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Windows 11 Setup – How to upgrade your computer to the latest version of Windows

This follows on from our previous article regarding Windows 11 Update

Windows 11 Setup – Windows is the world’s most popular operating system, with over 1 billion active devices around the world. The latest version of Windows offers a number of new features for both desktop and mobile users.

Most people are familiar with Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 11. Anyone with an old computer or laptop can upgrade to Windows11 without any hassle.

We will walk you through how to upgrade your computer to the latest version of Windows in 4 easy steps:

1) Download!

2) Install!

3) Enjoy!

4) And do more than just Facebook and Instagram on your computer while you’re at it.

Windows Setup – What’s Different?

If you have been a Windows user for a long time, you know that the setup process is always the same. However, with the release of Windows 10, things are different.

The first difference that you will notice is that there is no longer an option to select which type of installation you want to do – like choosing between “Upgrade” and “Custom (advanced)”. Instead, as soon as you click on Next on the first screen, it will automatically install in “Upgrade mode”.

That’s not all. If you want to perform a Custom (advanced) installation and make changes to your system like disk partitioning and which edition (Home or Pro) and architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), then there are no options for this either.

How to prepare for an unattended upgrade process

Unplanned disasters happen. Sometimes the worst happens and you get stuck with an unplanned, unattended upgrade process. You could lose data, and Google will not be able to recover it for you. Read on and learn how to prepare for this disaster so you can get back up and running quickly if it should ever happen to you.

Step 1: Identify what needs upgrading

A lot of businesses upgrade because they want to use new features or add-ons that come included with the new version of their software. If your business doesn’t need any new features–and especially if your business is used for one-off tasks or project-based work–it may not be worth the risk of upgrading in order to enjoy a few extra bug fixes or conveniences.

Step 2: Backup all

How to prepare for the Windows 11 update

The latest update of Windows is here and the update is getting a ton of mixed reviews. Some people are saying that the new update makes their computer go slower, while others say that they love the new look. With all of this talk going around it’s hard to know if you should get the update or not.

Here are some tips on what to do if you want to update your computer to Windows 11.

  • Make sure your computer’s security is up-to-date with anti-virus software
  • Update all your drivers before updating your Windows
  • Back up all of your data on an external hard drive or cloud storage service like Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox.
  • Make sure that any printers or scanners are configured to work with your new system before removing old devices from your PC.
  • Close all applications before updating your PC
  • If you have a laptop, make sure it has a charger on hand in case it goes offline

Final thoughts on upgrading to Windows 11

Upgrading to Windows11 is a big change. The environment has changed and it’s worth looking at the benefits of the new system.

  • Windows 11 is more secure than its predecessors. The new system uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify malware and phishing scams, which makes it easier for people to avoid these scams without having to research themselves.
  • It’s easier than ever to multitask. Users can use windows on their screens simultaneously, which means that tasks can be completed in a shorter amount of time while still not affecting the quality of work done on each task.
  • Upgrading your computer is easier than ever before with Windows11. There are many downloads available for different computers that will help guide you through the process if you’re unsure on what steps to take.

Whether you’re a small business, large corporation, or charity, we can tailor our services to meet your individual needs. We specialise in IT Network and Service Management and we offer a flexible, full suite of solutions that will reduce your expenditure and help maximise your productivity.

We’re here for you every step of the way, from the initial consultation through to system implementation and beyond. Penntech IT Solutions is designed for businesses that want to focus on what they do best whilst leaving the rest of their IT in hands that are equally capable.

Talk to our team today on 020 3371 1810

 

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