How to download and install Windows 11 Officially from Microsoft

By
Istehsan Ahmad
On
October 10, 2021
Windows 11 is finally here and you can install Windows 11 on your pc, without joining the windows insider program. Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
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Windows 11 is finally here and you can install Windows 11 on your pc, without joining the windows insider program. Windows 11 comes with impressive features such as widgets, a centered start menu, all new smooth animations, rounded corners, and much more. Windows 11 is a free upgrade for windows 10.

As this is a newly launched version of windows, so you might face some problems. But anyway, there are 3 ways from which you can upgrade your windows from windows 10 to 11.

  1. From Windows Assistant
  2. By creating windows installation media
  3. By downloading windows 11 Disk images (ISO)

But Windows 11 has some requirements.

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with at least two cores on a compatible 64-bit processor from Intel, AMD, or QUALCOMM
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: at least64GB Storage
  • System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
  • Display: 720p, 8-bit per colour channel, at least 9-inch diagonal
  • Internet Connection and Microsoft Account: Windows 11 Home requires an active internet connection or a Microsoft account.

You can still be able to use Windows 11 Pro without Microsoft account. The main problem is processor requirements. As you can see that the processor requirements are very restrictive. You will need at least an 8th gen intel processor, and AMD Ryzen 200-series processors, and newer versions.

How to tell if my pc supported or not?

So how can you tell that your PC is supported for windows 11 or not? This is very simple you can download PC Health Check Application.

PC Health Check Application - PC Hardware Supported
Image credit (Microsoft)

If you see the above message then it means that your pc hardware is eligible for windows 11. If you see this message

Pc Health Check Tool - You are not eligible for windows 11 upgrade

it means that your pc hardware is not supported.

Now it does not mean that you cannot install windows 11. You can still be able to install windows 11. But you have to bypass the requirements of windows 11. See this article.

If your Pc is eligible then you can go to the next step.

How to Upgrade to Windows 11 Using Microsoft Windows Installation Assistant

Before you start this process please make sure that you take a full backup of your important data. In case of anything goes wrong so you have a backup of your data.

Once done, move towards Windows 11 Download Page.

Windows 11 Download Page

There are 3 methods of upgrading to Windows 11. The easiest and safest one is by using Microsoft Windows 11 installation Assistant.

Windows 11 Installation Assistant

Download the Windows 11 Installation Assistant tool. After downloading the file. Execute the file as Administrator rights.

Windows 11 Installation Assistant File
Windows 11 Installation Assistant File Explorer Run as administrator

Click yes for administrator rights.

Now you will see that it telling us to check the PC Health Check app to check the compatibility of your hardware.

Get Pc Health Check App

Just click on the Get PC Health Check app.

After clicking on this link you will be head over PC Health app.  Don’t close the Windows 11 Installation Assistant window.

After downloading the .exe file open the .exe file.

Accept the terms in the License Agreement>Install>Finish

After its finish installing you will see a window like this

PC HEALTH APP
Click on Check now. And it will automatically detect your hardware and inform you if your hardware is eligible for a windows 11 upgrade.
Eligible 1

As you can see my PC meets windows 11 requirements.

Now go back to Windows 11 Installation Assistant window.

Click on Refresh. After refreshing, you will go to the next step

after refreshing

This message will appear. Congratulations you can move to the next step.

Click on Accept and install. Now it will download windows 11. The speed of this process depends upon your internet speed.

installing

Keep in mind that. After downloading it verify the download. So be patient.

Restrat now

Once every important process is completed. A message appears, Your PC needs to restart to install windows 11. Before clicking on Restart now. Make sure to save any unsaved work. And after clicking on Restart now. Your Windows will restart and install windows 11. And that’s all. This is the complete process of installing windows 11 using Microsoft Windows 11 Installation Assistant.