How To Upgrade to Windows 11
Windows 10 is now the latest and greatest version of Windows. Most upgraded their software to the new Windows 10 in time for July 29th, but if you missed out on that deadline or are looking for an upgrade, here’s what you need to know about upgrading to Windows 11.
Why Upgrade Windows?
If you’re thinking about upgrading to Windows 11, there are a few reasons why you should upgrade.
First, Windows 11 is free. If that’s not enough for you, it also includes security updates and improved performance. Plus, Microsoft offers an automatic update option so it’s easy to receive those updates anytime.
The other thing to consider before upgrading is the number of available upgrades. Windows 10 has been around for a while now and there are new features being added all the time. This means what’s more important than ever is upgrading your software quickly in order to take advantage of these new features on offer.
The New Features in Windows 11
If you’re currently running an earlier version of Windows, the first thing to know is that your Windows 10 installation will now be a dual-boot, meaning you can still keep your old operating system installed. You can also install other operating systems like Linux or BSD on boot media in addition to Windows 10.
The second big new feature to know about is the new Start menu. This new Start menu makes it easier for users to find the right application, file, or program they want because it provides a visual overview of all your installed software. In addition, with Microsoft Edge as your default browser and Cortana available as a personal assistant (or search engine), you have access to some of the most advanced technology available today. There’s even “Windows Timeline,” which allows you to go back and forth between multiple windows in different apps without having to re-open them.
If all that wasn’t enough, there are also several other features in Windows 11 that make this release worth upgrading:
• Windows Defender has been updated with many more protections than before
• An improved gaming experience with DirectX 12
• A better touch interface for PCs with touchscreen displays
What’s the Cost of Upgrading to Windows 11?
You’ll be happy to know that it’s not going to cost you a lot. Windows 11 is available for free and the only requirement is that you have an old version of Windows (Windows 7, 8, or 8.1) installed on your computer. You will also need an internet connection which is needed for the installation process.
If you need more motivation, Microsoft has also released a new game called Solitaire: The Royal Edition which will be available for both Windows 10 and Windows 11 users. It is on sale for $14.99 until October 26th so hurry and get your copy now!
How To Upgrade to Windows 11
Windows 10 is a special version of Windows that is free to download and install. To upgrade your computer to this new version, you need two things: an ISO file for Windows 10, and a USB drive with at least 128 GB of storage. If you don’t have a USB drive, you can use the Media Creation Tool to create one from your ISO file.
Once you have the ISO and USB drive ready, the process is pretty simple. Unplug any external devices from your computer or disable them first so they don’t get in the way.
1) Take the CD/DVD off your computer and place it on top of your USB drive
2) Turn on your computer and follow the instructions on-screen to complete installation
3) Once installation has finished, go back into your BIOS settings and change boot order so that it boots from the USB drive first
FAQs About Windows 11
Q: What’s the difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11?
A: The main difference between windows 10 and windows 11 is that this last one is free. In addition, it has features like a new interface, Cortana, and a virtual desktop.
Q: How do I upgrade my OS to Windows 11?
A: To upgrade your OS to windows 11, you need to have a computer with a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 500MB HD space on your C: drive. You can either download it to your PC or update through Microsoft Update.
With Windows 10, Microsoft has done an amazing job of keeping the operating system up to date and making it as easy as possible for users to upgrade to a new version. Windows 10 is an improvement to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 and essentially is a free upgrade. What’s best is that you can now upgrade to Windows 10 on your old computer. But if you’re not ready to upgrade yet, there are still some things you can do on your old computer to make a difference before you upgrade.
If you are looking for a new computer, be sure to take advantage of Microsoft’s upgrade offer. Microsoft has partnered with HP, Lenovo, Dell and Asus to offer Windows 10 upgrades on select laptops and desktops.