How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10?

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We talked about what we really know Windows 11, now let’s see how it will be possible to switch to Windows 11, as soon as it is released.

ISO leaked? No thanks

We absolutely do not recommend using the disclosed ISO, especially if the main PC we are using is the same update recipient.

In fact, ISOs of this type are anything but stable and should be used with great caution. Now let’s see the methods that will be available to update the system.

Free upgrade from Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

As we know, it is still possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, from a regularly licensed Windows 7/8.

It looks like the same procedure will also be possible for upgrading to Windows 11, good news for all owners of laptops or desktops purchased in recent years. For this type of update, it will only be possible to use the media creation tool.

Obviously, the confirmation will only take place on June 24, the official day of the presentation of the new Windows 11. But what will be the installation procedures? Probably the “usual”, let’s see which ones.

July 2021 Update: According to some recent statements Microsoft suggests performing a clean install to upgrade operating systems prior to Windows 10, updates will follow

Via the update wizard

Windows 10 May 2021 Update is available for download

Update Assistant is a quick and easy way to update your PC. As soon as the tool is available, we will post the direct link.

Windows 10 May 2021 Update is available for download

Once opened, the software will do a little check. Immediately after, the software will ask you to update to the latest version of Windows 10 and then click on Update.

Windows 10 May 2021 Update is available for download

After a compatibility check, if the device is compatible, click Go on. Soon after, it will download the latest version and at the end it will ask you to restart.

Windows 10 May 2021 Update is available for download

On restart, the usual update procedure starts. At the end, if all went well, you will have updated to the latest version.

Via the media creation tool

A tool to update your PC without losing data is via Media creation tool.

So let’s continue Windows 11 download page (not yet online) and click on Download the tool. Double click on the file and in User Control click Yes.

Once launched, the software will continue with the preliminary options. Read it Applicable notices and license conditionsand click on the button I accept. Then the tool will check if the system is ready for installation. On the page that will open, click Update your PC now.

Continue with the wizard and at the end of the installation you will have updated your PC.

We posted the video regarding Windows 10 but overall the process will be very similar, the graphics and some screens will definitely change.

Other ways to download ISO are via RG-ADGUARD and through HEIDOC.

All this, when?

As reported by Zac Bowden, the public release will probably take place around October, not before, even for a purely commercial question. We believe that from June 24, the day of the special event dedicated to the new system, there is the possibility for Insiders to test Windows 11 beta versions in advance.

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