Just a week before its official announcement, leaks and questions about the release of Microsoft‘s next operating system called Windows 11 began to surface.
Windows 11 leaks revealed what has changed and which has remained the same. Some users and customers may be wondering if they will be able to upgrade to the new Windows for free.
It turns out that they might be able to do so, provided they’re not using Windows 8. The evidence suggests that even if you’re still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you’ll still be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free.
According to the information, Windows 11 has dedicated product setup keys to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. There is also a file for Windows 8, but this version is not supported.
You need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first before upgrading to Windows 11, just like with Windows 10.
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However, this news should come as no surprise considering that Windows 11 is a new look and feel for Windows 10.
Information about the mass visual update called Sun Valley has been around for some time and was initially expected to be a part of Windows 10.
It seems that Windows 11 is just a new name for the upcoming update. And you can see that the build number of the leaked Windows 11 build is not far from the versions that Windows Insider subscribers have been testing for Windows 10 so far.
Most likely, upgrading to Windows 11 will not look very different from updating features for Windows 10 users. Everyone who uses Windows should get a free upgrade to Windows 11.
This is considered normal, given that Microsoft has been constantly talking about how many devices are now running Windows 10.
The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, confirmed last month that the operating system now runs on 1.3 billion devices. Accordingly, it would not make sense for Microsoft to segment its user base again.
You can still upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free now if you want to.
While Microsoft initially said the free upgrade path only lasts for one year, you can always do so since Windows 10 was released.
You need to use the Media Creation Tool available through the company’s website instead of using Windows Update.