How To Upgrade Windows 10 To Windows 11 Without Losing Data

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If you want to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, then I will show you how you can do that. But if you find any kind of ISO file on the internet, then that is not a valid file. Because right now, Windows 11 is available as an Insider preview only for the developer channel. 

So, if you find any kind of iso claiming to be Windows 11, then avoid those kinds of iso because it may contain malware. 

Windows 11 System Requirements For Upgrade To Windows 11

So, I am at my desktop. First, before updating, we need to keep in mind a few points. Don’t be in a hurry. We have to do it skillfully and properly. 

First, you need to match the system Requirements. Is our system matching the minimum system requirements or not. Yes, Microsoft has set some minimum requirements that you need to match to upgrade windows 10 to windows 11.

Windows 11 System Requirements To Update

System Processor

You need to have a 1 GHz or above the processor and with this important line with 2 cores. You can see my System Processor in the picture. I have an Intel core-i7. See, I have more than 1 GHz and 2 cores. Then you can upgrade WIndows 10 to windows 11, otherwise no. 

The second point is 64-bit architecture. Microsoft now didn’t support 32-bit architecture from Windows 11. That means the system type should be an X64-based PC, as you can see. You can go to search and type system information, and from there, you can view your processor, system type, etc… 

System RAM

The third point is the memory which should be at least 4GB of RAM. As you can see in my case, it is 6GB RAM. 

System Disk

The next point which is very, very important is storage. You need to have at least 64 GB of disk space to use windows 11, and in my case, it is more than 64 GB

So these are some minimum requirements you need to match. I know this post is a bit longer, but if you stay with this, then you don’t need to look at someone else ‘s my guarantee. 

TPM 2.0 and Secure BootUEFI

Next is system firmware that means your pc/laptop should be booted from UEFI mode. As you can see, my boot mode is legacy right now. But check my previous post on how to enable UEFI, TPM, and secure boot from bios.

Graphics Card

If you have a trusted platform module or not, your graphics card should support DirectX 12. So these are the system requirements in order to install or upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11. and if your laptop or desktop is not too old, then it should have that TPM chip, and your graphics card should support DirectX 12. Microsoft will launch this tool. I mean, In the system requirement checker tool in coming months.

Now we have matched all the requirements, and we will move toward our next step to Upgrade windows 10 to windows 11. Suppose your PC is old or does not meet this requirement. you can still install windows 11 without getting the “this PC can’t RUN Windows 11.”

NOTE: You need to have 10 GB of free space in your C drive. If you don’t match this rule then after updating your C drive will be full and you can’t access your system. which I don’t want to happen with you.

How to Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11

Okay. Now if you want to get Windows 11 then you have to join The Insider program by Microsoft. If you are experiencing any problems after upgrading, you can roll back to window 10 from windows 11 again.

1. Go to Start and then Setting.

2. Next, go to the Update and security option. 

3. Now, you have to find this Windows Insider program at the bottom, Click on it. And you can see this screen (Picture) Windows Insider program. Here You should see an option called “Get Started.”

If you can’t see this button, the main cause is your Diagnostic data feedback is disabled. So you need to join the Windows Insider program. You have to allow your computer to send Diagnostic and feedback data to Microsoft. So you have to enable optional diagnostic data. 

Windows Insider Programme

You need to go to the Privacy setting and enable it. or you need to click on the “Go to diagnostics & feedback settings to turn on optional diagnostic data” option and it will take you to that settings window. 

Diagnostics & Feedback

By default it is selected “Required diagnostic data”. You need to change it to “Optional diagnostic data”. Then enable all these options :

  1. Improve inking and typing.
  2. Tailored experiences.
  3. View diagnostic data.

All these options should be turned on. 

Link your PC with Microsoft Diagnostic & Feedback to Upgrade windows 10 to Windows 11

4. Now, let’s go back to the Windows Insider program. Click on the “Get started” option button. Now, Microsoft will ask you to link your Microsoft account. So you must have a Microsoft account. Now, select Microsoft account, click on the Continue. Enter your Email ID and password. and after that, Microsoft will link your computer to the Windows Insider program.

Read More: How To Install Windows 11 Official Step By Step

5. Next, you can see this screen, Choose your Insider settings. There are three options for:

  • Dev Channel 
  • Beta Channel 
  • Release preview Channel 
Select Dev channel to upgrade to windows 11

Windows 11 is available for developer Channel right now Only. In the coming months, it will be available to Beta Channel and it will be available on Release Preview Channel just a few days before official consumer relations. So if you want to install Windows 11 right now, then you have to select the developer channel. 

Developer Channel – Windows 11 would be less stable, you will get all the new codes first. And in the beta Channel, the beta channel is more stable, kind of thing.

The Release Preview Channel – is just the actual release preview version. That is what consumers are going to get. 

6. So you have to select the Developer Channel and click on Confirm. Again click on Confirm, Now, it will ask you to restart your system, click on Restart. And Windows 10 will install some updates during restart.

7. After the quick Restart, you need to go to Settings again, Next Update and security, and check for the latest updates. 

Update if any pending update available

Now, you may or may not see Windows 11 updates on this update page, but if you are getting other updates of Windows 10, then you have to download and install those updates first, and after that, restart your windows and check for the updates again. So I tried to download this Windows 10 version 21h one, but it didn’t go through.

Now I got this Windows 11 update available on my pc

But I checked for the update again, and I can see that Windows 11 Insider preview is downloading. So you have to check for the update a few times if you are not getting that Windows 11 Insider preview on the update page.

So you have to try it a few times, and after that, it will download Windows 11 and install it. And when it asks you to restart, then click on restart now, and Windows 10 should restart. And you would see these updates are underway for a long time. So you have to wait for that. (Now you are very close to Upgrade Windows 10 To Windows 11).

Updates are underway Blue screen

During this update you should see this kind of blue screen that Windows 11 is installing. Basically, you have to wait till it downloads and install Windows 11 on your PC and it may take a lot of time. It took me around one or two completely to download and install the Windows 11 upgrade. 

Now Happily Upgraded to Windows 11
Now Happily Upgraded to Windows 11

You can see that I have upgraded Windows 10 to Windows 11 without any problem. And also my Windows 10 was not activated because I am using this virtual machine, so I didn’t activate that, but you can see that still I have successfully upgraded to Windows 11 from non-activated Windows 10. So you can do that as well. 

Read More: How To Remove Activate Windows 11 Watermark Permanently

So if you want to Upgrade Windows 10 To Windows 11. Then in short:

You have to join the Windows Insider program, link your Microsoft Account and join the Developer Channel. And after that, you need to restart your Windows PC, then check for updates, if download is available, download it and install Windows 11 updates.

Then you have to just wait, wait, wait and after that you will be able to see Windows 11.

And also, I can see that the UI has been changed in this build of Windows 11 earlier. I have tested that leaked version of Windows 11, but I can see this version is different. This build is different, Also, press the Bell icon to get notified about new 

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