how to upgrade windows 8 to 11

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i need to upgrade to windows 10 or 11

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,841 Reputation points

    There is no direct upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 11 and you need to perform a Clean Install and take a note that your system must have minimum requirements. Normally systems running Windows 8 won't be able to run Windows 11. Have a look at: Make sure check the list for supported CPU too. However, for the Windows 10, you should first upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then you may upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

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  2. Docs 15,226 Reputation points

    Is the computer running Windows 8 or 8.1?

    One or more of these links may be useful:





    There is no direct method to upgrade from Windows 8 or 8.1 to Windows 11.

    Most computers running Windows 10 can upgrade to Windows 11 in a supported or unsupported fashion.

    Unsupported installations may not benefit from the improvements in performance, reliability, and security.

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  3. Kapil Arya 7,771 Reputation points MVP

    You need to first update to Windows 10 in order to upgrade to Windows 11.

    But there is no upgrade path between Windows 8 and Windows 10. So here you need upgrade first to Windows 8.1.

    So upgrade path for you: Windows 8 > Windows 8.1 > Windows 10 > Windows 11.

    You also need to check with official PC Health Check app to determine Windows 11 eligibility:

    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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  4. S.Sengupta 16,006 Reputation points MVP