Without exaggeration, the entire progressive world froze in anticipation of Windows 11 – Microsoft rarely pampers us with new operating systems. Surely, you remember how we were strenuously instilled in the “top ten”, offering a free upgrade from Windows 7. Will the same freebie be rolled out with the new OS?
Microsoft has not yet announced an exact release date for Windows 11, but the site has officially announced that it will be released later this year. To understand whether it will be possible to upgrade to it from the tenth version, you need, first of all, to check compliance with the minimum requirement. Until recently, it was enough to launch the PC Health Check program from the Microsoft website, but just recently the active link disappeared.
According to those who have already used the utility, it disappointed even the owners of relatively fresh PCs – it declared that their hardware was not suitable for updating the OS. So you have to clarify the characteristics in manual mode. This is what the developer requires for a new operating system.
Minimum system requirements for Windows 11
- Processor: dual-core with a clock speed of at least 1 gigahertz (GHz)
- RAM: 4 GB or more
- Storage capacity: 64 GB or more
- System Firmware: UEFI with Secure Boot Support
- Video adapter: DirectX 12 / WDDM 2.x compatible
- Display: from 9 inches with HD resolution (720p)
As you can see. nothing extraordinary. Even run-of-the-mill laptop owners will probably be able to install a new operating system.
Can I upgrade to Windows 11 for free?
Obviously yes. At least Microsoft itself is promising a free update. However, only those users who have a license for Windows 10 will be able to do this. Accordingly, pirated copies and simply non-activated OS are not suitable for the update.
It is possible that a certain period will be allocated for a free update – for example, a year after the official release. There is no exact information on this matter yet.
In the meantime, we are waiting for the release of the new OS, read useful materials about the “top ten”: