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    So my one – and only – computer that can handle Windows 11 is a Surface Pro 7 plus with cellular/LTE.  And so far it has NOT been offered Windows 11. 
    [See the full post at: So have you been offered Win11 yet?]

    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2394443

      Not offered yet, but the Windows Update pane does show a box Prepare for Windows 11 and a link to a website to check the hardware requirements.

      Clicking the link leads to a site saying We’re working on it.

      I  checked things deprecated in Windows 11 and notice the Start menu will be even harder to configure by GPO, if at all. And Windows Deployment Services is partly deprecated. “Starting with Windows 11, workflows that rely on boot.wim from installation media or on running Windows Setup in WDS mode will no longer be supported.”

      The reason being “Alternatives to WDS, such as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) provide a better, more flexible, and feature-rich experience for deploying Windows images.”

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    • #2394457

      So my one – and only – computer that can handle Windows 11 is a Surface Pro 7 plus with cellular/LTE.  And so far it has NOT been offered Windows 11. 
      [See the full post at: So have you been offered Win11 yet?]

      Susan, did you get the notice that your PC is Windows 11 compatible ?

      • #2394464

        Not even that yet.  Generally speaking I find my devices that have LTE/Cellular get offered this stuff extremely slowly.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2394467

      My managed 21H2 Pro desktops (120-day feature and 14-day quality update deferrals) are not showing anything.

      My throwaway 21H1 Pro VM (which has no Windows Update for Business settings applied) is showing “Get ready for Windows 11” and a link to run the hardware compatibility checker.

    • #2394476

      My main home pc is one of those high end ryzen gaming systems you mentioned and met all the requirements including TPM 2. I mentioned in another thread my initial upgrade resulted with a broken windows firewall. A second reinstall fixed that. Probably related to it being an upgrade install and not a clean install.

      FYI – in case anyone else runs into that.

      Red Ruffnsore

    • #2394479

      My 3.5 year old HP-Omen laptop received a notification in Windows Update that it meets all the requirements to be upgraded to Windows 11 except one: the processor, an Intel Core i7 7700HQ, is not listed as an eligible processor “at this time.” I downloaded and installed the official PC Health Check tool recommended and made available by Microsoft and ran it; and sure enough, it passed every check except my late 7th generation cpu is not supported. I’m certain Windows 11 would run just fine on this Core i7 processor with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 128 GB SSD boot drive with 80 GB free, but I’m finally confident that Windows 10 is stable at last and I’m fine with keeping it on Windows 10 Home for a few more years.

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    • #2394483

      Downloaded the ISO and did an upgrade in place from Windows 10 21H1 on a test system that doesn’t have UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM (2.0 and 1.2) and an unsupported CPU.

      Followed the instructions in this BleepingComputer article –

      https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-shares-windows-11-tpm-check-bypass-for-unsupported-pcs/

      So far, no issues.

      We’ll see what happens on Patch Tuesday.

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      • #2395611

        Patch Tuesday updates showed up, and were installed.

        We’ll see how it goes.

         

    • #2394510

      I have 3 ryzen pc’s, and they all fully qualify for the Win11 “upgrade”.  Have not been offered Win11.  Went ahead and downloaded the Win11 iso and did a clean install of Win11 on one of the pc’s.  No problem with the install, and will be using that pc as my test pc.

      For me, Win11 is a just a different version of Windows 8.  The OS seems created for touch devices.  I’m not a Microsoft hater, but the OS is clearly unfinished and unstable, and would not recommend it to anyone for anything other than testing purposes.

       

       

    • #2394515

      I was left in a kind of limbo for a while, during which time Windows Update said that my PC was NOT compatible with Windows 11, and the Windows Health Checker said that my PC WAS compatible with Windows 11 (I’d tweaked a setting in the BIOS which activated TPM 2.0, or whatever Intel’s equivalent thingee is, in the meantime)

      That anomaly resolved itself after a day or two, and now it says “This PC can run Windows 11”. Yay! I’m waiting to see when I’ll be offered it, rather than actively seeking it. I’m not planning on taking the offer up until all the reports are in, however. So far it seems like “Mwah, it’s OK, I guess…”, and even MS’s own spiel suggests that there may be some missing features and compatibility issues still to be resolved

    • #2394534

      Neither of my home desktops meets the requirements, and I’ve no interest in Windows 11. One is upgraded to Windows 10 ver. 21H1 and the other is still Windows 7  with 0patch, the former being paused for updates until the start of November.

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    • #2394579

      Yes I have .

