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MoustafaIsmail-7201 asked AndreasBaumgarten edited

i have worries regarding the update from windows 10 home to windows 11

i have a windows 10 home activated with a digital licence with my Microsoft account does updating require me to get another activation key or an another licence? if yes, will i lose my files and data on my laptop after i update cause i have valuable files on here?

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Reza-Ameri answered

No, firstly you have to check and make sure your device is compatible with the Windows 11, and in this case you may download and run the PC Health Check app to check, the link for download is as follow:
https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp
In case, your device is compatible, you don't have to worry about license or activation, you could upgrade to the Windows 11 and it will use your Windows 10 product key for activation and you just have to make sure your Windows 10 device is fully activated.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hello @MoustafaIsmail-7201,

Thank you for your question.

No, you don't lose, your files or programs are not negatively affected.

I recommend that you go to the link below and click on the first option called "Windows 11 Installation Wizard", it is the simplest to use and the most practical for the upgrade process:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11



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AndreasBaumgarten answered AndreasBaumgarten edited

Hi @MoustafaIsmail-7201 ,

nevertheless the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will normally run smooth without loosing data: If you have valuable files/data on your computer I really recommend to create a backup of this valuable data before starting the upgrade! For instance copy the files on an external drive, usb stick, cloud storage, ....
Even if upgrades are running smooth 1000 times .... "Murphy's law" could hit hard in one of this cases ;-)
Better be safe than sorry!


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Regards
Andreas Baumgarten

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