How to use the free upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro?

Samara Camacho 0 Reputation points

I currently have a Windows 10 Pro on my desktop pc and I want to use the free upgrade to Windows 11, but I do not want the Windows 11 home edition I need the Windows 11 pro due to work-related stuff. If I update to 11 will the system automatically upgrade me to the Windows 11 home edition? or the Windows 11 pro edition?

Is there a way to do this manually in order to ensure no mistakes are made?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,861 Reputation points

    Upgrade will respect your edition.

    In your case, because you are using Windows 10 Pro, when you upgrade it will upgrade to Windows 11 Pro.

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  3. joshzac 0 Reputation points

    but how do you get it to upgrade?

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  4. workforce45 626 Reputation points

    Hi Samara,


    Upgrading from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro involves a fairly straightforward process. Here are the general steps to follow:

    1. Check System Requirements: Before you start, ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. These requirements include specifications related to the processor, RAM, storage, graphics, and more.
    2. Windows Update: Make sure your Windows 10 Pro system is fully up to date by running Windows Update. This will ensure that you have the latest security updates and improvements. You can also manually check for updates and optional updates in your machine.
    3. Check Compatibility: Download and run the "PC Health Check" tool provided by Microsoft to confirm whether your PC meets the Windows 11 requirements. This tool will give you an idea of whether your hardware is compatible with the new OS.

    1. Get Windows 11: If your PC is compatible, you can create a bootable USB using a media creation tool using a link mentioned below. You either run the setup file directly or Boot the machine using a USB boot priority in BIOS.

    1. Start the Upgrade Process: We also have an option to upgrade it from Windows Updates settings page, if the gives you an option to upgrade. Once the upgrade is available, you'll be prompted to begin the upgrade process. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed. Make sure to back up your important data before proceeding.
    2. Download and Install: The upgrade process involves downloading the Windows 11 installation files and installing them on your system. This can take some time, depending on your internet connection speed and hardware.
    3. Follow Setup Steps: During the installation process, you'll be guided through various setup steps, including selecting your language, region, keyboard layout, and signing in with your Microsoft account. You'll also need to accept the license terms.
    4. Keep Files and Apps: You'll have the option to keep your personal files and apps during the upgrade. Choose this option if you want to retain your existing data and applications.
    5. Wait for Completion: The upgrade process will continue, and your system will restart multiple times. Allow the process to complete without interrupting it.
    6. Set Up Windows 11: Once the upgrade is finished, you'll be greeted with the Windows 11 setup experience. You can customize settings, install additional apps, and personalize your new Windows 11 environment.

    Remember that upgrading your operating system carries some risk, and it's always recommended to back up your important data before proceeding. Additionally, the availability of Windows 11 upgrades might vary depending on the official release schedule and regional availability.

    Please update with your findings.


  5. Hank Davies 0 Reputation points

    Currently, this is no longer possible. now you are forced to buy an organic license, for example here.

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