Waiting with Upgrading to Windows 11
Can I continue to use Windows 10 and not upgrade to Windows 11? You do not have to upgrade to Windows 11 yet. You can continue to use Windows 10 until October 14, 2025. Past that date, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 10.
Windows 11 Installation Time
How long does it take to install Windows 11? Downloading and installing Windows 11 will most likely take longer than a typical Windows 10 feature update. You can use your computer while you are downloading Windows 11 and then you have the option to schedule the install to happen at a specific time when you are not planning…
Validity of Free Windows 11 Upgrade
How long will the free Windows 11 upgrade offer last? The free upgrade offer does not have a specific end date for eligible systems. However, Microsoft reserves the right to eventually end support for the free offer. This end date will be no sooner than one year from general availability.
Windows 11 Upgrade Costs
How much does it cost to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11? According to Microsoft's official announcement, it is free. But only Windows 10 computers that are running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications will be able to upgrade. For more information on how you can check to…
Windows 11 Upgrade File and Data Transfer
If I upgrade to Windows 11, what will happen to my files? By default, all your files and data will be transferred during the upgrade. However, Microsoft still recommends backing up your files before installing the upgrade.
Windows 11 Upgrade Disk Space Requirements
Does Windows 11 take up more space on my computer than Windows 10? Windows 11 and Windows 10 require approximately the same amount of disk space. However, during the upgrade process extra space is required. Windows will clean up this extra disk space about 10 days after the upgrade is complete.
Upgrading to Windows 11 in S Mode
Can I upgrade my Windows 10 computer to Windows 11 if I am running S mode? Windows 10 Home Edition to Windows 11 Home Edition in S Mode If your computer meets the minimum hardware specifications, the Windows 10 Home edition in S mode can upgrade to the Windows 11 Home edition in S mode. If you want to check if your…
Upgrading to a New Version of Your Windows Edition
What edition of Windows 11 will I get when I upgrade? The free upgrade is for the same edition as you have on your Windows 10 device. If you have Windows 10 Home edition, you will be upgraded to Windows 11 Home edition.
Upgrade VS. Update
What is the difference between Windows upgrade and update? Update A Windows update can consist of bug and security fixes and new features in a version of Windows. They tend to roll out throughout the year. Upgrade An upgrade is when versions change. For example, moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11, or moving editions from…
Windows 11 Compatibility with Older Computers
Can a really old computer run Windows 11? You can use the PC Health Check app to determine if your device is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Many computers that are less than four years old will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. They must be running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware…