Immediately after the premiere of Windows 11, Microsoft announced that computers running Windows 10, the hardware components of which meet the requirements of the new OS, will receive the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11. At that time, no one remembered users of older versions of Windows, so the question hung in the air. will they be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free? Microsoft is still silent on this issue, but Lenovo has not become silent.
Indeed, users of computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 11, but only they will have to perform a clean installation of the system. No application files or settings from the old OS will be transferred to the new one, so deciding on such a step, users of PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will have to take care of the safety of their documents, files and information themselves. In Windows 10, this process looks like installing the next update and all data, of course, is saved.
In the latest beta version of Windows 11, configuration keys for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have already been found – this also indicates that computers with these operating systems will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. migration to Windows 11 may be limited.
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