      And like that scene in the movie “The Exorcist”, I immediately screamed, “Mother, make it stop!”

       

    • #2394618

      One of the reason that Intel’s 7th gen CPUs / AMD Zen1 are not Windows 11 compatible is the lack of support for Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI).

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    • #2394622

      I have two PC’s that Windows update says are ready for Windows 11 but neither has been offered the upgrade. One is a Ryzen APU notebook which I assume may have a block due to the issues with performance. The other is a Desktop with a Pentium G6400 a basic desktop which meets all the specs according to Windows update but no offer to upgrade either. My other notebook is 8 years old still running Windows 8.1 and my other desktop is a Mac Mini M1. My Wife a has notebook with a 10th gen i7 she uses for teaching and won’t plan on upgrading that for several months if not longer. Let’s just say, she is not one for change or being a beta tester.

      • #2394679

        Are any of these hooked to a 365 subscription from a business – and thus has a hook to the firm’s Intune console?

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2394678

      I think I may know why my Surface isn’t being offered 11.  I installed the Office 365 license from my office on it – that hooks it to my firm’s Intune account.  It’s now seen as a “managed” PC and I’ll bet that’s why I’m not getting the offerings.  I’ll pull it out of the firm’s Intune and see if my guess is right.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2394705

      Au contraire:

      This PC doesn't currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11
      “This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11.”

      That’s putting it rather optimistically as there’s no way to upgrade the processor or install UEFI in the boot ROM. Or replace the 1.2 TPM module with a 2.0 version. Ah… so looking forward to not getting any more useless features or having Windows 11 slow down my system for me.

      HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
      Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
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    • #2394732

      Used the Microsoft PC Health Check on one of our PCs to test if it meets the minimum requirements to run Windows 11.  It does.

      The app is available from Microsoft at   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck

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      • #2394785

        The system that is ready for Windows 11 is a HP ENVY Desktop – 795-0050 with general specifications of

        Operating system                       Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version: 19043.1237

        Microprocessor                            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz

        System memory                          16 GB  (2 8GB Samsung 2666MHz )

        Video                                             NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

        Audio                                             Andrea PureAudio USB-SA

        Audio 2                                          NVIDIA High Definition Audio

        Audio 3                                           Conexant HD Audio

    • #2394701

      This machine has an offer, as it was built in June of 20. My second desker in the office won’t get one, being a 2013 no-frills office machine.w11

    • #2394748

      “This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11.”

      If you are “dying” to install Windows 11 now you can. Use Microsoft’s suggested registry hack.

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      • #2394906

        that MS reg hack only works if the machine has at least TPM 1.2
        it won’t work if there’s no TPM at all

        • #2394948

          that MS reg hack only works if the machine has at least TPM 1.2 it won’t work if there’s no TPM at all

          This works without a registry hack.

          Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
          "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns
          "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware

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        • #2395209

          See the link to the BleepingComputer article above.

          There is a script called “Skip TPM Check on Dynamic Update” that you run before the update.

           

        • #2396114

          While “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU” bypasses the check for TPM 2.0 (but at least TPM 1.2 is still required) and the CPU family and model, it turns out that Secure Boot is still required! Gotcha!

          The PC must support Secure Boot.

          See my Unblocking Windows 11 Update (another take) #2396080 post on how I actually succeeded.

          HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
          Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
      • #2394968

        Gosh, thanks, but no thanks! I will wait and see what Microsoft really supports in times to come. If history is any indication, every other major version of Windows is a dud and this one sure seems headed that way. Perhaps when Windows 12 comes out 5 years from now it will be more worthy 🙂

        While I do have TPM 1.2 turned on and working, the 13 year old Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 in my systems lacks the features required for Virtualization-based Security (VBS) so it is not a compatible 64-bit processor.

        You really do not need to get the PC Health Check tool to to see if your system passes muster. Just go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > [Open Windows Security] > Device Security. If it displays the following you are all set to run Windows 11:
        Device Security
        “Core isolation” only shows up if the CPU supports it.
        Click “Core isolation details” to display:
        Device Security - Core isolation
        Click Learn more under Memory integrity:
        “Memory integrity, also known as Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI) is a Windows security feature that makes it difficult for malicious programs to use low-level drivers to hijack your computer.”

        For “Secure boot” to show up see “United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware requirements“.

        Click the link “Learn more about Device Security” to view the video from Microsoft for more information.

