Windows 11 is now available for all. The updates are rolling out to the existing Windows 10 PCs. If your PC is configured enough to run Windows 11, in this guide we show you how to get Windows 11 now.
After serving the users with Windows 10 for over 5 years, it is now the time for the release of Windows 11 from Microsoft. Every Windows 10 PC will get the new Windows 11 in a gradual phase in the form of updates. In the first round, only the eligible PCs will get it, then they will study your PC’s health and other data and analyze if it can run Windows 11 or not. If your PC seemed okay, you will get Windows 11 update in the next phase. Microsoft projects that every PC that is currently running on Windows 10 will be upgraded to Windows 11 by mid-2022. Let’s see how we can get Windows 11.
How to get Windows 11 now
There are two ways using which you can get Windows 11.
- New Windows 11 PC
- Upgrade from Windows 10
Let’s see them in detail.
1] New Windows 11 PC
The various Windows 10 PCs available to buy in the market are the first ones to get upgraded to Windows 11. The manufacturers of various brands are now shipping out their PCs with Windows 11 instead of Windows 10.
2] Upgrade from Windows 10
If your PC is running on Windows 10 currently and want to get Windows 11, your PC must meet the configuration requirements determined by Microsoft. You should check the eligibility and then proceed to get Windows 11, if eligible. You can also use PC Health Check Tool to get detailed Windows 11 eligibility results and know why your PC is not eligible also using a few tools. The tool runs a test to check if your PC meets the system requirements to run Windows 11.
If your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11, you have to check if the upgrades are ready for your PC. To do so,
- Open Settings
- Click on Update & Security
- Select Windows Update tab
- Then, click on Check for Updates
- Click on Download and install, if updates are available
Let’s get into the details of the process.
After knowing that your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11, open the Settings app on your Windows 10 pc using the Win+I keyboard shortcut or from the Start Menu.
Then, click on the Updates & Security tab in the Settings app. On the Updates & Security page, the Windows Update tab is selected by default. If not, click on the Windows Update tab. Now, click on Check for updates button.
It will find the updates available for your PC. If the Windows 11 updates are ready, it will show you. Then, click on the Download and install button to install Windows 11.
It will take a few minutes to download and install Windows 11 on your Windows 10 PC. Your PC may restart one or two times in the middle of the process.
Can I download Windows 11 right now?
Yes, you can download Windows 11 right now if your Windows 10 PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. If the requirements are not met, you cannot download and install Windows 11 through updates.
How can I download Windows 11 for free?
Windows 11 is available for free for the existing Windows 10 PCs. The only thing is you have to make sure your PC meets the requirements set by Microsoft to install Windows 11. If your PC does not meet the requirements currently, you may get Windows 11 updates in the future according to Microsoft.