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Here's how to download and install Windows 11

Here’s how to download and install Windows 11

Current Windows users may (or should) try the Windows update first. […]


Have you finally come to the point where you do not want to be without Windows 11? No problem – it’s easy to get the latest operating system from Microsoft.

You can get it in three ways: wait for the Windows 10 update to arrive, trigger a download via the application, or create installation media. Below we will treat you every time.

However, before you get started, you should first check if your computer is compatible with Windows 11. If you get stuck in Windows 10, this may save you time. If you are just starting out (or have not implemented an earlier version of Windows), you can also get a cheap Windows 10 license. Updates are free, giving you full access to Windows 11 features for a pittance.

After confirming that your system is ready to use, you can download Windows 11 as follows.


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Eventually, Windows 11 will be distributed to all users through Windows Update. You should receive notification when it is ready. However, if you have not been notified yet, you can check manually. Start> Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update> Check for updates.

Microsoft recommends using this method more than any other, so it’s absolutely fine if you go the easy route. If some users are forced to upgrade quickly, they may encounter hardware and software issues. Overall, there may be benefits to waiting – Windows 11 is constantly being updated and added over time.

Note: This method is the only way to get Windows 11 on PCs with an ARM processor (eg Qualcomm Snapdragon chips).

Windows 11-Installation Assistant

After passing the PC Health Check App compatibility check, you should see this screen in Installation Wizard (C) PC World

Windows Update Haven’t dropped Windows 11 yet? For PCs with an Intel or AMD processor, you can proceed with the Windows 11 setup wizard. The program has an easy-to-use interface that oversees the download and installation of Windows 11.

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Load Installation Guides Download and run to get started. If you die PC Health Check App Your computer is not yet compatible with Windows 11 and you will be prompted to download and install this application. After getting the green light, you can proceed with Windows 11.


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Sometimes you will need to use or use a bootable USB or DVD to install Windows 11 – maybe the installation wizard will not work when you upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11. Or you may want to wipe Windows 10 completely, which may require a clean installation, or you have a PC that does not yet have the operating system installed.

It contains the files needed to create the installation media Windows 11-Download From Microsoft. Existing Windows users can use Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, which handles downloads for both USB drives and DVDs. Mac and Linux users need to download the Windows 11 ISO file.

After that, you will have to take some extra steps to create your disks. The media generator only creates bootable USB drives. Burn the DVDs yourself after the download is complete. If you have downloaded the ISO file directly, you will also need to create a bootable USB drive or DVD.

Don’t forget!

After you download Windows 11, you need to install it as well. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, we recommend that you register with us in advance Checklist for Upgrading to Windows 11 As well as our guide to that Upgrading to Windows 11 See. Before installing Windows 11, you should definitely make a backup of your computer (if you have one). Even if you want to keep all your files and applications, a simple update can sometimes go wrong.

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