Microsoft has now started rolling out Windows 11 update worldwide after the public announcement. The Windows 11 update will be initially available to eligible new Windows 10 PCs only, followed by existing Windows 10 devices eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Microsoft expects to offer Windows 11 update to all eligible Windows 10 PCs by mid-2022.
We will use a measured and phased process in offering Windows 11 as we have done with Windows 10 feature updates. Our objective is to provide you with a smooth upgrade experience. We will begin to offer the upgrade to eligible new devices first1,2. Then, as with previous rollouts, we will study device health data and other signals to determine the pace at which Windows 11 is offered via Windows Update.
Over time, we will make Windows 11 available to existing (in-market) devices based on hardware eligibility, reliability metrics and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know via the Windows Update Settings page when it’s available. We expect all eligible Windows 10 devices to be offered the upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.
You can check whether your Windows 10 PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 by using Windows 10 PC health check app. While the Windows 11 update will be available for your Windows 10 PC via Windows update, there are more ways in which you can update. Keep in mind that your PC should be eligible for Windows 11 and also it shouldn’t be in the block list because of Windows 11 known issues.
How to upgrade your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11:
Here are four ways in which you can update to Windows 11 update.
- Via Windows update for installing the update
- Using Windows 11 installation assistant
- Using Media Creation tool
- Download ISO and create bootable USB
Using windows update:
On the Settings page, navigate to Update & security > Windows Update and check for updates. Being phased roll-out you may or may not get it right away, as explained by Microsoft. If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the option to download and install will appear as shown in the image below. If you want to install Windows 11, simply select Download and install.
Using Windows 11 installation Assistant:
Either click here to download update assistant or go to this page and click on “download now”. This option is suitable for upgrading the individual PC that you are working on. For creating a bootable USB use the Media creation tool option.
Using Media Creation Tool:
You can use Media creation tool to upgrade to Windows 11 update or to Create Bootable USB Drive for a different PC. Check our how-to for our step by step tutorial on how to use the Media Creation tool.
Download ISO and create a bootable USB:
You can download official ISO images for Windows 11 update by clicking here. You can refer to our tutorials on how to create a bootable USB drive using ISO images and how to do a fresh Windows installation.