Don’t want to lose personal files and other data while upgrading? Here are the exact steps to follow to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 without data loss.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Windows 11 is out for the public. To be specific, Windows 11 was released on 5th October 2021. As with any major version, your Windows 10 computer will be automatically upgraded if it meets the minimum Windows 11 system requirements.
Generally, Microsoft releases any major upgrade in waves or batches to monitor the upgrade process and iron out any bugs and problems as and when they appear. That means different people will get the update at different times. One of the best things about waiting for the upgrade to reach your computer is that the upgrade process will be much simpler, and you don’t have to worry about losing personal files.
For the most part, releasing a major upgrade in waves is pretty useful. However, what if you want to manually upgrade to Windows 11 right now without data loss? Thankfully, the Windows 11 upgrade from Windows 10 is seamless. This means you don’t have to worry about data loss.
This easy how-to guide will show you the exact steps to follow to manually upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 without data loss.
Upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 11 without data loss
To upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 without data loss, we will use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant. It will make things much easier as it will do all the work for you. i.e., download the latest Windows 11 iso and upgrade the system.
The first thing you should do is check if your system supports Windows 11. To do that, download the Windows 11 compatibility check tool to check if your computer meets Windows 11 minimum system requirements. If your system meets all the requirements, proceed to the next steps.
Next, download the Windows 11 Installation assistant from the official download page. After downloading, find the executable in the Downloads folder and double-click on it.
On the main screen, click on the “Accept and Install” button. Of course, read the terms before clicking the button.
Note: If the installer asks to run a compatibility check, rerun the compatibility tool and click the “Refresh” button in the installation window.
As soon as you click the button, the installer will start downloading the Windows 11 files. After all the required files are downloaded, the installer will proceed with the installation process. The whole installation process will take around 10 to 15 minutes. As it is installing, you can proceed with your work.
After installing, the installer will ask you to restart the computer. Click on the “Restart Now” button.
Once you click the button, the installer will restart the computer and complete the remaining installation process. Once that is done, your computer will boot into Windows 11. You can log in to it using the Windows 10 user account password.
That is it. It is that simple to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 without data loss.
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