Windows 11 is already a reality and now the big question for users is whether they will be able to upgrade for free to the new operating system.
Requirements for updating to Windows 11 for free
At the Microsoft event held yesterday, all the information about Windows 11 was unveiled and one of the details we were able to verify is that almost everything that had been extracted from the leaked versions turned out to be true. In case you want to know the official data of the company, we publish an extensive article on Windows 11 and its most outstanding characteristics so that you can get an idea of what changes you will experience in your computer.
Once we have the official announcement, comes the big concern for many: will my computer be updated? The short answer is that in general, it will, most likely if you have Windows 10 on your computer, you will soon enjoy Windows 11 for free.
But as always with updates, you have to check if your computer has the necessary hardware to run the new operating system, something that will probably happen if you do not have a computer that is too simple or old. Although it is true that there is a leap in the requirements greater than the one that existed with Windows 10.
In order to know if your computer is compatible with Windows 11, in other articles we have been explaining how to check it in a simple way, but the summary regarding the technical characteristics is that you need a hard drive of at least 64GB of capacity, the processor of at least 2 cores, TPM 2.0, 4GB of RAM and Secure Boot.
In case you want to check it without complicating your life, Microsoft offers to download the PC Health Check application that informs you when installed if your computer is compatible with Windows 11. It is automatically downloaded by clicking on this Microsoft link and if there is no problem, you will receive Windows 11 for free when the time comes. On the Microsoft website, you will find all the information about this app.
There are two changes worth noting: to use Windows 11 Home you will need a Microsoft account and the computer must be constantly connected to the Internet, at least for an initial period, PCMag reports.
In principle, if all this works correctly, you will have no major problems when Microsoft notifies you about the possibility of upgrading to Windows 11, which will begin shortly. At the moment it will not be mandatory to make the leap to the new version of the operating system, but you know that over time Microsoft always tries to force you to move towards its latest updates.