When you check for updates for your device, you might see the following message:

Coming soon: Upgrade to Windows 11

Upgrade to Window 11 is on its way to your device. There is nothing that requires your attention at the moment. Once the update is ready for your device, you’ll see it available on this page.

Safeguard Holds

By selecting the option to Learn More, you will be taken to a page offering a customized summary of any safeguard holds affecting your device.

The Safeguard holds affecting your device page shows known issues impacting your device and temporarily preventing it from upgrading to Windows 11 because of one or more safeguard holds

More information

Safeguard holds prevent a device with a known issue from being offered a new feature update. We use safeguard holds to make sure you have a positive experience as your device moves to a new version of Windows.  

The lifespan of safeguard holds varies, and once the originating issue is resolved, the safeguard holds are lifted. You can see documented known issues affecting impacting supported versions of Windows on the Windows release health hub, where you can also learn more about Windows 11 availability and rollout. 

Note: Microsoft publicly discloses information about safeguard holds when the holds are broadly applied, and we can independently address the issues driving the hold. Only in certain circumstances are we authorized to disclose third-party driven safeguard holds related to non-Microsoft software, drivers, or devices.

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