Upgrade from Win 7 to Win 11?

Dr. Internet 1 Reputation point
2021-09-22T17:13:57.297+00:00

The upgrade test program won't run on Win 7 - How do I determine if I can upgrade to Win 11?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,496 Reputation points
    2021-09-23T10:30:49.087+00:00

    Hello,

    Thank you for your question.

    You can download Windows PC Health Check tool to determine your pC Hardware has minimum requirement to be upgraded for Windows 11.

    https://www.microsoft.com › en-us
    Windows Insider Preview PC Health Check Application - Microsoft

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewpchealth&ved=2ahUKEwi9vMO2xJPzAhX3xzgGHf4pAC0QFnoECDcQAQ&usg=AOvVaw309T5Tzs6yBgw0QJmJxVsS


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  2. Kapil Arya 7,931 Reputation points MVP
    2021-09-26T08:58:54.147+00:00

    Windows 11 free upgrade is only for Windows 10 users.

    So this won't work for Windows 7. You've to first upgrade to Windows 10, and then check for Windows 11 eligibility using this PC Health Check app.

    Read FAQs here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/windows-11

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  3. Docs 15,491 Reputation points
    2021-09-26T09:22:36.25+00:00

    According to the latest links it is not possible to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 to Windows 11.

    There are two or three possible methods to install Windows 11:

    1) upgrade Windows 7 > Windows 10 > upgrade to Windows 11
    2) Clean install Windows 10 > upgrade to Windows 11
    3) Clean install Windows 11 (windows 11 is scheduled to be released October 5; this method has not yet been tested)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139745-upgrade-windows-10-windows-7-free.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2267-upgrade-windows-10-a.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/23354-clean-install-windows-10-directly-without-having-upgrade-first.html

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  4. Dr. Internet 1 Reputation point
    2021-09-26T11:13:18.127+00:00

    Read the question. I just want to know if 11 will run on my equipment. I'm not going to start purchasing / upgrading until I am reasonable confident that it will actually run on my hardware. BTW, that's why upgrade test software was developed.

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  5. Docs 15,491 Reputation points
    2021-09-26T12:43:38.583+00:00

    There can be problems or misunderstandings when using the testing tool:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/566238/pc-health-check-shows-incorrect-results-win-11-upd.html?childToView=566343#answer-566343

    Today is September 26, 2021 and Windows 11 is scheduled to be released on October 5.

    At this time you can compare the current computer's hardware and software specifications to what is displayed on this link:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/windows-11
    https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp

    Then you can decide whether you want to attempt upgrading.

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