Installation and Upgrade Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade

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If you are having problems with Windows 11 on your PC and the usual solutions will not fix Windows 11, you can do a repair install of Windows 11 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything.

You will keep all accounts, apps, and personal data.

Repair install requirements:
  • You will only be able to perform a repair install of Windows 11 from within Windows 11. You will not be able to perform a repair install at boot or in Safe Mode.
  • The Windows 11 installation media (ISO or USB) must be the same edition, same version, and same or higher build as the currently installed Windows 11.
  • The Windows 11 installation media (ISO or USB) must be for the same language as your currently installed Windows 11.
This tutorial will show you how to do a repair install of Windows 11 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything.

You must be signed in as an administrator to perform a repair install of Windows 11.



Here's How:

1 Disable or uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program you have installed first to prevent it from interfering with the repair install of Windows 11. You can enable or reinstall it again after Windows 11 has finished installing.

2 If the Windows drive is encrypted by BitLocker, then you will need to either suspend or turn off BitLocker for the Windows drive before doing a repair install. Once installation has finished, you can resume or turn on BitLocker again.

3 Do the step below depending on how you want to install Windows 11.
  • step 4: To Repair Install Windows 11 with an ISO file
  • step 5: To Repair Install Windows 11 with USB Installation Media

4 To Repair Install Windows 11 with an ISO file

A) If you have not already, you will need to download a Windows 11 ISO file.​

B) Mount the ISO file, and go to step 6 below.​

5 To Repair Install Windows 11 with USB Installation Media

A) Connect and open the Windows 11 USB, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​

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6 Run the setup.exe file to start Windows 11 Setup. (see screenshot below)

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7 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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8 Windows 11 Setup will now start preparing. (see screenshot below)

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9 Click/tap on the Change how Setup downloads updates link. (see screenshot below)

You can check or uncheck (default) I want to help make the installation better depending on what you want. This will send setup info to Microsoft to help improve.


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10 Select (dot) Not right now. (see screenshot below)

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11 Windows 11 Setup will now start getting things ready. (see screenshots below)

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12 Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below)

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13 Windows 11 Setup will now check to make sure you're ready to install and have enough space. (see screenshots below)

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14 Click/tap on the Change what to keep link. (see left screenshot below)

After doing step 15, click/tap on Install when ready to start the repair install of Windows 11. (see right screenshot below)


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15 Select (dot) Keep personal files and apps, and click/tap on Next. (see left screenshot below)

If you only have Nothing available to select, then the installation media is not the same version or language as what you currently have installed.

When you click/tap on Next, you will go back to step 14. When you get to step 14 again, click/tap on Install when ready to start the repair install of Windows 11. (see right screenshot below)


If wanted, you can close the Windows 11 Setup window at this point to safely cancel the repair install before it starts. It will be too late after this step.


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16 Windows 11 Setup will now start the repair install of Windows 11. (see screenshot below)

Your PC will restart several times. This might take a while.


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17 When the repair install of Windows 11 has finished, you can dismiss the lock screen and sign in to Windows 11. (see screenshots below)

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18 You will now be on your desktop in Windows 11. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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It's true! It's true...
This is from the Windows 11 (22000.xx)install media, (DVD) run from within Windows 10 Home.
I also tested it using the ISO method. The screenshots were the same so... :)




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If you are having problems with Windows 11 on your PC and the usual solutions will not fix Windows 11, you can do a repair install of Windows 11 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything.

You will keep all accounts, apps, and personal data.

Shawn Brink

Thanks for the tutorial.
I have some doubts, can you please clarify ?
Does this 'in-place-upgrade' keep ALL the apps and programs that were installed before, including Office etc.,
And does this revert the changes made to the registry in the previous install ?
Thanks and regards
 

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Thanks for the tutorial.
I have some doubts, can you please clarify ?
Does this 'in-place-upgrade' keep ALL the apps and programs that were installed before, including Office etc.,
And does this revert the changes made to the registry in the previous install ?
Thanks and regards

Hello, :)

A repair install is basically the same as doing an upgrade install.

You will not lose any apps or programs.

Registry setting should remain unchanged as well.

If you modified any system files, those will get restore back to default though.
 

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Curious why this is the default choice when the verbiage would seem to indicate it is preferred to include updates.

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Curious why this is the default choice when the verbiage would seem to indicate it is preferred to include updates.

You could include updates if wanted, but it's just that I find it best to not include them when doing a repair install (in-place upgrade) to avoid any potential issues with the in-place upgrade from updates. Especially if you are doing a repair install because of Windows Update issues.

It's usually best to wait until the repair install has finished, and then manually check for updates instead.
 

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@Brink, I'm wondering whether I should even attempt an in-place repair, given that I successfully installed on my i7-7700 (not on the list - yet) only by switching out the install.wim in an 11 iso for the install.wim from a 10 iso. As has been noted here on elevenforum, that looks like a 10 install right up to the final few screens, and then 11 appears. But mine appeared without any visible presence of MS Defender, and I want that repaired. Should I anticipate that a "real" 11 iso will stop the installation at Checking Your PC?
 

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@Brink, I'm wondering whether I should even attempt an in-place repair, given that I successfully installed on my i7-7700 (not on the list - yet) only by switching out the install.wim in an 11 iso for the install.wim from a 10 iso. As has been noted here on elevenforum, that looks like a 10 install right up to the final few screens, and then 11 appears. But mine appeared without any visible presence of MS Defender, and I want that repaired. Should I anticipate that a "real" 11 iso will stop the installation at Checking Your PC?

