How to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 without losing data

The next generation operating system from Microsoft, Windows 11, was just released a few days ago. Microsoft has revealed the Windows 11 preview at its event in Redmond. The redesigned Start menu, multitasking features, and a refurbished Microsoft Store are all available in the Windows 11 preview (build 22000.51). Furthermore, visual changes are the focus of Windows 11. Technology enthusiasts are eagerly waiting to upgrade their existing system to next-generation operating system Windows 11.

Following are some steps which need to be followed to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10.

1. If someone wishes to install Windows 11 on their Windows 10 computer, they must first join the Windows Insider Program and for that, they need to have a Microsoft account. If the user doesn’t have a Microsoft account they can create it from there.

upgrade to Windows 11

2. Once created the Microsoft account the user will have to link it to their device with Microsoft account. And for that they have to go to “Settings>Accounts” from their computer and have to select the option “Sign in using a Microsoft account instead.”

3. After linking their account to PC, users need to register for Windows Insider Program and sign in using the same Microsoft account.

4. Switch to the “Windows Insider Program” tab and click “Get Started”. Once you’ve switched to an online account and gone through “Update & Security” in the settings.

Insider Program
Note: Go to “Settings -> Privacy -> Diagnostics and feedback -> Turn on Optional diagnostic data,” if you receive a Diagnostic data error.

5. Confirm, after selecting Microsoft account, then picking “Dev Channel,” as at present Dev Channel is the only channel where Windows 11 is available to users.

Dev channel

6. Now go to the “Windows Update” menu and choose “Check for updates.”

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7. At last user’s Windows 10 PC will receive the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.51 update. Now the user may download it. However, it’s a time taking process so the user will have to keep some patience.  

8. During the installation, the PC will reboot many times. Windows 11 installation will take a few hours, depending on the user’s device’s configurations.

upgrade to Windows 11

9. After installation users will be able to enjoy the changes made in the next-generation OS. The best part of this process is that none of the user’s file, folder, or program will be harmed.

Reha kumari

Technology Enthusiasts, Studying Journalism and Mass Communication

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