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Use this tag for questions regarding the upgrade path to Windows 11 from an earlier version of Windows.

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windows 11 22H2 fails to install due to being unable to check compatibility

I'm trying to get my PC up to date with the windows 11 22H2 update - I'm currently running 21H2 / OS Build 22000.978. I've tried updating all 3 ways - windows updater, using the set up tool and the ...
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How to force Windows to rerun the user profile setup/upgrade procedure manually?

I was running Windows 11, but I guess this applies to Windows 10 as well. I had a semi-broken user-profile on Windows 11 (start menu not opening, the whole taskbar reverted to the Win10 variant ...
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SECURE BOOT VIOLATION on MSI MODERN 14 after Windows 11 update failed

Upgraded Windows 10 to Windows 11 on MSI Modern 14 earlier this year via Update assistant. I saw the latest Windows 11 22H2 update and put the MSI modern 14 to upgrade via Windows 11 Installation ...
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Windows 11 Installation: Stopped by logging in Adobe

I recently made a factory reset on my Windows 11 on ThinkPad T 490. I don't have an Adobe account and the installation is requiring me to do it. How can I skip it? How can I skip the installation ...
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How can I upgrade a brand new Windows 11 Home to Pro? (without leaving the out-of-box experience and without logging in with a non-corporate account)

I am expecting to receive a new Windows 11 Home laptop that I would like to join to a company Azure Active Directory, and log in with a corporate account. I understand that Windows 11 Home does not ...
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What issues can I expect if I install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware?

I decided to upgrade to Windows 11 and downloaded Win11_English_x64v1.iso from the official link, tried to install the OS via setup.exe, and here is what happened: This PC doesn't currently meet ...
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PC meets the min system req for Windows 11. Specific timing for when it will be offered can vary as we get it ready for you? What does this mean?

My laptop has said this for months? Why won't the upgrade start? I can't seem to find any real answer from Google.
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Windows 10 System and Boot partitions are on different drives

So I'm trying to convert my drives to GPT so I can upgrade to Win 11, however my system and boot partitions are on different drives. The problem is that these are my largest two dives, are are both on ...
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Lenovo Ideacentre Upgrade - Supported CPUs?

I'm attempting to upgrade a Lenovo Ideacentre 720-18asu to support Windows 11. The motherboard has an AM4 socket, and previously had a Ryzen 7 1700 installed. I purchased a Ryzen 7 5800x. When I ...
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What is the hard requirement for a CPU to be supported by Windows 11?

I have a new laptop which happily updated to Windows 11 and an older Lenovo stationary whose Xeon E3-1241 processor is not supported by Windows 11 so it has to happily keep running Windows 10 (except ...
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"Upgrade to Windows 11" prompt showing on Windows 11's Windows Upgrade

I updated to Windows 11 from windows 10, but on the Windows Update section in the Settings app I still get the "Upgrade to Windows 11" prompt. What can I do? Windows Update screenshot: EDIT ...
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HP Envy 5540 series printer started printing black and white only from Windows 11 laptop

I have a Windows laptop which I updated from Windows 10 to Windows 11. After the upgrade I had some problems printing on my HP 5541 inkjet printer, which were resolved. After a period of trouble-free ...
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Windows 11 starts by itself

I'm using Windows 11 and I have this very weird issue: Every day at at certain time my laptop just starts by itself. Exactly. It is off(not hibernated or in sleep mode) and it starts by itself. That's ...
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Windows 11 upgrade results in HP Printer either printing grayscale or failing to print entirely

I have a laptop which I have recently upgraded to Windows 11. I now seem to have two versions of the printer (HP Envy 5541, from the HP Envy 5540 series) available from MS Word; one which doesn't ...
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Windows service get deleted when update the system from Windows 10 to Windows 11

I wonder why windows delete my service when I update the system from win10 to win11. There are three services our team develops, and they work fine on win10. However, when I update to win11, two of ...
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How to install a clean Windows 11 on Laptop that has Windows 10 Pro OEM

