How to install Windows 11 quickly and officially

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It's finally among us: On June 28, 2021, Microsoft released the first version of Windows 11 to members of the Windows Insider program. See how to sign up and install Windows 11 Insider Preview on your computer. Windows 11 is in an initial and incomplete state. It has bugs and glitches and can corrupt your data. Therefore, only install Windows 11 Preview on a test machine and only if you have full backups of your data.

This isn't a Windows 11 product release intended for everyday use - the goal is to help Microsoft identify bugs and fix them before the full release of Windows 11 later this year. However, if you are a “pathfinder” of new technologies and want to do this upgrade, try to install the new operating system anyway, we will teach you to do this quickly and easily if your PC is compatible with the system. If not, here in this article about how to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs, you can install Win 11 bypassing some Microsoft checks.

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Minimum requirements to install Windows 11

Before we start installing Windows 11, you will first need to make sure your PC meets the system requirements. The fastest way to do this is by downloading the free app. PC Health Check from Microsoft and running it on your machine. You will receive a message that you are ready to continue or that your PC cannot run Windows 11, along with some details about why it does not meet the requirements.

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The PC Health Check app will run a quick check of your system. After a few moments, you will see the result. If the message says, “This PC can run Windows 11”, you are ready to continue.

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Your pc can run Windows 11

If you see a message that says “This PC cannot run Windows 11”, your device does not meet the system requirements for Windows 11. Microsoft mentions that you will still have updates for Windows 10 from now on. O Windows 10 will continue to be supported until October 14, 2025.

If your PC unexpectedly failed this test, make sure Safe Boot is enabled in the BIOS, restart Windows, and run the PC Health Check test again. If that doesn't work, see the list of system requirements below.

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It is important to note that Microsoft has announced that it is relaxing some of the system requirements to meet the minimum requirements for joining the Windows Insider program during the Windows 11 viewing period.

If you prefer not to run the PC Health Check app, you can also review the Windows 11 system requirements and compare them to your machine's specs manually.

With Windows 11 reaching the end of 2021, Microsoft has announced the minimum system specifications required to run the new operating system. Knowing this, you can see if your PC with Windows 10 is up to the task.

Check below the minimum requirements to be able to run Windows 11:

Processor1GHz or faster with 2 or more cores on a supported 64-bit processor. (Microsoft provides a list of supported processors on its website).
RAM4 gigabytes or more
Storage64GB or larger storage device (such as a hard drive or SSD)
system firmwareUEFI and Secure Boot Capability
TPMTrusted Platform Module 2.0 (common on motherboards manufactured after 2016)
Video cardCompatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
FabricAn HD screen with a resolution of at least 720p (1280 × 720) greater than 9″ diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet connection and Microsoft accountsWindows 11 Home Edition requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft account to set up the device on first use. Taking a device out of Windows 11 S mode also requires an Internet connection.

Of all these features, the TPM 2.0 requirement may be the most unexpected reason why your slightly older Windows 10 PC cannot run Windows 11. You can check your system's TPM version by running tpm.mscna in the role To execute.

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In some places, Microsoft has said you'll need a device with a TPM 2.0 chip, which requires a relatively new computer. In others, he mentioned a “light” requirement for TPM 2.0 and a “heavy requirement” for TPM 1.2, which covers most computers over the past five years. This turnaround has led to opportunists trying to cash in on TPM chips.

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But now Microsoft removed this verbiage, and it is no longer clear which is the case. It looks like the new minimum requirement is TPM 2.0, but Microsoft isn't communicating well. In any case, secure boot is a requirement. To make matters worse, at first, if Microsoft's compatibility tool has determined that your PC is not Windows 11 compatible, it doesn't say why.

But everything is still very confusing. So, for now, the best thing you can do is try the PC Health Check tool. But if your processor is not in the Microsoft list, the only solution is a new processor or PC.

If you still can't, we made a post explaining how to activate Windows 10 original and official, quickly and cheaply, on your PC. Here you'll see how to get a product key and activate it, without having to worry or leave the house. Read more at our post about how to activate Windows 10.

How to upgrade to Windows 11

Join the Windows Insider program

To get a peek at Windows 11, you'll need to join the Windows Insider Program, which is like signing up to be a beta tester of early Windows releases. It's completely free (in fact, you're helping Microsoft by testing their software for free).

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  1. Visit the website Windows Insider and click “Register”. Then sign in with your Microsoft account (if you don't have a Microsoft account, you'll need to create one first).
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Sign up on the insider

After clicking on various terms and conditions, you will be signed up. Congratulations!

