How to install Windows 11


Want to upgrade your laptop or desktop to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system? Here is the easiest way to download Windows 11 on a laptop or desktop.

Windows 11 was only released last year in October, with a refreshed design and new smart menu, it is very convenient to know how to upgrade your OS.

You can download Windows 11 for free if you already own Windows 7 or newer, and with new widgets and a heavy focus on gaming, there’s not much reason not to upgrade. It’s important to note that there may still be a few lingering issues since launch, so you can always hold off on a few more months if you don’t want to deal with any potential issues.

So, without further ado, here is the easiest way to download Windows 11 on your laptop or PC.

What we used

Minimum System Requirements

Processor 1 GHz or faster with more than 2 cores on a 64-bit CPU/SoC
Storage 64 GB or more
System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot compatible
MTP Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphic card DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display: 720p display greater than 9 inches diagonal, 8 bits per color channel
Internet access required? Yes

Microsoft has mentioned that it won’t prevent users with older processors from upgrading, though those users may still be blocked from downloading future Windows 11 updates.

The short version:

  • Visit the Microsoft website
  • Click Download Now
  • Press and accept the new file
  • Click Accept and Install
  • Wait for the file to download
  • Restart your device


Can all laptops run Windows 11?

No, your laptop or PC will need to meet the system requirements to install Windows 11. You can also perform a PC health check on the Microsoft website, which will tell you if your device is suitable for the upgrade .

Will I be prompted to install Windows 11?

Yes, if you are running Windows 10 on a suitable device, you may be prompted to install Windows 11 from there, which will work fine.

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