How to Upgrade to Windows 11 for Free

Hello Windows lovers, in this post I am going to show you how you can upgrade your Windows operating system to Windows 11 for free. To upgrade Windows laptops and Desktops to Windows 11 – the Minimum hardware requirements are as follows and if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements which we are going to check with a completely free tool offered by Microsoft. So if your system meets minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11 Microsoft will upgrade your Windows operating systems for free when it rolls out Windows 11  late 2021.

First we need to go ahead and run the PC health check checker tool to find out whether your system meets the windows 11 hardware requirements the requirements are minimum and you only need to have at least 4 GB of RAM, a  latest processor preferably from Intel, 64 GB of storage SSD is recommended, a graphic card which support direct x 11, And secure boot firmware on your motherboard.

  1. 4 GB of RAM
  2. Latest Processor
  3. 64 GB of storage,
  4. Graphic card which support direct x 11
  5. secure boot firmware on your motherboard

Remember these are the minimum hardware requirements if you would like to use features that Windows 11 has to offer there are features specific hardware that I need to have installed on your system or as a peripheral device.

Download Windows 11 Compatibility Checker

If you like to run the compatibility checker tool which is basically PC health tool offered by Microsoft simply go ahead and download this free tool on your Windows operating system and run it  but if you would like to see how it’s done I have created a demo video and you can watch the video before you run the compatibility checker tool on your system.

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Simply download and install Windows 11 compatibility checker app on your Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 to find out whether your system is ready for Windows 11.

Free Upgrade to Windows 11

Ok so now I have Run the compatibility checker tool and if it says that your system qualify for free upgrade once Windows 11 is rolled out your system will be upgraded to Windows 11 for completely free if it doesn’t I would suggest you simply go ahead and upgrade your hardware and here are the recommended hardware for windows 11. 

Remember Windows 11 is a completely new operating system which offers a lot of features that no other operating system is offering out there right now. You need to have robust hardware to run this giant Windows 11 operating system. Windows 11 is designed for the next decade and post Covid-19 era.

Most people will need to have upgraded firmware and graphic cards of at least 2GB because Windows 10 runs the games that can be played on consoles so you need to have at least 2 GB of  graphics card installed on your system. 

Graphics Card For Windows 11

Most probably your system is missing a compatible graphic card for Windows 11. I have curated a list of graphic cards for Windows 11 that you can view here.

Processors (CPU) for Windows 11

if you system is old, was build long back then you might consider upgrading your processor (CPU) too. I have curated a list of Intel processor that will enable other hardware specific feature of Windows 11 that you cannot get with other CPUs.

Related:   Windows 11 System Requirement: Check Compatibility

You can find a list of CPUs for Windows 11 here.

Windows 10 to Windows 11

To upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 you only have to meet the minimum hardware requirements and  I am going to demonstrate how you can do that for completely free using an application offered by Microsoft.  if your system meets the minimum hardware requirements for windows 11 you don’t need to worry your Windows 10 will be upgraded to Windows 11 automatically when it rolls out late 2021.