Installation and Upgrade Upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with Windows 11 Installation Assistant

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The Windows 11 Installation Assistant allows you to upgrade a Windows 10 PC directly to the latest Windows 11 build.

Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:
  • You have a Windows 10 license.
  • Your PC must have Windows 10, version 2004 or higher installed to run Installation Assistant.
  • Your PC meets the Windows 11 device specifications for upgrade requirements and supported features. Certain features require additional hardware. It is also recommend that you visit your PC’s manufacturer’s website for information about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows 11.
This tutorial will show you how to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.


You must be signed in as an administrator to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.




Here's How:

1 Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download now button at Microsoft's site for Windows 11 Installation Assistant. (see screenshot below)


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2 Save the Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe file to your desktop, and run it.

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

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4 If prompted to Get PC Health Check app, do so and restart the Windows 11 Installation Assistant when finished. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on Accept and install. (see screenshot below)

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5 The Windows 11 Installation Assistant will now download, verify download, and install Windows 11. (see screenshots below)

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6 Click/tap on Restart now when your PC needs to restart to install Windows 11. (see screenshot below)

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7 Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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8 Your PC will now restart, and Windows 11 will start installing. (see screenshot below)

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9 When the upgrade to Windows 11 has finished, you can dismiss the lock screen and sign in to Windows 11. (see screenshots below)

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10 Windows 11 will now get things ready. (see screenshot below)

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11 After a bit, you will be on your desktop in Windows 11 with the Start menu open. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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This was the method I used to install Windows 11. Installation went without a hitch and all apps and files were still present. So far, I haven't had any issues.
Brink, I'd like to thank you for all your work with the tutorials. They make it much easier to tweak the system to the way I like it, especially compared to trying to find where various settings got moved to and trying to follow Microsoft's help instructions.
 

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Hello Shawn I have the upgrade update today in my settings and want to just make sure of two things before I go ahead with the upgrade which I shall leave for just a little while just to make sure everything is up and running as it should be.
But I have seen somewhere that it is advisable to disable the current security suite while upgrading to Windows 11 plus I seem to remember doing something with the Secure Boot settings in the BIOS. Is this right or not??
 

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Hello Shawn I have the upgrade update today in my settings and want to just make sure of two things before I go ahead with the upgrade which I shall leave for just a little while just to make sure everything is up and running as it should be.
But I have seen somewhere that it is advisable to disable the current security suite while upgrading to Windows 11 plus I seem to remember doing something with the Secure Boot settings in the BIOS. Is this right or not??

Hello John, :)

Secure Boot is now required for Windows 11, so you do not want to disable it.

If you have a 3rd party AV program installed, it may still be a good idea to temporarily disable or uninstall it until after you have finished upgrading.
 

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    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
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Hello John, :)

Secure Boot is now required for Windows 11, so you do not want to disable it.

If you have a 3rd party AV program installed, it may still be a good idea to temporarily disable or uninstall it until after you have finished upgrading.
Just to say, I upgraded my Win 10 to 11 in the Beta program, left the insider program before the 5th everything worked absolutely fine. When I did the upgrade I did have Norton Security running all the way through and it gave me no problems. I am on build 22000.194 Do you know if that is the same buils that is being released to the public? as I have had no updates as yet to check.
 

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    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
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    Alienware AW610M
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    Chrome and Firefox
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Just to say, I upgraded my Win 10 to 11 in the Beta program, left the insider program before the 5th everything worked absolutely fine. When I did the upgrade I did have Norton Security running all the way through and it gave me no problems. I am on build 22000.194 Do you know if that is the same buils that is being released to the public? as I have had no updates as yet to check.
Correct. 22000.194 is the public release build.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Browser
    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    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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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1
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    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
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    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    Samsung 2TB P981A
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
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Hello John, :)

Secure Boot is now required for Windows 11, so you do not want to disable it.

If you have a 3rd party AV program installed, it may still be a good idea to temporarily disable or uninstall it until after you have finished upgrading.
Thanks Shawn well I shall make sure that it is set as enabled the security is s=easy enough to do eh? :)
 

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    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    on board Intel
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Genaric
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    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
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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Thanks Shawn the secure boot is set to enable and my security suite is easy enough to disable as I don't want to uninstall it as I have it on all my machines and was daft enough not to note which licence is the one for the compatible machine:confused:
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    i7 -10510U
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    on board Intel
    Sound Card
    N/a
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Genaric
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Pro NMe
    PSU
    N/A
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    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
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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