In this guide, I have listed different ways to upgrade your current version to Windows 11.If you are planning to upgrade to the new Windows 11, the very first step is to check whether your machine meets the minimum requirements of Windows 11.
Visit the official website of the Microsoft PC Health Check App. Download the App and Run the check for your machine.Once you get a dialogue with the message, "This PC meets Windows 11 requirements,". You are good to go.
Before you jump on the process, I would recommend you to go through the mandatory pre-upgrade steps:
- You will need an active internet connection.
- Microsoft Account is required.
- Take a backup of your Data.
Once you are have everything ready; you can start with the following methods.
Part 1: How to Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 11?
Though there are multiple ways to upgrade your windows 7 to Windows 11, we have listed the easiest and straightforward way to avoid confusion.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to upgrade your windows 7 to windows 11:
.Click on the Start Icon and Search for Control Panel.
Launch Control Panel.In Control Panel, navigate to “Windows Update” and click on it.
On the Windows Update Page, you will have a “Check for Updates” Button. Click on it and let your current Windows find the Windows 11 Update.
Here, you'll get Windows 11 listed if your machine is compatible with the minimum requirements of Windows 11.
- Once the Windows 11 Update is listed, you can click on Install Updates and let windows update.
That's all you need to do to upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 11.
If you are using Windows 10, jump on to the next section.
Part 2: How to Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11?
The process of upgrading windows 10 to windows 11 is quite similar to the one you just read.
- Navigate to the “Start” Menu and launch it.
Click on the “Settings” icon on the Start Menu.
In Settings, Click on the “Updates and Security.” menu.”
On the Windows Update page, click on the Check for Update button and let your system search for updates.
- You will get Windows 11 listed automatically if your machine meets the minimum requirements of windows 11.
Once you see Windows 11 in the list, click on the "Install Updates" windows.
You have to wait until your windows download all the required updates. Once it is done, you can proceed and install windows 11.
Part 3: How to Upgrade to Windows 11 using PassFab ISO File?
There could be situations where your windows isn’t listing the Windows 11 update when you click on the "Check for Updates" Button even though your machine is compatible with Windows 11.
If you are in such a situation, you can use the utility tool "PassFab.” With this tool, you can perform a couple of operations that will help you tackle every possible situation where you can't access your system.
Besides that, if your system didn't boot up normally post upgrade to windows 11. You can use PassFab for ISO to reinstall Windows 11 directly by downloading the ISO.
Follow the below mentioned steps:
Launch “PassFab for ISO ”.Select the desired Windows and PassFab will download windows 11 ISO.
You will get the official ISO file only. PassFab doesn't modify any configuration in the ISO file.
- Once the ISO File is downloaded. Insert the USB flash drive in which you want to burn the ISO.
Select the appropriate USB drive and Click on "Burn".
A new dialog will appear with a warning! All the data on your selected USB drive will be erased.If you want to format the drive, click on "Continue". Else click on "Cancel" and Backup your data.
Your USB will become Bootable once the burn process is completed.
- As soon as the Burn is completed, reboot your system and navigate to “BIOS Setup.”
- Go to “Boot” Option and Set the “Boot Device Priority” to the “Bootable USB Drive.”
- Step 10: Your System will boot using the Windows 11 drive. Now, follow the on-screen instructions and install windows 11 on your machine.
So far, we have discussed “How you can upgrade your current Windows to Windows 11”. But while upgrading to the new windows, I have seen some readers who complained that their system is locked and can't use their current password to log in.
In such cases, you can reset your password. I have listed two different methods to reset your password.
Video Tutorial about How to Burn ISO to USB
Part 4: How to reset the password using Password Reset Disk
To use a password reset disk, you don't need any additional tools or software to create a password reset disk.
The only catch here is that you need to have a Password Reset Disk handy with you. You can’t create one instantly on the locked machine.
If you don't have a password reset disk, no worries, you can check the following discussed method.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to reset your password using the reset disk:
- Plugin the “Password Reset Drive” and Restart your Machine.
On the login page, click on “Reset Password”.
- A new dialog window will appear; click on “Next.”
A drop-down menu will appear; click on it and select the Device that is your "Password Reset Disk".
Click on “Next” and Set your new “Password.”
Type your “Password Hint” and Click on “Finish.”
So that's how you reset your Window's Password using Password Reset Disk.
Now, let's talk about the process through which you can reset your password even if you don't have a password reset disk.
Part 5: How to Reset Windows Password using PassFab 4 WinKey
In this method, we will use PassFab 4WinKey utility tool to reset your window's password. This tool comes with a 100% success rate. This is a paid software, but it is among the few utility tools worth every penny spent.
To implement this method, you need to have an additional computer where you will burn the password reset tool using PassFab 4 WinKey.
To use the tool, you have to download it from its official website.
Once you have downloaded and installed it successfully on your system, follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Launch PassFab 4 WinKey Application and Insert the USB flash drive.
Choose the appropriate USB flash drive and Hit Next.
- Let's the system Burn Password Reset Disk to the USB Flash Drive.
Once the process is completed, you will see a screen with some instructions. Read them thoroughly and Click on Next.
Reset the Machine and Insert the USB flash drive.Go to "BIOS SETUP" and Click on Boot Device.
Choose the USB flash drive that you have inserted and Hit "Enter.”Meantime choose the appropriate Windows and Click on "Next.”
- Choose your windows to account and select the "Reset Account Password" option.And enter your New Password and Click on the "Reset" button.
You have successfully reset your password. Let your system reboot, and you can log in using your new password.
I hope that by now, you must have upgraded your windows to new and fresh windows 11. In case you get into some loop where you are getting errors that can't be fixed. Do let me know in the comments. We will discuss it further. Even your suggestions are appreciated.