Windows 11 free upgrade.

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  1. onejayhawk

    onejayhawk Afflicted with reason

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    My wife wants to know if we should do it. The laptop is a couple of years old and the desktop is refurbished business model, so age unknown.

    Considerations and opinions?

    J
     
  2. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    You can't necessarily.
    There are some specific requirements for Win11, which the hardware must satisfy, and especially older ones doesn't. I think MS should have a tool to detect if your machine is compatible.
     
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    Laurana Kanan Don’t underestimate who I am. Moderator

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    If it doesn't show up under Windows Update, you'll need to d/l the PC Health Check App (at the bottom of the page here). It will tell you if your computer will run Win11, and if not, what issues are present that you can correct. IMO, even if the computer meets the minimum specs I don't think it's really a worthwhile upgrade (from Win10) for most general users at this time. Win10 support goes to 2025, so personally I'm not going to upgrade for awhile.
     
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    Is the upgrade available already? I thought it was only just announced as in development?
     
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    Ah thanks, I wonder if my creaking rig can run it. Might check it out!
     

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