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
      • #2394975

        For comparison here is what “Device Security” displays on my systems:
        Device Security - not up to standard
        And then clicking “Security processor details” shows TPM 1.2 as it appears on my systems:
        Device Security - TPM 1.2 working
        Clicking “Learn more” under “Standard hardware security not supported” says there are other possible messages possible:

        • Your device meets the requirements for standard hardware security
        • Your device meets the requirements for enhanced hardware security
        • Your device exceeds the requirements for enhanced hardware security (Note: In Windows 20H2 this message will say “Your device has all Secured-core PC features enabled”)

        If you scroll up on that linked page it describes the various ways “Device protection in Windows Security” can appear under “Device Security”.

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
      • #2394988

        Also there is this little tidbit regarding performance regarding turning on “Memory integrity” taken from this link “Enable virtualization-based protection of code integrity“:

        (!) Note: Because it makes use of Mode Based Execution Control, HVCI works better with Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen 2 CPUs and newer. Processors without MBEC will rely on an emulation of this feature, called Restricted User Mode, which has a bigger impact on performance.

        See also “MBEC (Mode Based Execution Control) the culprit why only more modern CPUs can run Windows 11“.

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
    • #2395046

      No ‘upgrade’ offers yet on my desktop, and I’m glad about it. Intel i7-7820X CPU, 32GB RAM

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    • #2395047

      No ‘upgrade’ offers yet on my desktop, and I’m glad about it. Intel i7-7820X CPU, 32GB RAM

      You won’t get an update using 7th gen Intel i7-7820X CPU.
      Minimum requirement 8th gen CPU.

    • #2395277

      No upgrade offered here, too (supported dell workstation). But it’s not strange, given that the oem has not yet added a win11 section in the system drivers/etc page

    • #2395743

      For those interested in looking at Win 11 but who don’t want to or can’t install it on their existing PCs, you might try installing it on a Virtual Machine in Hyper-V.  You can set the Virtual Machine to have the needed TPM and two CPUs even if your existing “host” machine falls short.  I just did that on my Win 10 Pro PC, and it was an interesting experience.  I also used an old and now-unused Win 7 OEM key sticker to “activate” the virtual Win 11.

      You might start with the Virtualizati0n Tutorials at Ten Forums for instructions how to set up and run Hyper-V on your existing Win 10 machine.  Try https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/id-Virtualization/

      Then head over to Windows 11 Forum and check their Virtualization sub-forum for more details.

      I don’t have any use for my Win 11 Virtual Machine, but it was fun to set it up.

      • #2395755

        Last I checked, the 13 year old 64-bit architecture Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 in my systems only supports 32-bit virtual machines whereas Windows 11 is only released in 64-bit architecture. I do wonder if Windows 11 itself supports running 32-bit programs…

        HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC / Windows 10 Pro / 21H1
        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
        • #2395760

          You will still be able to run 32 bit applications on a 64 bit Windows 11.  Windows 11 itself is a 64bit only OS.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2395929

      Hey Y’all,

      So I checked my wife’s laptop, the only machine in the house capable of supporting W11, and there was the big block offer of W11. I then applied the .reg file supplied by Susan as my wife hates change, especially on her computer. I rebooted and checked again for curiosity if the notice was still there and it was.

      So my question is what happens if someone, not mentioning any names, should click on that offer? Will it install W11 or refuse to do so based on the registry entry?

      Inquiring minds what to know! They may also push that button since they have recent Image backups of the SSD! Of course this would be done when you know who is off the premises!

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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      • #2395970

        @RetiredGeek

        Since you’ve already used Susan’s registry file, take a look at AKB2000013, and see how the registry file fits into the overall scheme of the method to clear the WU queue. I have hunch that, once WU scans for available updates and sees that you want to stay in Windows 10, it won’t put up the offer to go to Windows 11. BUT, to speed things along you may want to follow the routine in the AKB, substituting the use of the registry file for the use of wushowhide.

        That’s how I look at it anyway…WU has found an update for you that it would like to install, but you don’t want to install it so you have to get rid of it from the WU cache by hiding it or otherwise making WU not know that it’s available for you.

        Remember, WU scans on its own about every 22 hours or so unless you’ve told it otherwise. Using Susan’s file is what I would call “telling WU otherwise”.

      • #2396057

        I went back to my Wife’s machine today and did an Image backup with every intention of clicking that Win11 box to see what happened. Well after a successful image I headed over to Settings – Update & Security and the box was GONE! Clicking check for updates did NOT bring it back. HTH

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

    • #2395939

      Now when we go to Windows Update on our HP ENVY Desktop – 795-0050 there is a message that, “This PC can run Windows 11.”

      However, the message contains the note that, “Some Windows 10 features aren’t available in Windows 11. Certain apps and features may have additional requirements.” Followed by a link.