2. Now that you are a Windows Insider, log in on PC with Windows 10 you want to upgrade to Windows 11 Preview. Open Settings and click "Update and Security" and then select "Windows Insider Program" from the sidebar.

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Access the insider on PC

At this point, if you have the Optional Diagnostic Data disabled when installing Windows 10, the Settings will inform you that you need to enable them before installing Insider updates. If that's the case, follow the link provided on the Settings page, enable Optional Diagnostic Data and go back to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Once there, click on “Getting Started”.

Observation: if Windows 11 doesn't work on your PC – or if Microsoft recommends that you avoid running Windows 11 on PC hardware – you'll see a message informing you about this on the Windows Insider settings page, like the image below.

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3. Now after linking your Windows Insider account, you will be asked to “Choose your Insider Settings”. Choose “Dev Channel” to get the Windows 11 Insider Preview and click “Confirm”.

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Choose the Dev Channel option

On the next screen accordingly, click “Confirm”. After that, click “Restart Now”. When the reboot is complete, your PC is fully connected and enrolled in the Windows Insider Program.

Download Windows 11 Preview

  1. Now that your PC has been enrolled in the Windows Insider program, open Settings and navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program again. Click “Check for Updates” and after a moment the Windows 11 Insider Preview will begin downloading.
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2. Restart your machine after a long process of downloading and installing within Windows Update. Windows Update will take over the update of your PC while you see a blue screen that shows the progress and says “Your computer may restart a few times”. This is really comforting because Windows will likely restart your test computer at least five times during the update.

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3. Suddenly your PC will restart on a login screen with the clock in a new location. Your PC is now running Windows 11 Insider Preview. Your account will be the same, so log in and you'll see Windows 11 in all its glory.

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Quick FAQ

How do I activate my Windows 10 product key?

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Select the Start button and then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
Select Change Product Key.
Enter the product key found on the COA and follow the instructions. Change the product key in Settings.

How can I activate Windows 10 for free?

To activate Windows 10, you need a digital license or a product key. If you are ready to activate, select Open Activation in Settings. Click Change Product Key to enter a Windows 10 product key. If Windows 10 was previously activated on your device, your copy of Windows 10 should be activated automatically.

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How do I find my Windows key?

Generally, if you've purchased a physical copy of Windows, the product key should be on a sticker or card inside the box that Windows came in. If Windows came preinstalled on your PC, your product key should appear on a sticker on your device.

How do I find my Windows 10 license key?

Find your Windows 10 product key on a new computer
Press the Windows key + X.
Click Command Prompt (Admin)
At the command prompt, type:
wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey.
This will reveal the product key. Product key activation with volume license.

What happens if you don't activate Windows?

There will be a 'Windows is not activated, activate Windows now' notification in Settings. You will not be able to change the wallpaper, accent colors, themes, lock screen and so on. Anything related to Personalization will be grayed out or inaccessible. Some apps and features will no longer work.

How long can you use Windows 10 without activation?

Users can use an unactivated Windows 10 without any restrictions for one month after installation. However, this only means that user restrictions take effect after one month. After that, users will see some “Activate Windows Now” notifications.

How to get the watermark and activation message from Windows?

The easiest way to get the message Activate Windows 10 it is simply purchasing a new Windows activation key.

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Is the Windows 10 license for life?

Windows 10 Home is currently available with a lifetime license for one PC, so it can be transferred when a PC is replaced.

How much does a Windows license cost?

Here you can find original licenses for Windows 10 for about BRL 63

Can I install Windows 11 on an unsupported processor?

Microsoft has stated that unsupported devices may not receive future cumulative updates for Windows 11. If you don't know, Windows 11 requires at least a 7th gen Intel Core or 2nd gen AMD Ryzen processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, TPM 2.0, to be supported.

Will Microsoft release Windows 11?

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will begin rollout from October 5, 2021 onwards.

How much does Windows 11 cost?

Windows 11 is a free download, but it may not work on all computers.

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How do you check if it can run Windows 11?

See if you are eligible for the upgrade. Download the PC Health Check app to see if your PC can run Windows 11. App features and availability may vary by region.

Is it risky to install Windows 11 on incompatible PCs?

A Microsoft does not recommend installation on incompatible PCs and does not guarantee the correct functioning of the system.

Now, leave it there in the comments if our Windows 11 installation tips helped you. Got any questions? Did you get it installed? Contact us and take the opportunity to read more about the Microsoft Windows on our website.

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