will be gradually available and free of charge through Windows Update. Check out the step-by-step below to check if you’ve already received the update!
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Windows 11: system news
Among other news, Windows 11 has gained a new interface, a new “Start” menu, support for Android apps, a new widget menu, a better experience for those who play on PC, better window management and much more. For more information, check below:
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How to upgrade your computer to Windows 11
Before checking if the update has arrived for you, you may want to confirm that your PC meets the minimum system update requirements. To do this check, use our tutorial below:
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And, in case you haven’t prepared yourself yet, Haanga has separated for you a checklist of things that are recommended to do before upgrading your PC to Windows 11; check out:
- How to prepare the PC to receive Windows 11
After this step, check below how to check if the Windows 11 update is now available.
Step 1: Go to the Windows 10 “Settings” tab and select “Update and Security”.
step 2: Click “Check for Updates” and wait for the system to check if something is available.
step 3: In case Windows 11 is already available, wait until the update is downloaded and restart your PC.
step 4: Follow all system steps to complete the migration. Keep in mind that this step can take a considerable amount of time to complete.
How to download and install Windows 11 from the Microsoft website
If you still haven’t received the OS update through Windows Update, there is still the option to download it from the Microsoft website.
Step 1: Go to the Microsoft website, choose one of the three available download options, and click “Download Now”.
step 2: Open the downloaded file, click “Accept and Install”, restart your PC and wait for the installation to complete. Remember that you must use an administrator account to complete the process.
Ready! You can now upgrade your computer to Windows 11.