My laptop came with Windows 10 Pro OEM Works fine. I got a notification from Microsoft of an upgrade to Windows 11 I did the upgrade and I have Windows 11 I want to format my laptop. Is there a way to ...
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How to set Windows Spotlight to periodically auto-change the desktop wallpaper in Windows 11

I've noticed that the lock screen on Windows 11 automatically changes the background image every few hours, when set to Windows Spotlight.Settings > Personalization > Lock screen I would like ...
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Windows 11 can't access certain folders

I've just updated to windows 11 and I can't access certain folders. It denies me access sometimes but other times it just doesn't do anything. The folder is "C:\Users\adam\AppData\Local\...
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BIOS unable to recognize GPT drive in UEFI boot mode

I am asking this question from my Windows 11 Surface laptop, which is working fine. The problem I'm having is with my desktop PC which I built myself, and is running Windows 10. I am trying to upgrade ...
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Windows 11 removed the "open containing folder" or "open file location" feature?

After I updated my OS from Windows 10 to Windows 11, "open file location" disappeared from search result sometimes. Sometimes, it shows me "open file location" like this so that I ...
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Prevent deletion of Windows.old

I'd like to force Windows to not delete Windows.old after an upgrade. I've run into some issues with Windows 11, but I have a long-running task (an upload) and can't rollback. I remember doing a ...
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Windows 11 install failed now I can't install again

I am trying to update to Windows 11, but for some reason it is saying that I am up to date (Windows version 10). I downloaded and installed it from Windows Update a few weeks ago, however, the install ...
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How do I put Windows 11 on an HP ProBook 4530s with an unsupported CPU, no TPM and no secure boot?

I am trying to install Windows 11 on my ProBook 4530s however, nothing I try will work. here are some things I have tried: Using regedit to add the following keys: BypassRAMCheck set to 1 ...
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Where is windows 11 math recognizer?

I recently upgraded to windows 11 and there were a few features in windows 10 that are not there in windows 11. One of which is math input panel: "Math Input Panel is removed. Math Recognizer ...
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How to install Windows 11 on Intel Mac

I have a MacBook Pro 4th generation (2016-2020) with Intel chip and macOS Monterey. I had Windows 10 installed via Boot Camp Assistant. I tried to install Windows 11 in the same way I had installed ...
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Has anybody been able to fix the RDP authentication error 0x800706be in Windows 11 after upgrading from Windows 10?

I upgraded to Windows 11 pro from a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro (unknown which version) the week that 11 came out. Since then, I am not able to connect to ANY Remote Desktop server. I get an ...
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Missing short cuts created in Windows 10 Start Menu after upgrade to Windows 11

I just upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Now I lost the short cuts that I previously created in Windows 10 Start Menu. Where can I find it and put them back on Windows 11?
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Windows 11 Upgrade setup fails at 0% with "SPInitializeMonitoringDriver: SETUPMON: Failed to load the monitoring filter driver"

I am trying to upgrade my PC to Windows 11. When I run the setup.exe, I continue the process until I get the full page screen showing the progress. As soon as I get it, it fails at 0% with this error ...
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Re-add "create new text file" to Windows 11 context menu

I have just upgraded to Windows 11 on my pc. As a C++/cmake programmer, I constantly use the option "create new -> text file" on the context menu, but Windows 11 has removed this option. ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to Windows 11 on a dual boot computer?

The title basically says it all. I have a dual boot computer with: Windows 10 Ubuntu 18.04 I've now received an invitation for a free upgrade to Windows 11, and I am wondering if the upgrade could ...
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Does force upgrade to Windows 11 puts my system under risk?

