Today is the day for the official Windows 11 release. Microsoft just recently unveiled the release day of their next-generation operating system for PC; set for October 5, 2021. The first Windows 11 update is now available for download with version 21H2 Build 22000. So download and install the latest Windows 11 update for free.
This is the same build from the Dev channel with version 22000.194. However, this time you don’t even need to become a Windows Insider in order to get the update. If you simply visit All Settings > System Updates > Check for updates on your PC, you should see a Windows 11 upgrade option, as shown in the screenshot below. The latest Windows 11 upgrade is quite stable for the first release.
Most importantly, if you don’t see the update at the time of reading this article, don’t worry we have all the ways you can download the Windows 11 update via update assistant, media creation tool, and Windows 11 x64 ISO directly from Microsoft; including some unofficial sources as well.
Windows 11 update brings several new features and performance improvements over the current Windows 10 OS. You can call it an upgraded Windows 10 operating system with revamped visuals, enhanced user interface, and some cool new features like sideloading Android Apps, start button in the center, Game Pass baked right into the OS, new Microsoft Store, MS Teams, multi-windows feature, and much more. You can check out all the Windows 11 features from ChangeWindows.
System Requirements For Windows 11
Windows 11 has some system requirements. Here are the minimum requirements. You can bypass those by using our tutorial: How To Download And Install Windows 11 On Unsupported Devices Easily.
|Software version||Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.|
|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).|
|RAM||4 gigabyte (GB).|
|Storage||64 GB or larger storage device Note: See below under “More information on storage space to keep Windows 11 up-to-date” for more details.|
|System firmware||UEFI, Secure Boot capable. Check here for information on how your PC might be able to meet this requirement.|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Check here for instructions on how your PC might be enabled to meet this requirement.|
|Graphics card||Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver.|
|Display||High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.|
|Internet connection and Microsoft account||Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft account.|
Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity. Learn more about S mode here.
In short Windows minimum requirements:
- 1Ghz Dual Core 64-bit CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB of Storage (SSD is recommended)
- UEFI firmware, Secure Boot Capable
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
There is an easier way to do a Windows 11 compatibility check using Microsoft’s official PC Health Check software for Windows 10, 8, 7.
Make sure you meet Windows 11 system requirements:
- Download PC Health Check App (direct link)
- Launch the app on your Windows PC.
- Click on “Check Now” button in the section called “Introducing Windows 11”.
- You should get a notice called “This PC can run Windows 11“.
- Now, go to Settings > Update & Security > Check for Updates.
- You should see Windows 11 Upgrade.
How to Download and Install Windows 11 Update for Free?
The easiest way to install Windows 11 right now is via Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Alternatively, you can settle for Create Windows 11 Installation Media. OR, Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO).
Check out our how to install Windows 11 tutorial. Also, download all the stunning Windows 11 wallpapers in 4K and system sounds.
#1. Dowload Windows 11 Update Assistant
Step 1: Visit Windows 11 downloads page on the Microsoft site.
Step 2: Download Windows 11 Installation Assistant (direct link)
Step 3: Install Windows 11 Installation Assistant on your PC.
Step 4: Launch Windows 11 Installation Assistant on PC.
Step 5: Follow on-screen instructions.
#2. Download Windows 11 Media Creation Tool
Upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11 by creating an installation media.
Step 1: Visit Windows 11 downloads page on the Microsoft site.
Step 2: Make sure you have a USB or external drive with enough space where you can create an ISO file to.
Step 3: Download Windows 11 Installation Media installation app.
Step 4: Run it on your PC and create an installation media USB drive.
Step 5: Run Windows 11 installation on startup.
#3. Download Windows 11 ISO
Download the latest stable Windows 11 ISO from the following methods. There are several sites you can use to download the ISOs from. The first is an official Microsoft link. These links below are all legitimate resources. After downloading an ISO, double click it to mount it, run the setup.exe and follow the prompts.
Download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft
- You can now download Windows 11 ISO directly from Microsoft’s downloads page. From there you can pick the ISO option and have it save to your computer.
- From the Microsoft website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 – Microsoft now allows you to easily download Windows 11 ISOs, you no longer need to spoof your browser agent.
Download Windows 11 ISO from Adguard
- Use RG-Adgaurd to generate download link:
Visit https://tb.rg-adguard.net/index.php – This is an easy-to-use frontend Windows ISO downloader from Microsoft Techbench. All download links come directly from Microsoft Servers. Under type, select Windows (Final) and then pick Windows 11.
Download Windows 11 ISO from Helidoc
- Use Helidoc ISO tool:
https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-and-office-iso-download-tool – Use this tool to download the ISOs. This also provides direct download links to Microsoft servers. Direct link to their Windows-ISO-Downloader.exe.
Direct link to the English US x64 ISO
Here are the direct links we have created for the English US Windows 11 x64 ISO. This link expires after 24 hours of posting. I will refresh it once it expires.
- Windows 11 ISO Downloads | Direct link 1 | Direct link 2
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