Thursday, July 8, 2021 16:37 PM (GMT+7)
Microsoft’s announcement of Windows 11 raised many questions regarding system requirements and the ability to upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1.
Although Windows 11 is due out later this year, the company only started rolling it out as an upgrade to users of older versions of Windows at some point in 2022. Microsoft only said it would allow it. Windows 10 users upgrade to Windows 11 for free, but there is no information regarding Windows 7/8.1.
Upgrading the operating system to Windows 11 from Windows 7 is not as simple as Windows 10.
Now, one of the major PC manufacturers in the world, Lenovo, has shared useful information regarding the upgrade strategy, including that Windows 7 users are allowed to upgrade to Windows 11. However there are some Important note that users need to grasp, especially it will not allow direct upgrade like on Windows 10.
This means that any PC still running Windows 7 or 8.1 can switch to Windows 11. However, besides the hardware requirements being required, Lenovo says the upgrade process to Windows 11 won’t go smoothly. shared for Windows 7 users.
On its Windows 11 FAQ page, Lenovo says most devices currently available for purchase will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Users will have the upgrade option including a clean install or moving to Windows 10 to switch to Windows 11.
Lenovo says that for Windows 7 devices that meet the hardware requirements, users will need to perform a clean install, meaning apps and settings are not kept. Besides, the process of completing the upgrade will take longer than upgrading directly from Windows 10.
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