Windows 11 introduces a new and more Mac-like interface to the operating system. With a streamlined layout featuring rounded corners and pastel colors, the Taskbar and Start menu are now located in the center of the screen. However, if desired, these can be relocated back to the left, as they were in Windows 10. In this guide, we will share how to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10.

Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 with Windows Update

You can manually upgrade to Windows 11 as soon as it becomes available in October 2021, similar to how you would perform a feature update on Windows 10. To manually upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 using Windows Update, follow these instructions:

  • Go to the Settings page.
  • Under Update & Security, click on Windows Update.
  • Check for updates by clicking the Check for updates button.
  • Install the software by clicking the Download and install button.
  • Restart your device by clicking the Restart now button.

Upon completion of these procedures, Windows 11 will be installed on your PC

Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 with Installation Assistant

In addition to the Media Creation Tool, you can also use the Installation Assistant to upgrade any version of Windows 10 to Windows 11. This is necessary because Windows 11 no longer supports in-place upgrades. To upgrade to Windows 11 using the Installation Assistant, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Microsoft Support website.
  • Click the Download Now button under “Windows 11 Installation Assistant.”
  • Double-click on Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe to launch the tool.
  • Click the Accept and install button.”

Upon completion of these steps, the setup will upgrade your device to the new version of the operating system.

Upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 with an ISO file

To upgrade from Windows 10 to 11 using an ISO file, follow these steps

  1. Visit the Microsoft Support website and select Windows 11 from the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section.
  2. Click the Download button and choose the language for installation.
  3. Confirm your selection and download the Windows 11 ISO file.
  4. Right-click the ISO file and select “Open with” > Windows Explorer.
  5. From the left navigation pane, select the mounted drive.
  6. Double-click the Setup file to start the upgrade process.
  7. (Optional) Choose “Not right now” under the “Change how Windows Setup downloads updates” option.
  8. Click Next and accept the terms.
  9. To keep your files and apps, click the Install button to begin the upgrade

To perform a clean installation of Windows 11, choose the “Change what to keep” option, select “Nothing,” click Next, and then click Install.

Upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 with an Insider Program ISO

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Download ISO from Microsoft Insider Preview Download Page

Here is a guide for downloading the ISO file from the official Microsoft website.

  • Open the Microsoft Insider Preview page and scroll down to the “Select Edition” section.
  • From the drop-down menu, select the desired build.
  • Choose the language and click Continue.Click on 64-bit to initiate the download.

Install Windows 11 on your PC

  • Shut down your PC and perform a boot.
  • Power on your PC and press the boot key (e.g. Esc for HP laptops, F12 for Asus laptops – consult your documentation or search online for the boot key for your specific model).
  • Select your USB flash drive and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Click Next, then choose Install Now and select “I don’t have the product key.”
  • Choose the Windows Edition and click Custom. From there, select the “Drive 0 partition” (or the “C” drive partition) and click Format/Next to proceed with the installation.
  • The installation process will take some time and may involve multiple restarts. Once complete, you can remove the USB flash drive.
  • Your PC will boot with Windows 11. Simply complete the setup using your account to finish the installation.
  • That’s it!

We hope that this guide has helped you successfully upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10. Thank you for following along.