How to Upgrade to Windows 11 for Free

 Microsoft announced the roll-out of Windows 11 later this year and also announced that some of the current Windows 10 PC's are eligible for a free upgrade. Microsoft plans to support the existing Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.

The following are the minimum system requirements for a free Windows 11 upgrade:

  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB or greater system storage
  • 64-Bit Processor having minimum speed 1 Ghz with 2 Cores
  • The system should be capable of Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and secure boot
  • Graphics card having DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Display should be greater than 9 inches with HD Resolution
  • The system should support Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0
  • Active Internet connection with Microsoft Account

You can use the Microsoft PC Health Check app to determine if your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11.

Once you download the app, run it on your current PC, it will check the configuration and give you the result whether your current PC is eligible to upgrade or not, as shown in the following screenshot.

In the preceding message, Because my current system does not support secure boot, my PC does not support the Windows 11 Free Upgrade. 

Most of the existing Windows 10 PC's lack the secure boot and UEFI feature support, which results in them not being eligible for the free upgrade.

If you are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11, then the PC health check up tool shows the next steps to upgrade to Windows 11.


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