You have probably heard by now that Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11. This has people starting to ask all sorts of questions about upgrading, not upgrading, etc.
In this post we've selected some of the most pressing questions people might have and had Microsoft FAQ answer them:
Q: When will I be able to upgrade to Windows 11 on my Windows 10 device?
A: The upgrade rollout is currently underway and will continue into 2022.
Q: How do I know if my current Windows 10 PC meets the hardware requirements for Windows 11?
A:If you’d like to see if your current PC meets the minimum requirements, download and run the PC Health Check app.
Q: Will my accessories work with Windows 11?
A: If your accessories work with Windows 10 and meet the Windows 11 requirements, they should work with Windows 11. If you want to be sure, please check with your accessory manufacturer.
Q: How much does it cost to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?
A: It’s free. But only Windows 10 PCs that are running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications will be able to upgrade. You can check to see if you have the latest updates for Windows 10 in Settings/Windows Update.
Q: Can I continue to use Windows 10?
A: Yes. You do not have to upgrade to Windows 11. Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.
Q: Can I go back to Windows 10 after I upgrade, if I don’t like Windows 11?
A: Yes. After you have installed the Windows 11 upgrade, there is a 10-day period where you can move back to Windows 10 while keeping files and data that you brought along with you. After the 10 days, you will need to back up your data and do a “clean install” to move back to Windows 10.
Please note: For those that are impatient, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant will perform the upgrade on demand.