There is a way to upgrade Windows 10 to 11 (even if hardware eligibility check is failed) by editing registry. I.e. to bypass the restriction. But also I saw some vague information that Microsoft may ...
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usb flash drive and external hard drive won't appear in windows 11

After upgrading windows 10 to windows 11 the usb flash drives and my external hard drive won't appear in the file explorer and the windows not playing the sound of something is plugged in. but my ...
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Install apps from the store without an account

In windows 10 it is possible to install all the free apps from the microsoft store without logging in with the microsoft account (just close the window and the download starts automatically). In ...
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Python working after upgrade from windows 10 to windows 11

I would like to upgrade my windows 10 to windows 11 because I like the new look and features. I´m using python quite a lot recently which got me wondered: Does my Python installation still work after ...
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My (new) pc is not ready for Windows 11?

I've just installed all the parts: Asus B560 motherboard Intel I5 11500 16 GB ram Geforce 1060 500 GB NVME drive (mounted on the motherboard) And it states during install that its not Windows 11 ...
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How can I update TPM on Windows 10 machine for Windows 11?

When preparing my 5-years old Intel Core i7 computer for Windows 11, I ran PC Health Check. These are the results: Regarding TPM, I tried to upgrade it to 2.0. From Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ...
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Command line options for Windows 11 installation assistant

I am trying to upgrade few Windows 10 devices by running Windows 11 Installation Assistant command line options but none of the combinations seem to work. I've gone through the binary and see below ...
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Windows 11: CPU too old and tried AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU

I have a 5 years old computer with an Intel I5-6600k CPU which is too old for upgrading to Windows 11. All other W11 requirements are met (TMP2.0 ...). I read that one can install and run W11 with ...
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How can I get secure boot working after manually creating EFI partition with diskpart?

motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING Rev X.0x I successfully enabled secure boot and installed Windows 11. Because of issues I decided to go back to Windows 10 and experiment on another machine. ...
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Windows 11 Upgrade Installation Error 0xc1900101

During upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11, the installation fails with error 0xc1900101. The upgrade was launched using Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
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Update from Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.194.0 (Windows 11 insider version) to Windows 11 stable

I am using Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.194.0 now. Edition Windows 11 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎07-‎Jul-‎21 OS build 22000.194 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000....
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Windows 11 upgrade using ISO - INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Could not get Windows 11 upgrade through Windows Update (see: Windows 11 update check cached?) So I downloaded ISO, mounted it from drive C and ran setup.exe as recommended on multiple blogs. It ...
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Is there a way to upgrade to Windows 11 using USB?

I cant for some reason get Windows 11 upgrade through Windows Update (see here: Windows 11 update check cached?) I downloaded Windows 11 ISO and "burnt" it to USB. If I boot from it - it ...
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Windows 11 update check cached?

Tried to get upgrade for Windows 11 - the Windows Update shows the PC does not meet requirements and the Microsoft PC Health Check shows it does (I have Asus ROG Strix X570-E with AMD Ryzen 9): One ...
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Cant upgrade to windows 11 due to virtualbox

Ok, so I came across this error when trying to upgrade to Windows 11. It used to be 2 of the same errors, but it said I had to uninstall VirtualBox, and I did. So now it's just one error and its this ...
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My TPM version isn't compatible with the windows 11 minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Windows 11 is TPM Version 2.0, while my version is 1.2, I think that's why I didn't receive the Windows 11 update. I found an iso image of it, but is it okay to install it? ...
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You will need a new app to open this windows defender link

I have recently upgraded to Windows 11 which is now on the Beta Channel, the only unofficial problem I have is with Windows Security. Here's What I get when I try to click on any Windows Security link ...
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Windows 11 complains after reboot "Why did my PC restart?"

I'm installing the Windows 11 (10.0.22000.51) in a (unsupported) MacBook Pro Late 2013 using BootCamp from Apple. I'm following this XDA article: How to install Windows 11 on almost any unsupported PC ...
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Windows update error: 0xc1900101 on upgrading to windows 11

I was trying to upgrade windows 10 to 11 preview build by windows update and then while installing update(after restarting), my system displays 'undoing changes made to your system...' and after ...
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Will my computer run Windows 11?

I have a couple of very decent computers, I am wondering if they will run Windows 11, and I am trying to determine how to proceed. What are the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11?
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