By Dervish / Last update December 28, 2021

Microsoft's update server is upgrading Windows 11 to more and more PCs. Before you upgrade, however, you should think about what will happen.

Today, Microsoft is issuing Windows 11 upgrade requests to more and more PCs. When that day comes, you will make a choice: Should you upgrade or continue to use Windows 10?

Fortunately, you will not be forced to upgrade to Windows 11. At least not now.

Assuming you are not ready to update, you just need to click "Keep on Windows 10 temporarily". If you are going to upgrade, you should think about what Windows 11 will bring you before upgrading.

Your computer hardware may not support Windows 11

Suppose you buy a new PC now, then it may have Windows 11 pre-installed. Assuming this is the case, you can choose to go back to Windows 10, but I don’t recommend this. Because this PC is suitable for Windows 11, you only need to adapt to the operating system suitable for your computer.

But for older PCs, the hardware requirements of Windows 11 may be troublesome. Because the biggest obstacle is the CPU, if your PC has a seventh-generation (or earlier) Intel CPU, then the CPU does not support all updates.

On an old PC, although you have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11, you need to perform complex tasks such as a clean installation.

You may lose the features you rely on

Windows 11 has a list of deleted features. If there are features on this list that are important to you, please postpone the upgrade. Of course, if you often use multiple monitors, the upgrade in Windows 11 may be beneficial to you.

Your hardware and software may not be compatible

Since the core of Windows 11 is to upgrade to Windows 10, most PCs suitable for Windows 10 should be able to upgrade to Windows 11. However, "most" is not "all". When you cancel the upgrade and restore to the original system, you cannot do anything. If you are sure to upgrade, please test it in advance.

You may encounter errors

For newly released systems, system instability and bugs are unavoidable. Although Windows 11 has made a lot of personal attempts as a part of the Windows Insider Program, it is absolutely impossible for these tests to cover all the situations of the large Windows user community.

Suppose you are worried that the new operating system will have a bad effect on your work, then all you need to do is to check the known issues of Windows 11 and find their solutions. If you want to postpone solving these problems, I hope you can wait for Windows 11 to be more mature before upgrading.