Windows 11 update compatibility?

  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10

    Windows 11 update compatibility?

    Hi, my previously w11 incompatible PC is now suddenly telling me Windows 11 version 22H2 is ready and it's free.
    Have they suddenly changed the requirements, and if I proceed is it reversible back to W10 if neededWindows 11 update compatibility?-w11.jpg?
    Thanks Rebel

    PC is W10 version 22H2 (OS Build 19045.2604)
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  2. Posts : 2,096
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)

    Whatever you choose to do, create a backup (image) of your current system first

    Macrium Reflect (freeware from MajorGeeks, other links to direct Macrium dowenloads elsewhere in this forum. The free version is no longer available from the Macrium website)
    AOMEI Backupper (freeware)

    Create image(s), create a boot USB drive from either/both programs respectively (and even a spare copy as insurance)

    Then run the update directly from the MS site. Don't use any links clickable in that message window shown in your OP, just in case it's not genuine MS

    EDIT : And if you've a mind to, and you don't already do it, make an extra backup of your personal data in native format (i.e. ,doc as .doc, .jpg as .jpg, etc) using something like SyncbackFree

    EDIT 2 : Rollback withing 30 days is still avaiable, AFAIK. However, for me, that would leave a pretty messy system ... upgrade <> downgrade. Alternate absolute ideal way would be ...
    - swap out your existing drive for a blank SSD. That would leave your current system, warts and all, intact in case anything goes pear shaped (as they used to say in The Bill) with the new system, and/or it's not to your pleasure
    - clean install of Win 11. Test/play with to your hearts content.
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  3. Posts : 5,276
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit

    In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use DISM commands to set the number of days after an upgrade that you can uninstall the upgrade before the system deletes the previous version.

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  4. Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Home

    This happened to my Win11 incompatible laptop as well! As soon as I clicked Stay on Windows 10 for now, the update window reverted back to the usual red X "This computer cannot run Windows 11..." message.
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  5. Posts : 2,525
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    It seems to be a new bug as other users are reporting the same on various sites. However as others have said if you try updating it will fail.
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  6. Posts : 1,463
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 64 bit

    I saw an article yesterday and it was an error by MS.
    It will not install W11.
    Microsoft accidentally offers Windows 11 upgrades to unsupported PCs again
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