Hello mate, :)

I'm afraid an official untampered W11 ISO will still check for compatibility.
 

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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1
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    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
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    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
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mine appeared without any visible presence of MS Defender, and I want that repaired. Should I anticipate that a "real" 11 iso will stop the installation at Checking Your PC?
If you had to use a workaround to install 11 on an unsupported machine, you can also use one to perform an in-place upgrade. There's no need to tamper with the ISO. Start the upgrade, when you get to Step 10, the screen where you choose how to get updates, delete: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll before proceeding. The compatibility checks will be skipped.

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    8GB
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Thanks, Shawn and Bree. I think I'll try that suggestion, Bree, but I'm not sure how I'll access C:\ without the desktop ... well, I'll see.
 

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    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
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    Intel 630 onboard
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    LG E2442
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
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    To be updated when I have time
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
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    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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Easy-peasy. I'm now at 20% and I'd forgotten that the full-screen installation process wouldn't wipe my taskbar before I'd had the chance to get that pestilential file. Seems to be flying well, and well under the radar. At 60% now. Yay!
 

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    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 630 onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
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    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    To be updated when I have time
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
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    1920 x 1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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I'd forgotten that the full-screen installation process wouldn't wipe my taskbar before I'd had the chance to get that pestilential file.
Yes, the full screen install process happens much later. Bur even when it does appear you can get the taskbar to reappear by pressing the WinKey. It's still there and fully functional right up to the first reboot.
 

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  • 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
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    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB HDD
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    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
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    Defender
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    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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I'd forgotten that, too.
I'm in, and my Defender is up front and fine. I'll spend a lot of time tomorrow, finding my way around. Exploring. Joy! :party::party:
 

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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
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    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
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    Lenovo
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    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
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    Intel 630 onboard
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    Realtek HD Audio
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    LG E2442
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    1920x1080
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    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    PC/Desktop
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    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
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    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    To be updated when I have time
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
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    LogiTech M510 wireless
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    Microsoft 600 wired
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If you had to use a workaround to install 11 on an unsupported machine, you can also use one to perform an in-place upgrade. There's no need to tamper with the ISO. Start the upgrade, when you get to Step 10, the screen where you choose how to get updates, delete: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll before proceeding. The compatibility checks will be skipped.

View attachment 8595


Would this work for any / all of these:

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10 with BIOS Legacy
Windows 10 with BIOS UEFI with CSM
Windows 10 with unsupported CPU
Windows 10 with unsupported TPM
etc.
 

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    Windows 10
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    HP
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
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    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
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    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
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Would this work for any / all of these....
The workaround removes all hardware checks for secure boot, TPM, GPT file system, or sufficient RAM. This applies whether you upgrade from 7, 8 or 10.

OS checks are a seperate issue, upgrading from Windows 7 is an unsupported upgrade path. You will only be allowed to keep user files, plus the upgrade will not get a digital licence. To keep installed apps and be activated through a digital licence you'd need to upgrade to Windows 10 first. The same may well apply to upgrading Windows 8, but I do not have a 64-bit W8 machine I can test that on.


Upgrade to 11 from unsupported 7.PNG
 

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  • 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
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    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. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    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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Thx for checking.

There will likely be many end users attempting to upgrade with the above deletion of C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dl

If they are successful and have sluggishness or freezes or other problems an in place upgrade may be performed.

Once they have Windows 11 it seems that they would have to delete C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dl again to have a successful in place upgrade repair 11 to 11 ?
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
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    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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Thx for checking.

There will likely be many end users attempting to upgrade with the above deletion of C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dl

If they are successful and have sluggishness or freezes or other problems an in place upgrade may be performed.

Once they have Windows 11 it seems that they would have to delete C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dl again to have a successful in place upgrade repair 11 to 11 ?
Upgrading to Win11 on unsupported hardware is not something I would recommend, or use myself except for test purposes. While there are no apparent problems at present, I expect there may be further down the line. For my production machines I will only be running Win11 on supported hardware, the rest will stay on Win10.

Yes, the workaround would be required every time an in-place upgrade was attempted.
 

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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. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    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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If you had to use a workaround to install 11 on an unsupported machine, you can also use one to perform an in-place upgrade. There's no need to tamper with the ISO. Start the upgrade, when you get to Step 10, the screen where you choose how to get updates, delete: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll before proceeding. The compatibility checks will be skipped.

It's not possible for me it's not a "Back" button

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    Windows 10/11
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    PC/Desktop
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    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six
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    GIGABYTE B450 GAMING X / Seasonic Focus GX 550 Gold
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    32 GB DDR4
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    AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
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If you had to use a workaround to install 11 on an unsupported machine, you can also use one to perform an in-place upgrade. There's no need to tamper with the ISO. Start the upgrade, when you get to Step 10, the screen where you choose how to get updates, delete: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll before proceeding. The compatibility checks will be skipped.

It's not possible for me it's not a "Back" button

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Hi,
Repeat without internet
It did the same to me.
 

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    Win-7-10-11 Linux-Mint Cinnamon 20.2
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    asus/ one old acer
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    10900k & 9940x & 5930k & q9550
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    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth & Acer WG43M
    Memory
    2x8gb & 4x8gb 3600c16 & 4x8gb 3200c14 & 4x2gb
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    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti
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    Onboard Realtek
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    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
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    To many to list
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    D450x2 & Test benchx2
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    GIGABYTE B450 GAMING X / Seasonic Focus GX 550 Gold
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    32 GB DDR4
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    AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
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    Acer EK240YAbi - LED monitor 23,8"
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