Settings. Select the Start button, then click on Settings.
Update & Security. Click on Update & Security.
Windows Update. Select Check for updates to see if your PC can run Windows 11, or if the upgrade is ready for your PC.
Before you begin
Make sure the device you want to install Windows 11 on meets the minimum system requirements. If your device is currently running Windows 10, we recommend you verify the minimum system requirements using the PC Health Check app. We do not recommend installing Windows 11 on a device that doesn’t meet requirements. For more info, see Installing Windows 11 on devices that don’t meet minimum system requirements.
Windows Update in Settings
If you’re upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend you wait until you’re notified through Windows Update that the upgrade is ready for your device. To check if Windows 11 is ready for your device, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates.
Upgrades to Windows 11 from Windows 10 are free.
If your own Windows 10 PC is definitely the current version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11, an upgrade is probably possible.
If you really want the ultimate and best version of Windows, Windows 11 might be right for you. You may also need to upgrade to Windows 11 if you want the most secure Windows series. Microsoft has been better at talking about how secure Windows 11 is overall due to TPM 2.0 considerations as well as Secure Boot.
This particular Windows 11 2022 update (and known as New PC version 22H2) is available as a free download for users in more than 190 countries, according to Microsoft. It includes several new features and therefore improvements for laptops, desktops and tablets. Is the upgrade worth it? Absolutely.
If you’re adding Windows 10, we recommend killing time until Windows Update notifies you that your device is ready to upgrade. To check if Windows 11 is ready for your PC, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for Updates.
Windows 9 is the latest Windows product. However, we will continue to keep Windows 10 until October 2025. What will happen to my files when I upgrade to Windows 11? By default, all your files and data will be migrated.
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