On October 5th, 2021, Microsoft officially launched Windows 11. Besides clean installing it on any compatible computer or device, or waiting for Windows Update to push it to your PC, you can also upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 manually. The easiest way to do it is via Microsoft\u2019s Windows 11 Installation Assistant. It\u2019s a small tool that you can get from the Download Windows 11 webpage and which behaves as an upgrade wizard for people who already have Windows 10 on their PCs. If you want to make the switch right now, here\u2019s how to use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant to upgrade from Windows 10:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNOTE: This guide shows you how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 using the Windows 11 Installations Assistant. If you\u2019re looking for a guide on how to clean install Windows 11, read this instead: How to install Windows 11 from USB, DVD, or ISO.\r\nHow to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 using the Windows 11 Installation Assistant\r\nTo upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, open your favorite web browser and go to Download Windows 11. Then, find the \u201cWindows 11 Installation Assistant\u201d section and click or tap on the Download Now button.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDownload the Windows 11 Installation Assistant\r\n\r\nThis action triggers the download of a tiny 4.04MB executable file called Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe. Save it anywhere you want on your Windows 10 computer or device.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDouble-click on the Windows11InstallationAssistant.exe file\r\n\r\nNext, ensure that you are logged in to your Windows 10 PC with a user account with administrative privileges. Then, use File Explorer to get to the location where you\u2019ve saved the Windows 11 Installation Assistant file. Double-click or double-tap on it and confirm that you want to run it when the UAC prompt pops up.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPress Yes to run the Windows 11 Installation Assistant\r\n\r\nNow the Windows 11 Installation Assistant loads. If your PC meets the Windows 11 system requirements, the wizard tells you that you can \u201cInstall Windows 11\u201d and shows you the \u201cMicrosoft Software License Terms.\u201d If you\u2019re OK with them and want to continue upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 11, click or tap on the \u201cAccept and install\u201d button from the bottom-right corner of the window.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 Installation Assistant - Press Accept and install\r\n\r\nNext, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant starts downloading the files needed to install Windows 11. Depending on your internet connection speed, this step might take a while so, if you\u2019re on a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or similar battery-powered device, please make sure that it\u2019s plugged into a power socket. The wizard keeps you permanently informed about the download progress, and you can keep using your PC while the Windows 11 files are downloaded.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 Installation Assistant - Downloading the files for the upgrade\r\n\r\nOnce all the files are downloaded, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant checks their integrity before carrying on with the upgrade.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 Installation Assistant verifies the downloaded files\r\n\r\nThen comes the third step of the Windows 10 to Windows 11 upgrade: installing Windows 11. While this process is taking place, the Windows 11 Installation Assistant shows you the progress.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 is being upgraded to Windows 11\r\n\r\nNote that this step of upgrading to Windows 11 can take a long time and can\u2019t be canceled. Once it\u2019s done, you are notified that \u201cYour PC needs to restart to install Windows 11.\u201d You can wait for 30 minutes until your PC automatically reboots, or you can expedite the process by clicking or tapping on Restart now.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPress Restart now to continue the upgrade to Windows 11\r\n\r\n After rebooting, Windows 10 informs you that \u201cYou\u2019re about to be signed out. Windows 11 Installation Assistant will reboot your device to complete the install.\u201d Wait or press Close: it really doesn\u2019t matter because, after a minute or so, Windows 10 restarts either way.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWindows 11 Installation Assistant will reboot your device to complete the install\r\n\r\nThen, the process of upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 continues, and your PC might reboot a couple of times more. Just wait for it to do its thing.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 is working on updates and might restart a couple of times\r\n\r\nAfter it\u2019s done, you get to see what the new lock screen from Windows 11 looks like. Click or tap on it and sign in with your user account.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Windows 11 lock screen\r\n\r\nThen, wait for a couple of minutes more until Windows 11 makes its final updates.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe finishing touches for Windows 11 are made\r\n\r\n Once everything\u2019s set up, Windows 11 is up and running!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 has been upgraded to Windows 11\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s it! We hope you\u2019ll enjoy using the brand new Windows 11!\r\nDid you upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 without issues?\r\n Windows 11 comes with quite a few new features and a user interface that\u2019s more beautiful than Windows 10\u2019s. However, it also has its share of bugs and annoyances. Regardless, if you wanted to have it faster rather than later, now you know how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. The Windows 11 Installation Assistant is an easy-to-use tool that\u2019s straightforward and doesn\u2019t require too many steps to make the upgrade. Before leaving, would you mind telling us whether everything worked well in your case? Let us know in the comments section below.