Windows 10 to Windows 11

Manish Chawda 426 Reputation points


Since I have Windows 11 eligible Systems, When I Windows Update Windows 10 PC, there is message to upgrade to Windows 11. I have all the Systems licensed to Windows 10.

Kindly advise as to if I upgrade to Windows 11 will I be licensed to use Windows 11.



Windows 11
Windows 11
A Microsoft operating system designed for productivity, creativity, and ease of use.
8,051 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. Reza-Ameri 16,826 Reputation points

    Yes, when you see the option to upgrade to the Windows 11, it means your device is ready and also your license would be valid after the upgrade. The process is like upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and if you already experience it, during the free upgrade time you could just upgrade your device and it would have been activated and once activation was succeed, you could have reinstalled the Windows 10 later on.
    You will have the same experience for upgrade from the Windows 10 to Windows 11 (considering your hardware is compatible), it will upgrade and when you connected to the internet activation will succeed and then you may reinstall Windows 11 any time you want without entering any product key.

    1 person found this answer helpful.
    0 comments No comments

2 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Kapil Arya 7,591 Reputation points MVP

    Basically Windows 10 to Windows 11 is a free upgrade on eligible devices.

    So yes, your Windows 11 will be licensed after upgrade, as upgrade process does not affects activation status.

    1 person found this answer helpful.
    0 comments No comments

  2. Limitless Technology 39,331 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    I can understand you are having query regarding Windows 10 upgrade to 11.

    If you are able to see upgrade option to Windows 11 then you can go ahead to upgrade it.

    Also , you will not required any separate activation key if you are upgrading within Windows 10 but you may required separate Windows 11 License key if you clean install Windows 11.

    --If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept as answer--

    0 comments No comments