Microsoft's update servers are rolling out the Windows 11 upgrade to an increasing number of PCs. Before you say yes, though, consider what can go wrong.
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For the first time ever, Microsoft is releasing a Windows upgrade that it doesn't want most of its existing customers to use. But, especially on new hardware, Windows 11 offers some serious usability improvements, along with a handful of annoyances.
What's new in Windows 11? What are its minimum hardware requirements? When will your PC be eligible for the upgrade? We've got the answers to your Windows 11 questions.
Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.
Windows 11 is ready to roll out to the general public. Should you install the upgrade on your Windows 10 devices? Don't even think about it until you've answered these five questions.
If you were expecting Microsoft to relent in its strict hardware requirements for Windows 11, prepare to be disappointed. Most PC designs from 2018 or earlier will be unable to make the upgrade.
Does your PC have the right hardware to run Microsoft's next Windows version? The answer depends on where you look. And don't count on the compatibility checker for much help.
You've got a new PC running Windows 10 Home. You want to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Here's how to get that upgrade for free. All you need is a Pro/Ultimate product key from an older version of Windows.
Want to try Windows 11 risk-free? Use Hyper-V to create a virtual machine where you can test the new operating system without losing access to your "real" PC. I've got step-by-step instructions here.
Finding the right file can be frustrating, especially if you have a large number of files in multiple subfolders. If you know approximately when that file was saved, though, you can narrow the search quickly.