Last night, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 11 to eligible users. The new update brings a design overhaul along with some new features and general operating system improvements.
The Redmond giant is currently seeding the update to selected users so that not everyone will see the new update right away. However, if you’re impatient and want to upgrade to Windows 11 immediately, there is an option. Microsoft offers an installation wizard that can download and install Windows 11 on supported systems. You can head to Microsoft website and download the installer. Once downloaded, follow the steps below to upgrade your system to Windows 11.
- Launch the installer and click “Yes” if you get the UAC prompt;
- Once done, you will see the Windows 11 License Agreement along with a confirmation that your PC meets the minimum system requirements to download and install Windows 11. Click “Agree and Install”.
- The installer will now start downloading the Windows 11 update. This process will depend on your internet connection and may take some time.
- After the download is complete, Microsoft will give you a 30 minute warning. This is done so that you won’t lose any work when your PC restarts to install the update. You can click “Restart Now” once you are ready to install the update. Alternatively, you can click “Restart Later” and Microsoft will complete the installation when you are not using the PC.
- Now your system will reboot so that the update can be installed. This step may take some time depending on your hardware. For me, the installation was completed in 10 minutes and I was greeted by the Windows 11 lock screen;
- Here you need to enter your PIN/password (if you have one) so that Microsoft can complete the installation which will take another 5-8 minutes depending on your hardware.
Once done, you will be redirected to the Windows 11 desktop and you can start using the new Windows 11 update.
You can always go back to Windows 10 if you’re unhappy with Windows 11. You can also check out our full Windows 11 update article or one of the more in-depth articles if you want to dive into Windows 11’s features. Windows 11.
Still on the fence about Windows 11? Check out our Windows 11 review to find out if the update is right for you.