We all know that Microsoft is working on the next version of its Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 11. The company has not yet announced an official release date for the new OS, but it is widely expected to launch sometime in 2020.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering how you can prepare your PC for the upgrade to Windows 11. Here are a few tips to help you get ready:
1. Check Your Hardware Compatibility
Before you do anything else, you need to make sure that your PC’s hardware is compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft has not released any official minimum system requirements for the new OS, but we expect them to be similar to the requirements for Windows 10.
If your PC is more than a few years old, there’s a good chance it won’t be powerful enough to run Windows 11. In that case, you’ll either need to upgrade your hardware or stick with Windows 10.
2. Make Sure You Have Enough Storage Space
Windows 11 is expected to be a fairly large OS update, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough storage space on your hard drive. Microsoft has not announced an official size for the update, but we estimate it will be at least 4GB.
If you’re tight on storage space, now would be a good time to clean up your hard drive and free up some space. You can use Windows’ built-in disk cleanup tool to do this, or you can use a third-party utility like CCleaner.
3. Backup Your Files and Data
Before you install any major update, it’s always a good idea to back up your files and data. That way, if something goes wrong during the upgrade process, you’ll be able to restore your data from the backup.
There are many different ways to back up your data, but we recommend using an external hard drive or cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Whichever method you choose, just make sure you have a recent backup before you install Windows 11.
4. Get Ready for Some UI Changes
Microsoft is planning to make some major changes to the user interface (UI) in Windows 11. The company has not yet released any details about the new UI, but it is expected to be significantly different from the current version of Windows.
If you’re not a fan of change, you might want to wait until Microsoft releases more information about the new UI before upgrading to Windows 11. Otherwise, you might be in for a shock when you see the new interface for the first time.
Microsoft has not yet announced an official release date for Windows 11, so we don’t have all the details about the upgrade just yet. However, the company is expected to provide more information in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, you can prepare your PC for the upgrade by following the tips in this article. And be sure to check back here for more information about Windows 11 as it becomes available.