Follow these tips for a smooth transition to Windows 11.

October 5 marks the highly anticipated release of Windows 11, Microsoft’s next-gen operating system (OS). With software these days, it’s important to consider that everything you purchase is an unfinished product behind the virtual shrink wrap. Virtually every OS or IoT device requires an immediate update to function. If you are considering an upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, here are a few things to consider.

Ensure that your antivirus supports Windows 11

If you follow the news, you know that there has been a surge in cyber-attacks and incidents over the past year. Every day, companies fall victim to ransomware and wind-up spending millions of dollars to unlock their data. Before upgrading to Windows 11 (or any OS), you should always ensure that the antivirus you use that is fully up to date if you plan to upgrade to Windows 11. Unsure if your antivirus supports Windows 11? We can help with that.

Check the System Requirements

Currently, the system requirements includes 1GHz or faster CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a version 2.0 Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Click here for a full list of system requirements.

Check your Files and Backups

While going through the Windows 11 upgrade process, all of your applications, files, and folders should still be intact when you finish. Always have a backup of your files and folders. We recommend using an external drive and cloud backup (3-2-1) approach. If you are unsure if your files and folders are properly backed up, we can assist with that. Click here to contact a service representative.

Check your Installed Software

Not all of the features and native tools of Windows 10 are going to make it to Windows 11. For a list of those features who didn’t make the cut, click here. To check everything currently installed on your system, simply click the Apps entry on the Windows Settings pane for a list.