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I have a desktop PC running Windows 10 Pro.

Will Microsoft offer an upgrade to Windows 11 automatically, or does it involve spending money?
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, v 21H1, build 19043.1110
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4400 @ 3.30GHz 3.31 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Internet Speed
    56 Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro Maximum Security, v 17.0.1299

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Microsoft confirmed in the original announcement Video "Event" that the upgrade would be free when released, though you can decide not to upgrade - so it will not just upgrade until you agree
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Chillblast to my design
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5950X, 4.9GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-Pro Motherboard
    Memory
    64GB DDR4 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1650 Ti - HDMI, DP
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB M2 SSD OS, 500GB Fast Access SSD, 2 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 4TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    NZXT C750 80 PLUS Gold 750W Modular PSU
    Case
    Chillblast Silent Workstation PC Case - Black
    Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X63 280mm CPU Cooler, Quiet Case fans Fan
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3 + M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
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    Also run...
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Samsung Note S20
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated
    Internet Speed
    72 MB Down 18.5 MB Up
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    Latest Chrome
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    BitDefender Total Security 2021

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Will Microsoft offer an upgrade to Windows 11 automatically, or does it involve spending money?

Welcome to Eleven Forum.

The upgrade to Windows 11 will be free, but it will only be offered to you if your PC meets all the minimum requirements, Secure boot, TPM 2.0 and a supported processor (for Intel that means 8th gen or newer).


Your Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4400 was launched in 2015 and is not on the supported list so yes, you may have to spend money - just not on what you expected.

None of my machines are supported for W11, so I've just bought another that is, with the intention of restoring a system image of my main machine's W10 and installed apps to it so that it will be offered W11 when it is released to the public.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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There is another point that confuses me. When Windows 10 was 'conceived', MS declared that this would be the last OS it would offer. At least that's what I believe I read.

If that was true, why develop Windows 11, for only certain (presumably) high-powered system combinations?

Is this the first step towards the eventual deprecatation of Windows 10? If so, that's guaranteed to dismay and anger millions of ordinary W10 users, including me, who were led to believe that W10 would go on "forever", with a continual stream of updates to keep up with technological advances.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, v 21H1, build 19043.1110
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4400 @ 3.30GHz 3.31 GHz
    Memory
    8.00 GB
    Internet Speed
    56 Mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit)
    Antivirus
    Trend Micro Maximum Security, v 17.0.1299

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There is another point that confuses me. When Windows 10 was 'conceived', MS declared that this would be the last OS it would offer. At least that's what I believe I read.

If that was true, why develop Windows 11, for only certain (presumably) high-powered system combinations?

Is this the first step towards the eventual deprecatation of Windows 10? If so, that's guaranteed to dismay and anger millions of ordinary W10 users, including me, who were led to believe that W10 would go on "forever", with a continual stream of updates to keep up with technological advances.
Again.,, 10 will be around for at least 4 more years and you can use a run of the mill PC with 11. It's not designed for high powered rigs.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

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When Windows 10 was 'conceived', MS declared that this would be the last OS it would offer.
No, not an official MS statement. Jerry Nixon made an off-the-cuff remark at the Ignite conference in 2015, that's all.

According to the transcript of the session, Nixon’s comment was more of a throwaway line, one that he literally referred to as a segue...

. ...But give Nixon a break, too: He made an enthusiastic, throwaway comment that ended up being understood as company policy.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. Now 11 has been released it has been re-imaged back to 10 and awaits the upgrade to be offered in Windows Update.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Microsoft confirmed in the original announcement Video "Event" that the upgrade would be free when released, though you can decide not to upgrade - so it will not just upgrade until you agree
Just like the upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 was to Windows 10. There's no reason to think the upgrade to Windows 11 will be any different. I predict there will be a large number of users who claim Windows 11 was forced on them - though with the hardware restrictions it won't be as many as claimed Windows 10 was forced on them.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
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