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Laptops

Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Zenbook 14X (UX5400)
Zenbook Flip 13 OLED
Zenbook 13 OLED/ZenBook 14
Vivobook Pro 16X (M7600)
Vivobook 14/15/17
ExpertBook B9
ProArt Studiobook 16 (H5600)
ProArt StudioBook Pro X
ProArt Studiobook Pro 15

Gaming Laptops

ROG Zephyrus M16
ROG Zephyrus G14
ROG Strix SCAR
TUF Dash F15

Dekstops / All-in-ones

ASUS Zen AiO 24
ExpertCenter D7
ROG Strix GT15
ROG Strix GA35
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FAQ

Windows 11 is the next major version of the Windows operating system (OS) that Microsoft plans to release before the end of 2021. Microsoft has not released another version of Windows for 6 years because Windows 10 was a continuously updated operating system. You are able to find more answers by the following FAQ about Windows 11.

Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

PCs with Windows 11 pre-installed will be available before the end of 2021.

If your accessories worked with Windows 10 and meet the Windows 11 requirements, they should work with Windows 11. If you want to be sure, please check with your accessory manufacturer.

Most Windows 10 PCs currently being sold will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. For the PC to be able to upgrade to Windows 11, it must meet the minimum hardware specifications and specific hardware is required for some features. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalized but is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. You can refer to the ASUS website for a list of tested models to upgrade Windows 11.

If your existing Windows 10 PC is running the most current version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware specifications it will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalized, but for most devices already in use today, we expect it to be ready sometime in early 2022. Not all Windows 10 PCs that are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 will be offered to upgrade at the same time. To see if your PC is eligible to upgrade, you can refer to the ASUS website  for a list of tested models to upgrade Windows 11. If your PC's model name doesn't be in the list of tested models, you can also  download and run the PC Health Check app to determine if your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Once the upgrade rollout has started, you can check if it is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Updates. 

If you’d like to see if your current PC meets the minimum requirements, you can refer to the ASUS website  for a list of tested models to upgrade Windows 11. If your computer's model name doesn't be in the list of tested models, you can also download and run the PC Health Check app to determine if your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11.

If you use an ASUS system product (such as Notebook, Desktop, and All-in-One PC), the current hardware will not be able to upgrade.

Yes! Windows 10 continues to be a great version of Windows. Microsoft has committed to supporting Windows 10 through October 14, 2025.

Upgrades to Windows 11 will begin to roll out late in 2021 and continue into 2022. During this time, we will be doing some behind-the-scenes testing and validating for your specific PC. Windows Update will provide an indication if and when your PC is eligible. You can check by going to Settings > Windows Update.

It’s free. But only Windows 10 PCs that are running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications will be able to upgrade. You can check to see if you have the latest updates for Windows 10 in Settings > Windows Update.

An update can consist of bug and security fixes and new features in a version of Windows. They tend to roll out throughout the year. An upgrade is when you change versions-for example, moving from Windows 10 to Windows 11, or moving editions from Windows Home to Windows Pro.

The free upgrade offer does not have a specific end date for eligible systems. However, Microsoft reserves the right to eventually end support for the free offer. This end date will be no sooner than one year from general availability.

Yes. You do not have to upgrade to Windows 11. Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.

Yes. You can upgrade by going to Settings > Windows Update if you originally declined the offer.

No. Windows 11 and Windows 10 require approximately the same amount of disk space. During the upgrade process, however, extra space is required. Windows will clean up this extra disk space about 10 days after the upgrade is complete.

Windows 11 is the newest version of Windows. However, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2025.

By default, all your files and data will transfer. However, we recommend backing up your files before installation. Learn more about OneDrive PC folder Backup.

Yes. After you have installed the Windows 11 upgrade, there is a 10-day period where you can move back to Windows 10 while keeping files and data that you brought along with you. After the 10 days, you will need to back up your data and do a “clean install” to move back to Windows 10.

Downloading and installing Windows 11 will most likely take longer than a typical Windows 10 feature update. You can use your PC while you’re downloading Windows 11 and then you have the option to schedule the install to happen at a specific time when you aren’t planning on using your PC.

If your PC meets the minimum hardware specifications, the Windows 10 Home edition in S mode can upgrade to the Windows 11 Home edition in S mode. If your Windows 10 PC is running the Pro edition in S mode, you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro. Windows 11 Pro edition is not available in S mode.

You can refer to the ASUS website  for a list of tested models to upgrade Windows 11. If your computer's model name doesn't be in the list of tested models, you can also download and run the PC Health Check app to determine if your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Many PCs that are less than four years old will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. They must be running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware requirements.

The above information is from Microsoft, you can refer to the  Windows 11 website of Microsoft  to learn more information.

You can refer to the ASUS website  for a list of tested models to upgrade Windows 11. If your computer's model name doesn't be in the list of tested models, you can also download and run the PC Health Check app to determine if your PC is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11. Many PCs that are less than four years old will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. They must be running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware requirements.

 

If you use Windows devices for business, you are able to find more information by the following FAQ:

Microsoft will send you a notification once your eligible PC has been tested and validated for the free upgrade. Or you can go to Windows Update and see for yourself. Please note that a significant download is required to complete this upgrade. ISP fees may apply in areas where the internet is metered.

The upgrade to Windows 11 is for the same edition as you have on your Windows 10 device. Devices with Windows 10 Pro installed will be upgraded to Windows 11 Pro. Devices running Windows 10 Enterprise will upgrade to Windows 11 Enterprise. Windows 11 Pro will not offer Windows 11 Pro in S mode, so you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade.

Most software and accessories that worked with Windows 10 are expected to work with Windows 11. Check with your software publisher or accessory manufacturer for specific details on your products.

Yes, Microsoft is committed to ensuring your applications work on the latest versions of our software and Windows 11 has been built with compatibility in mind. Microsoft's promise states that apps that worked on Windows 7/8.1/10 will work on Windows 11. If you have App Assure, Microsoft will help you fix them at no cost. App Assure is a service that helps customers resolve application issues that they may experience when deploying the latest version of Microsoft software. App Assure is available at no additional cost for eligible customers with 150+ seats. For more information on eligibility requirements, please navigate to this page. Visit the App Assure page and sign in to submit your request for assistance for a dedicated App Assure Manager. If you experience any issues submitting a request for assistance, please contact ACHELP@microsoft.com and one of Microsoft team members will assist you.

Windows 11 is based on the same foundation of Windows 10, so it will support the same management tools that you use today with Windows 10.

Windows 10 remains supported through October 14, 2025, as originally announced at its launch. Customers using long term service releases (LTSC and LTSB) will continue to be supported through those published end of support dates.

Most devices available for purchase now will be upgradeable to Windows 11. You will have the option to upgrade, clean install, or reimage Windows 10 devices to move to Windows 11. For Windows 7 devices that meet hardware requirements, you will need to clean install or reimage to go directly to Windows 11.

Windows 11 provides a familiar modern and refreshed interface that helps increase productivity and enhances the collaboration experience for end users while maintaining consistent management for IT managed devices.

Windows 11 has been built on the same core as Windows 10 so you’ll continue with the same experience you’re accustomed to.

Yes, you will be able to use Windows Autopilot for Windows 11 devices.

Most software and accessories that worked with Windows 10 are expected to work with Windows 11. Check with your software publisher or accessory manufacturer for specific details on your products.

 

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