Windows 11 is the next major version of the operating system from Microsoft. We talked yesterday about the possibility of being a free operating system. It is now known that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade not only for Windows 10 holders. Users can upgrade to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 without spending a penny. This is done through applications such as the Media Creator tool or the Update Wizard.
Windows 11: Free update for Windows 7 and beyond!
In fact, this is reliable information. Owners of these earlier versions with the original license can update for free with Windows Update. It is based on the configuration keys found within Pkeyconfig (Product Key Configuration Package) in Windows 11’s Internet Attack Configuration. The configuration file suggests that Windows 7, 8, 8.1 users have an upgrade.
As you can see in the image above shared by the latest Windows website, the Windows 11 framework contains the necessary configuration files that allow Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 users to install the update directly using the official tools.
But is Windows 11 completely different?
Looking at the name, we think we have big news. However, this is not exactly true. But as mentioned there are many changes XDA.
Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the Sun Valley version. We always thought this would be another feature update for Windows 10. However, Microsoft I wanted to do something new and change the name from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Because it added many features that contribute to a new design. In fact, we have new graphics inspired by Windows 10X.
What happens during installation?
If you are using Windows 10, installing Windows 11 is no different than installing a feature update. In fact, the process is very similar and all the data is kept. So, if you are using Windows 10, 8 or 7 and you have the right license, you can switch to Windows 11 for free and without major challenges.