What you need to know
- Upgrading directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11 will require a clean install or for you to re-image your PC.
- In contrast, PCs moving from Windows 10 will also have the option to upgrade through Windows Settings.
- Only PCs that meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11 will be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
People who want to upgrade their PCs directly from Windows 7 to Windows 11 will have to perform a clean install of the new operating system.