Updating to Windows 11 brings the power of being creative and productive. With Windows 10 being an operating system that’s been around for quite a while now, it lacks some features that can only be accessed upon performing an update. In case you’re wondering, here’s how to update windows 10 to Win 11.
How to get the update
To get the update, you can either download it from Microsoft’s website or use the Windows Update Assistant.
The best way to update is by downloading the update assistant and following its instructions. The update assistant will automatically check for any updates that need to be installed on your computer, including this one! You’ll have to restart your computer after installing this update (unless you have antivirus software or a firewall).
Requirements to use the Update Assistant
To use the Update Assistant, you need to have Windows 10 installed on your computer. If your version of Windows is not updated to be compatible with Windows 11, it may still be possible for you to roll back to an earlier version of the operating system (e.g., Windows 7 or 8). However, because Microsoft has discontinued support for those older operating systems with this update, they will no longer receive security updates and other fixes from their manufacturer or provider.
In addition, using the Update Assistant requires an internet connection in order for it to download updates automatically when necessary, if there’s a problem downloading an update but then do not cancel out of its installation process – this could leave behind files after rebooting!
Windows experience index
The Windows experience index (WEI) is a metric used by Microsoft to measure the performance of its operating system and applications. The WEI score is calculated using metrics such as boot time, application launch times, and responsiveness. A low score means that your system will perform poorly when compared to other computers with similar hardware specifications. You can find out more about getting your WEI here.
Windows 10 version history
If you’re on version 10 or above, then you’ll be able to see how much RAM (RAM = Random Access Memory) has been installed on your computer by opening Settings > System > About > Advanced system settings (on older versions of Windows 10 this will be under Control Panel). You’ll need the amount of RAM installed in order for it to display correctly here; if there isn’t any available memory left then it won’t show anything at all!
Media creation tool
- Download the Media Creation Tool.
- Use the Media Creation Tool to create an ISO file and a bootable USB drive.
- To download the Media Creation Tool, click here
- System requirements:
- A processor that supports Intel’s 14 nm process or later.
- 16 GB of RAM or more.
- Graphics card that supports DirectX 12 or later.*
Manually check for and install updates
For those of you who prefer to do things manually, here’s how:
- Go to Start and type “troubleshoot”. Click on it and select “Update and recovery” from the results.
- In the next window that opens up, click “Check for Updates”. This will check for any updates available for your computer. If there are any available (and they’re not already installed), install them immediately!
You can use the Update Assistant to check for updates and install them.
- To run the Update Assistant, do one of the following:
- Click Start > All Programs > Windows Accessories > Command Prompt. In Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions, click Start > All apps > Accessories and type Command Prompt in the search box; from there, select Command Prompt from the results list. A new window opens with a prompt at its bottom asking if you want to open an elevated command prompt (see below).
- Press Enter to start an elevated command prompt session—that is, one that uses administrator privileges so you can access protected folders or files on your PC without having to enter a password first—and then type CMD at the prompt’s command line.*
Updating through Windows Update assistant
To update your computer through Windows Update assistant:
- Download the updated assistant from this Microsoft website.
- When prompted, select Run as Administrator.
- Follow the prompts on your screen.
Here are your options to update windows 11
Here are your options to update to windows 11:
- Update using the update assistant
- Use the media creation tool
- Manually check for and install updates
So, now that you know how to update to windows 11 manually, we hope you feel more confident in your ability to do it. If all goes well and you’re still running on version 1607 (or older) of Windows 10, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of the operating system by following these steps:
WARNING: We cannot guarantee that this process will be successful. You might encounter unexpected issues with the update process or if it does work correctly there may still be bugs left over from earlier updates that could affect stability or performance on your computer after installing this update. If in doubt please back up before proceeding with any further steps outlined below!