💻 How to download and install Windows 11? Instructions, tips & tricks!
Windows 11 has been launched! In this blog you will find practical tips for getting started with Windows 11.
What is the release date for Windows 11?
Windows 11 has been available since 5 October 2021.
Windows 11 will be available from 5 October 2021 via a free upgrade only for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs.
Is my computer ready for Windows 11?
You can check if your computer is ready for Windows 11 via Health Check. Requirements of Windows 11 can be found at the bottom of this blog.
Health Check -> https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
How to install Windows 11 with Microsoft's installation assistant?
Windows 11 is available to the public as of today, 5 October 2021. If you want to test Windows 11 soon after the release, you can most easily work with Installation Assistant.
You can download this assistant from: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2171764 or from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11.
After downloading, open this software in downloads: Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe
In the first Wizard, after the validation of the requirements, select: Accept and install.
Download Windows 11 from the Installation Assistant.
Read more about this Windows 11 upgrade with screenshots at: Installing Windows 11 with the Microsoft Installation Assistant (365tips.be)
Can you upgrade to Windows 11 for free?
All Windows 10 users with a legitimate licence will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11 in the first few months of 2022.
Windows 11 for Microsoft Partners
Windows 11 insider preview introduction
What is the Windows Insiderprogram?
Microsoft wants people to test the first builds before they are released to the general public and that is where the Insiderprogramcomes in handy. Microsoft describes the Insiderprogramas "a community of millions of the biggest Windows fans who get to be the first to see what the future holds. The idea behind the Insider-programis to allow developers to test early builds of Windows OS.
Register in the Windows Insiderprogramvia this link: Windows Insider
Register as a Windows 11 insider (Beta versions)
To test beta versions of Windows 11, go to Browseand start as a Windows Insider. You can do this with your personal or work account.
Onboarding in the Windows 11 insider-program?
After registering for the Windows Insiderprogramon the Internet or directly via Settings > Update and Security > Windows Insiderprogram, please register your PC for Flight Insider Preview builds via this option. Read more
Windows Insider Program -> Link a Windows Account.
Choose an account to log in as an Insider.
Select -> Dev Channel
Dev Channel = Windows 11.
Install Windows 11 insider preview 10.0.22000.51 (Co_release)!
Press "restart now".
Microsoft won't stop you from installing Windows 11 on older PCs
Microsoft announced that they will not stopMicrosoft Windows 11 on older PCs. Although the software maker has recommended hardware requirements for Windows 11 - which it largely sticks to - a restriction to install the operating system will only be enforced if you try to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 via Windows Update.
This means that anyone with a PC with an older CPU that does not officially pass the upgrade test can still go ahead and download an ISO file of Windows 11 and install the operating system manually.
Hardware requirements - system requirements for Windows 11
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (AMD, ARM, Intel, etc.)
- Working memory: at least 4 GB.
- Storage: minimum 64 GB available storage space.
- Security: TPM version 2.0, UEFI firmware, Secure Boot compatible.
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In this blog Ryan Maskell explains in detail how you can get started without a TPM-chip. How to Install Windows 11 without TPM / with unsupported CPU - WinBuzzer
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