Microsoft Windows is one of the most popular and widely used operating systems on the planet. It’s a staple in businesses and homes across the globe, and it has been for many years. However, with time comes change. And as Microsoft Windows has evolved, so too have its requirements. If you’re running an older version of Windows, it may be time to upgrade to Windows 11. In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about upgrading to Windows 11 and what changes you can expect. We will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to do it yourself.

What is Windows 11?

Windows 11 is the latest operating system release from Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on July 15, 2015, and began shipping to consumers on July 29, 2015. Windows 11 is designed for both personal use and enterprise deployment. It has a new graphical user interface (UI), which uses both touch and traditional input methods. Windows 11 also includes features such as tighter integration with Microsoft Office 365 and cloud-based storage services from Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google Storage, and DropBox.

What’s new in Windows 11?

Windows 11 is the latest release of Windows, and it comes with a number of new features. Here are some of the most notable changes:

First, Windows 11 makes it easier to switch between your desktop and tablet modes. In desktop mode, you can use the Charms Bar to access settings like brightness, sound, and power; in tablet mode, you can use gestures like pinch-to-zoom to navigate the interface.

Second, Windows 11 supports immersive virtual reality (VR). You can use Xbox One controllers or other compatible hardware to interact with VR content.

Third, Windows 11 includes a redesigned Task Manager that lets you see all the processes running on your computer at once. You can also close inactive processes quickly.

Fourth, Windows 11 includes a new Microsoft Edge web browser that offers more powerful browsing features than previous versions of Edge. For example, you can add favorites and extensions to Microsoft Edge so you can easily access them later.

Finally, Windows Ink is an exciting new feature in Windows 11 that lets you interact with your computer using your fingers. For example, you can write on a document or start a text chat session using just your handwriting.

How to upgrade your computer to Windows 11?

Windows 10 updates can be installed automatically or you can choose to download and install them manually. Microsoft has released Windows 10 updates with new features, bug fixes, and security improvements. You can install these updates using the Media Creation Tool (MCT) or by downloading and running the Windows Update Agent.

If you are upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.1, see our article How to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 for more information.

The following table provides links to instructions for upgrading to windows 10:

Note: For a step-by-step guide on how to use the Media Creation Tool (MCT), see our article How to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool (MCT).

How to restore your computer after upgrading to Windows 11?

If you are like most people, your computer is probably a mix of different versions of Windows. Upgrading to Windows 11 can be a bit confusing, so here we will walk you through the process.

First, make sure that you have an up-to-date version of Microsoft Office installed on your computer. If you don’t have Office installed, please download and install it before proceeding.

Next, create a bootable USB drive with the Windows installation media (Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1) and insert it into your computer. You should also back up any important files before upgrading your computer.

Power on your computer and press F12 to enter the BIOS (if it’s not already enabled). Under Boot Options, select UEFI or Legacy Option 1 and press Enter to save changes and exit the BIOS screen.

Now continue with the instructions on the Windows installation media screen. If you’re upgrading from Windows 8/8.1, skip to step 6; if you’re upgrading from Windows 10, continue with step 7.

On the first screen of the installation process (Where do you want to installWindows?), choose Custom:

Windows 11: What’s New?

Windows 11 is a new operating system from Microsoft that was released on July 29, 2015. Many features of Windows 10 were carried over, but there are also some new features in Windows 11 that you may want to know about if you’re thinking of upgrading your computer to the newest version of Windows. Here are the main changes in Windows 11:

The Start menu has been replaced by the Taskbar and Start screen. You can access programs and files by clicking on icons at the bottom of the screen or using keyboard shortcuts. The Taskbar can also be used to control various aspects of your computer, such as sound and power management.

One new feature in Windows 11 is the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously. You can open windows for different applications on separate monitors, or even on different devices connected to your computer. This makes it easier to work on multiple projects at once without having to switch between them constantly.

One change that may not be so good for some users is the removal of traditional desktop icons. All programs now have a tile interface just like those found on the Start screen. If you want an icon for a program on your desktop, you’ll need to find an alternative app that supports desktop icons (such as FileZilla).

What to Do If You Can’t Upgrade to Windows 11?

If you are running an older version of Windows, such as Windows 7 or 8, and you want to upgrade to Windows 11, the easiest way is to install Windows 10 first and then upgrade using the Update Assistant.

Microsoft has released a new tool called the Upgrade Advisor that can help you decide whether or not to upgrade based on your specific needs. The tool takes into account things like your computer’s age, processor type and memory size, as well as other factors.

If you choose to go ahead with the upgrade, be sure to back up your data first so that you don’t lose anything important. You can also use the Backup and Restore tools in Windows 10 to make sure your files are safe.

Downsides of Upgrading to Windows 11

Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29th, 2015. This was the first major update to the Windows operating system in over a decade and there were many people that were excited about it. However, there are also many people that are unhappy with the changes that have been made to the operating system.

One of the biggest complaints about Windows 10 is that it is constantly upgrading itself. This means that you are never really sure when a new update will come out and force you to upgrade your computer. Additionally, some users have had problems with features not working properly after upgrading to Windows 10. Finally, Microsoft has announced that they will be discontinuing support forWindows 8.1 after version 1903 is released which means that some people will have to upgrade to Windows 11 in order to continue using their computer.


Thank you for reading! In this article, we will be discussing how to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 11. Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 11 is a big step forward, and it can really improve the overall user experience on your computer. If you are looking for ways to optimize your computer’s performance and make it easier to use, upgrading to Windows 11 might be the perfect solution for you. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your upgrade today!