this is how the upgrade from Windows 7 will work

In the days leading up to the official announcement of Windows 11, there was talk of the possibility of carrying out theupgrade gratuito to the new operating system even for PCs still stopped a Windows 7. The Redmond group did not then explicitly pronounce on the subject, limiting itself to making known what will happen to those currently in possession of a device with Windows 10. To clarify, however, is now the official website of Lenovo, with a document (link at the end of the article) that illustrates how to update.

From Windows 7 to Windows 11, you can

In short, for those stuck at W7 it will be necessary to perform aclean installation of Windows 11, taking advantage of the license already in its possession. Obviously as long as you satisfy the hardware requirements defined by Microsoft for the execution of the platform: it is possible to carry out a test obtaining an immediate response with the third-party tool WhyNotWin11 which, in case of compatibility problems, provides in-depth details.

For Windows 7 devices that meet the hardware requirements, you will need to perform a clean install or reimage to go directly to Windows 11.

The alternative is to first run theupdate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and then the leap to Windows 11.

The launch of W7 dates back to 2009, but despite the end of official support which occurred in early 2020, it is estimated that more than one in five desktop computers in the world are still stuck at this version (source NetMarketShare). The exit date of W11 has not been officially disclosed with precision by the software house, but the clues point to October 20, 2021. The PCs already in circulation will receive the update starting from the end of the year, with a progressive rollout that will end before mid-2022.

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