Ready to upgrade to Windows 11? Read this first

Windows 11 is NOT a “required” upgrade. Microsoft has announced plans to support Windows 10 until late October of 2025. Learn more here. Keep in mind just because you are eligible for the upgrade, does not mean you SHOULD upgrade. If you have any questions around upgrading, please contact us.

October 5th marks the ONE YEAR anniversary of the official launch of Microsoft Windows 11. Millions of people across the globe took advantage of the free upgrade, to Windows 11, but millions still have not taken the plunge. If you are considering upgrading this article will help give you some clarity, so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not you should upgrade.

First as mentioned, Windows 11 is not a “required” upgrade, but it is encouraged. Support for Windows 10 will end in late October of 2025, you still have time before you need to make a decision. what exactly does “support will end” mean? This does NOT mean you can’t use your computer, what this means is Microsoft will no longer be rolling out updates for Windows 10, you might be thinking, I don’t need the updates anyway. these updates help keep you safe in an online world. Stay away from banking online, until you have a supported version of Windows.

Now the big question is, should you upgrade? This is a difficult question to answer, as everyone’s needs are different. what you should be asking yourself is, can I upgrade? Windows 11 has high system requirements. The first thing you need to do is find out if your computer meets the minimum requirements to run Windows 11. Microsoft thankfully has made this easy. You can download, run, and install this tool, to check for compatibility. If you have any questions about the results, feel free to contact us.

It is important that you consult with someone before upgrading, there are many things to consider things like, what happens to my data. Do my programs carry over, will I need a new printer, do I need updated versions of software, what happens to my bookmarks? These are all things to consider before pulling the trigger on upgrading.

In closing Windows 11 is a stable option, just be sure to do your homework first. As of now, it is free to upgrade for now. One last thing to mention. If you upgrade to Windows 11, there is a good chance you will NOT be able to revert back to Windows 10, we do not know for sure yet, just be mindful.

I hope this helps! Anthony@ofalloncomputers.com

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