As we already know, Microsoft Will Start Giving End of Support Warning To Windows 8.1 Usersthis is because the end of life period of Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023.
Regarding this, Microsoft previously said that they will not offer a free upgrade path from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 or Windows 11, with that users may need to purchase a new license for the latest version of Windows from Microsoft.
And you need to know, not getting a free upgrade path, doesn’t mean we can’t upgrade at all. As long as the device used has sufficient specifications, and if you use a device that already supports Windows 11, you can even upgrade easily.
Now in this article, WinPoin will explain the method of upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 11 that you can now try and use.
How to Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 11
The method used is the method in-place upgrade where you must have an ISO file / Windows 11 Installation Media first, if you are using a device that fully supports Windows 11, it’s available secure boot, tpm 2.0, and other needs, download the ISO file from the Microsoft page following it’s enough to move on in-place upgrade.
However, if you are using a device that does not support Windows 11, such as unavailability secure boot and tpm 2.0then you must use the method bypass by using rufus which WinPoin has written on the following page: How To Bypass Windows 11 Installation With Rufus
OK, assuming you already have the Windows 11 Installation Media, whether it’s directly from the official ISO (if the device fully supports it) or via Bypass Rufus, the point is the same.
As in the picture above, in the Windows 11 Installation Media that you have, there must be several components boot, efi, source, support, autorun.inf, bootmgr, bootmgr.efi and setup.exe. If it already exists, please follow these steps.
Step 1. First please run setup.exe file.
Choice optional, you can choose Change how Windows Setup downloads updates to download driver updates and windows updates during the installation process, I recommend setting this to Not right nowto avoid failure of the update process.
Step 2. Click Next to continue.
Step 3. Click Accept if there is a Microsoft License Agreement which again may never be read.
Step 4. In section Ready to install please select Install to continue the upgrade process.
For the record, if you want to get fresh installation where all data on Local Disk C is deleted, you can choose Change what to keep and please choose an option Nothingwhen finished, click Next and click Install as shown above.
While the installation process is running, loading will run and you will be faced with the process of upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 11. If you are lucky, you may find your Windows 11 has been activated, for example if you are using Windows 8.1 Home and you are installing Windows 11 Home, it is possible that the previous license will be stuck in your version of Windows 11, provided that the version used is equivalent.
But you might find your Windows 11 without a license and not yet activated, so with that it’s a good idea to provide the original Windows 11 license that you bought earlier.
Until now, when this article was written, this method can still work, both upgrading from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to Windows 11, but in the future maybe this method will be closed by Microsoft so it’s a good idea to update your Windows immediately before the update support period. end.
What do you think? have you tried this step? comment below guys.
Reference : PureInfoTech