How to Upgrade with Windows 11 Assistant

This post show students and new users steps to upgrade a Windows 10 PC using Windows 11 installation assistant. With Windows 11 being released to the general public, Microsoft has created and released a full Windows 11 ISO, created Windows 11 installation media tool and also released an upgrade assistant to help users upgrade to Windows 11.

Microsoft wants as many people upgrading to Windows 11 as soon and quickly as possible, and that’s why these tools are being developed and released to help users upgrade with ease. You can use Windows 11 upgrade assistant to upgrade your current Windows 10 machine to Windows 11.

In order to upgrade using Windows 11 assistant, your Windows 10 computer must have a valid license key, must have Windows 10 version 2004 or higher installed, and meets Windows 11 straight requirements.

You will not upgrade to Windows 11 if your computer has Windows 10 that’s not activated or without a valid license key.

To get started with upgrading Windows 10 using Windows 11 assistant, follow the steps below.

How to upgrade with Windows 11 installation assistant

As mentioned above, Windows 11 installation assistant is used to upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11. The PC you want to upgrade must have a valid Windows 10 license.

Before you can upgrade, these must be met:

  • You have a Windows 10 license.
  • Your PC must have Windows 10, version 2004 or higher installed to run Installation Assistant.
  • Your PC meets the Windows 11 device specifications for upgrade requirements and supported features.
  • Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows 11.

Once the above are met, use the link below to download Windows 1 installation assistant.

Download Windows 11 Assistant

Save the file to your computer and run it.

  1. Select Run. You need to be an administrator to run this tool.
  2. Once the tool confirms the device hardware is compatible, you will be presented with the license terms. Select Accept and Install.
  1. Once the tool is ready, click the Restart Now button to complete installation on your computer.
  2. It might take some time to install Windows 11, and your PC will restart a few times.  Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to use Windows 11 installation assistant to upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, use the comment form below.