Upgrade from Windows 10 problem


bimfi

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Good morning. I am a new member to this forum, but have been a member of TenForum for years. I recently upgraded my PC to be eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade. I swapped out my cpu from a Ryzen 5-1600X to a Ryzen 5-5600X, and enabled TPM 2.0. I was hoping to install the free windows 11, but for some reason it says that I should wait until I am notified by Microsoft that it is available. Is Microsoft still doing this, or did I miss the boat already? Just curious. Thanks.

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Hi, welcome to this forum. Regarding to your issue, download the ISO from microsoft.com and try to install from the ISO. That should be the solution for you.
 

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Good morning. I am a new member to this forum, but have been a member of TenForum for years. I recently upgraded my PC to be eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade. I swapped out my cpu from a Ryzen 5-1600X to a Ryzen 5-5600X, and enabled TPM 2.0. I was hoping to install the free windows 11, but for some reason it says that I should wait until I am notified by Microsoft that it is available. Is Microsoft still doing this, or did I miss the boat already? Just curious. Thanks.

bimfi
If you want to upgrade windows from 10 to 11 on a machine that is your working machine then I would advocate backing up your system and waiting for MS to make the upgrade available to you in the usual way updates are made available.
Dave
 

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If you really want 11, you can do as suggested ("MiguelAngle11"). There's a tutorial. Personally, I'd do it that way, in preference to using Windows Update.

Short version: download the ISO.

Double click on it. It should mount as a virtual DVD.

Run Setup.

Choose to keep files and programs.


I strongly recommend imaging your Windows 10 installation before doing anything as major as an OS upgrade. I've been using Macrium Reflect Free, which is easy to use. The only downside I see to that is that the free version will be retired in a little more than a year.
 

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Good morning. I am a new member to this forum, but have been a member of TenForum for years....
Since 2016, by your TF profile. Welcome to Eleven Forum.
...for some reason it says that I should wait until I am notified by Microsoft that it is available. Is Microsoft still doing this, or did I miss the boat already? Just curious.
The upgrade you would get through Windows Update would be Windows 11 22H2. That was released in September and is on a phased rollout to those already on Win11 21H2, it's ramping up now but not everyone has been offered it yet. That 'phasing' may also affect to those waiting to upgrade from 10 to 11.

The other reason Windows Update may say 'wait until it's ready for you' is that there may be a 'safeguard hold' for specific hardware/software/drivers. This means it won't be offered until MS and/or the OEMs concerned have resolved the issue. See here for more details:

 

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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. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

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    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

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

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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I forgot the "safeguard hold".

One thing to try in advance of an 11 upgrade: see if "core isolation" can be enabled under Windows 10 (under Device Security). That is the form of conflict that I've seen. Core Isolation isn't required under 11, but it is needed for the highest level ("enhanced") of device security.
 

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Thank you all for your suggestions and input. I went ahead and downloaded the Windows 11 ISO 22H2 version. I then made a virtual drive so that I could test out Windows 11 first. After I made the VHD, I pasted the Windows 11 ISO into the drive. I double clicked on the ISO and realized, half way through the install, that I was probably NOT installing it on the VHD. And I was correct. Oh well, I guess I can test it out on the main C:\ drive. I don't see much difference in Windows 11 from my latest windows 10 update yesterday.

The only thing that is Very strange, though, is that I cannot find the VHD that I made anywhere. I looked in Disk Management and File explorer. Possibly it went away when I upgraded, but it does seem odd. Even the allotted storage space that I designated on it is now free space on the drive.
 

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    G. Skill 4X8GB 288-pin SDRAM DDR4-3000
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