Stop expecting Windows 11. With this workaround, you can now download and install the operating system from Microsoft

Stop expecting Windows 11.  With this workaround, you can now download and install the operating system from Microsoft

Tech Highlights:

  • Last month, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 11 to eligible devices, with the new operating system launching on October 5. If you have a suitable computer and are using Windows 10, you may update for free, but many people are still waiting.

  • Microsoft is releasing the OS in stages, your system may not ask you to upgrade right away — in fact, even if you tell your computer to check for updates, you may not discover it. Microsoft stated in an August blog post that “all eligible devices will be provided the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.” You don’t want to wait until the next year? Continue reading to see how the Windows 11 Installation Assistant may save you time when installing Windows 11.

If you’re not in a rush, the Windows 11 update will be pushed to your device at some point in the coming months when Microsoft’s data indicates the upgrade is ready for that device. When the new OS is available to you, the upgrade process will feel similar to a normal Windows 10 update, as long as your device is compatible and meets the minimum requirements needed. (And even if it doesn’t, Microsoft will offer a workaround, but in that case your Windows 11 installation won’t be supported by the company.)

 

Now that the update is rolling out, you can check to see if it’s arrived at your machine by going to “Settings” > “Windows Update.” If you haven’t gotten the upgrade yet, and you want to see if your machine is considered good enough for Windows 11, you can download Microsoft’s PC Health App (click here), which should tell you whether your machine qualifies.

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