When the Windows 11 upgrade is ready for your device, it will be available to install from the Windows Update page in Settings. Choose a time that works best for you to install the upgrade. You'll then need to restart your device and complete the installation. After that, your device will be running Windows 11. Also note the following:

Learn more about upgrading to Windows 11 at Upgrade to Windows 11: FAQ.

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Check for updates

When the Windows 10 May 2021 Update is ready for your device, it will be available to download from the Windows Update page in Settings. Choose a time that works best for you to download the update. You'll then need to restart your device and complete the installation. After that, your device will be running Windows 10, version 21H1. (To check whether you're already running the May 2021 Update, select View update history on the Windows Update settings page.) Also note the following:

  • If you want to install the update now, select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update , and then select Check for updates. If updates are available, install them.

  • If version 21H1 isn't offered automatically through Check for updates, you can get it manually through the Windows Update Assistant.

  • If you run into problems updating your device, including problems with previous major updates, see common fixes at Troubleshoot problems updating Windows, or use Fix Windows update issues to step you through the troubleshooting process.

  • If you're warned by Windows Update that you don't have enough space on your device to install the update, see Free up space for Windows updates.

  • If you experience internet connection issues while updating your device, see Fix Wi-Fi connection issues in Windows.

If you're still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and want to make the move to Windows 10, you can learn more at Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ

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