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How to Force Upgrade to Windows 11 24H2 (2024)

Windows 11 24H2 is the latest version of Windows 11 and improves and adds a lot of new features. As always, Microsoft releases the update in waves. That means, most users won’t get the update as soon as it is available. If you can’t wait to try out the new version, in this article, I will show three methods to force install or upgrade your computer to Windows 11 24H2. Let’s get started.

Before You Start

  • You need administrator rights to upgrade to Windows 11 24H2.
  • The entire upgrade process will take around 15 minutes. So, perform the upgrade when you have spare time.
  • Before starting the upgrade process, back up all your important files.
  • To install the Windows 11 24H2 upgrade, your computer should meet all the system requirements.

Force Install Windows 11 24H2 Using Settings

If you want to force a Windows 11 24H2 upgrade and yet are not in any hurry, you can use the Settings app. You’ll still depend on Microsoft’s upgrade wave but in most cases, you will receive the update as soon as possible.

  1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
  2. Go to the Windows Update tab on the sidebar.
  3. On the right panel, turn “ON” the Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available toggle.
  4. Close the Settings app.
  5. Restart your computer.
turn on latest updates toggle

That’s it. Windows 11 will automatically upgrade to 24H2 as soon as possible.

Use Windows 11 Installation Assistant to Install Windows 24H2

If you want to upgrade to Windows 11 24H2 as soon as possible and don’t want to wait, you can use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant, an official tool from Microsoft.

  1. Open the official Windows 11 download assistant page.
  2. Click the Download Now button under “Windows 11 Installation Assistant.”
  3. Find and double-click on the downloaded exe file.
  4. On the main screen, click Accept and Install.
  5. The assistant will automatically download the latest version and upgrade your computer to Windows 11 24H2.
download Windows 11 installation assistant

Use Media Creation Tool to Install Windows 11 24H2

As an alternative, you can use the Media Creation Tool to upgrade to Windows 11 v24H2. The best thing about this method is that you can either download Windows 11 24H2 ISO or create a bootable USB directly. Since you have an ISO or USB bootable device, you can upgrade your computer and other computers. I’ve already written a detailed article on how to do this, check out the list to learn how.

select usb flash drive option

To put it simply, if you need a flexible method to upgrade to Windows 11 24H2 or need to upgrade multiple computers, using the Media Creation Tool is the way.

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