      When we click on the link the webpage contains the following,

      “Find Windows 11 specs, features and computer requirements

      Here’s an overview of how to find device specification requirements, versions and languages available for Windows 11. Read here for more information on system requirements and information on how some PCs might be able to update or change settings to meet the requirements.

      Information icon

      Learn more about Windows 11

      Devices icon

      Shop Devices

      Compare icon

      Compare Windows 11 Editions

      Support icon

      Support

      System requirements Feature-specific requirements for Windows 11 Feature deprecation and removal Keeping Windows 11 up-to-date Language versions

      List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11

      Hardware icon

      System requirements

      These are the minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. If you are unsure whether your PC meets these requirements, you can check with your PC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or, if your device is already running Windows 10, you can use the PC Health Check app to assess compatibility. Note that this app does not check for graphics card or display, as most compatible devices will meet those requirements listed below.

      Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.

      Processor            1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).

      RAM      4 gigabyte (GB).

      Storage                 64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.

      System firmware              UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.

      TPM       Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.

      Graphics card     Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.

      Display High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.

      Internet connection and Microsoft account          Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account.

      Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.

      For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features.

      Certain features require specific hardware. System requirements to run some apps will exceed the Windows 11 minimum device specifications. Check device compatibility information specific to the apps you want to install. Available storage on your device will vary based on installed apps and updates. Performance will scale with higher end, more capable PCs. Additional requirements may apply over time and for updates.

      List of all feature-specific requirements for Windows 11

      Illustration of a notepad with writing

      Feature-specific requirements for Windows 11

      Some features in Windows 11 have increased requirements beyond those listed above in the minimum requirements section. Below are some additional details regarding requirements for key features:

      (not yet released)

      Windows Subsystem for Android™           Apps available at Amazon Appstore. Additional requirements anticipated and will be communicated as the product is rolled out to select geographies.

      5G support          requires 5G capable modem where available.

      Auto HDR            requires an HDR monitor.

      BitLocker to Go requires a USB flash drive (available in Windows Pro and above editions).

      Client Hyper-V   requires a processor with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities (available in Windows Pro and above editions).

      Cortana                requires a microphone and speaker and is currently available on Windows 11 for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

      DirectStorage     requires 1 TB or greater NVMe SSD to store and run games that use the “Standard NVM Express Controller” driver and a DirectX 12 Ultimate GPU.

      DirectX 12 Ultimate         is available with supported games and graphics chips.

      Presence             requires sensor that can detect human distance from device or intent to interact with device.

      Intelligent Video Conferencing   requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).

      Multiple Voice Assistant (MVA) requires a microphone and speaker.

      Snap      three-column layouts requires a screen that is 1920 effective pixels or greater in width.

      Mute/Unmute from Taskbar       requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output). App must be compatible with feature to enable global mute/unmute.

      Spatial Sound     requires supporting hardware and software.

      Microsoft Teams               requires video camera, microphone and speaker (audio output).

      Touch    requires a screen or monitor that supports multi-touch.

      Two-factor Authentication           requires use of PIN, biometric (fingerprint reader or illuminated infrared camera), or a phone with WiFi or Bluetooth capabilities.

      Voice Typing       requires a PC with a microphone.

      Wake on Voice requires Modern Standby power model and microphone.

      WiFi 6E requires new WLAN IHV hardware and driver and a WiFi 6E capable AP/router.

      Windows Hello requires a camera configured for near infrared (IR) imaging or fingerprint reader for biometric authentication. Devices without biometric sensors can use Windows Hello with a PIN or portable Microsoft compatible security key.

      Windows Projection        requires a display adapter which supports Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.0 and a WiFi adapter that supports WiFi Direct.

      Xbox (app)          requires an Xbox Live account, which is not available in all regions. See Xbox Live Countries and Regions for the most up-to-date information on availability. Some features in the Xbox app will require an active Xbox Game Pass subscription (sold separately). Learn more about the pass.

      List of all key feature deprecations and removals when upgrading to Windows 11

      Minus feature icon

      Feature deprecations and removals

      When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. Please see below for information regarding some of the key features impacted:

      Cortana                will no longer be included in the first boot experience or pinned to the Taskbar.

      Desktop wallpaper           cannot be roamed to or from device when signed in with a Microsoft account.

      Internet Explorer              documentation is disabled. Microsoft Edge browser is the recommended replacement and includes IE Mode, which may be useful in certain scenarios.

      Management capabilities              for organizations to deliver customized Start and Taskbar experiences are limited:

      Start supports the ability for organizations to override the Start layout, but does not support locking down the layout from user modification.

      Taskbar pins and ordering can be controlled by organizations.

      Maths Input Panel           is removed. Math Recognizer will install on demand and includes the maths input control and recogniser. Maths inking in apps like OneNote are not impacted by this change.

      Multi-App Kiosk Mode   is not available. Windows 11 only supports the use of a single app in Kiosk Mode.

      News & Interests             has evolved. New functionality has been added which can be found by clicking the Widgets icon on the Taskbar.

      Quick Status       from the Lockscreen and associated settings are removed.

      S Mode                 is only available now for Windows 11 Home edition.

      Search Results from the Internet               Windows 11 does not support disabling the return of internet Search results via Registry Key. The related Group Policy setting is not impacted by this change.

      Snipping Tool and Snip and Sketch            have been merged into a single experience keeping the familiar Snipping Tool name.

      Start      is significantly changed in Windows 11 including the following key deprecations and removals:

      Named groups and folders of apps are no longer supported and the layout is not currently resizeable.

      Pinned apps and sites will not migrate when upgrading from Windows 10.

      Live Tiles are no longer available. For at-a-glance, dynamic content, see the new Widgets feature.

      Tablet Mode      is removed and new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.

      Taskbar                is changed including:

      People is no longer present on the Taskbar.

      Some icons may no longer appear in the System Tray (systray) for upgraded devices including previous customisations.

      Alignment to the bottom of the screen is the only location allowed.

      Apps can no longer customise areas of the Taskbar.

      Timeline               is removed. Some similar functionality is available in Microsoft Edge.

      Touch Keyboard               will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sizes 18 inches and larger.

      Wallet   is removed.

      Windows Deployment Services is being partially deprecated. Please see this article for detailed information.

      Windows Store for Business and Windows Store for Education    no longer include the Private Store tab. Please see this blog post for information on app deployment options.

      The following apps will not be removed on upgrade but will no longer be installed on new devices or when clean-installing Windows 11. They are available for download from the Store:

      3D Viewer

      OneNote for Windows 10

      Paint 3D

      Skype

      Blue icon with circling arrows

      Keeping Windows 11 up-to-date

      As part of the effort to continually improve the Windows experience, software updates and fixes are created and released. These updates are delivered to your device during the device’s supported lifecycle.

      Ensuring that your device is kept up-to-date is important for your device security and functionality. With an internet connection, Windows 11 will periodically check for updates so you don’t have to (ISP fees might apply). You can check to see if there are any pending or optional updates available for your device by going to Settings | Update & Security | Windows Update.

      It is important to ensure you have enough free storage space to install updates and you may need to check to see if your hardware is still supported by your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

      Visit the Lifecycle FAQ for Windows products

      More information on storage space requirements to keep Windows 11 up-to-date

      The size of the Windows operating system that comes with your device and the amount of free storage space needed to download and install Windows updates are highly variable as they depend on a variety of factors. Visit here to learn why. The factors that impact the amount of free space needed to take an update include: the versions of Windows previously installed on the machine; the amount of free storage space available from Windows files to reuse, such as the virtual memory pagefile or hibernation file; which applications are installed on your device; and how those applications store data. When updating, Windows will attempt to free up enough space automatically and to guide you through freeing up even more if the automatic clean-up is not sufficient. You can also take steps on your own to free up space.

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    • #2396076

      My wife’s PC is showing the following under Windows Update:

      Windows-10-or-11
      If I have it right, this means that she is being offered Windows 11, is that correct?

      It should be noted that, according to winver.exe, she actually is still on version 2004. Can a user move directly from 2004 to Windows 11?

      More confusion: Clicking on the link to “See what’s in this update” leads to a Web page with information about Windows 11, but on the other hand, clicking on the link to “View optional updates” leads to a new Setting sub-page where there is an unchecked checkbox listing Windows 10 version 21H1.

      I’m not clear on this: If she were to click on the link to “Download and install” in the screenshot above, would her Windows 10 version 2004 be changed to Windows 10 version 21H1, or would she end up with Windows 11?

      Assuming that she wants to stay on Win10 for the time being, which link should she select, and which one(s) should she avoid?

      Thanks for any info/guidance.

       

    • #2396089

      Clicking the “Download and install” link under “Feature Update to Win10 – 21H1 will get you upgraded to 20H1 with October updates.

      The other is just info that the PC qualifies for Win11, not an offer to install. “Specific timing for when it will be offered can vary as we get it ready for you.

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