Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft's upgrade
Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft's upgrade

Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft’s upgrade

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A shot of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro (AGB) Core i9-9900HX Intel Core i9-9900HX Edition of the OS in action.

Microsoft’s highly-anticipated Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 10 S (or Business or Enterprise) devices might have arrived just a few days after the general availability of Windows 10 Home, but which versions will work best for which machines?

Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to include the Desktop version of Windows 10 Home. However, the company has also expanded its Compatibility Program with Windows 10 S, and today we are here to explore this option.

Windows 10 S: Which version of Windows 10 should I get?

If you’re coming from Windows 10 Home, you can uninstall the desktop version from your PC, or simply upgrade your system to Windows 10 S. From this time forward, you can use the desktop version of Windows 10 for all Windows 10 PCs if you want.

Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft's upgrade
Windows 11 compatibility: Check if your PC can handle Microsoft’s upgrade

Make sure to check how much system memory Windows 10 S takes on the download, and on the installation, if necessary. As our lead reviewer recently explained on his Windows 10 Home review, it’s best to set a hard cap of 2GB for performance. That way you can test all the essential tweaks and work arounds without any hassle.

You can download Windows 10 S from the Microsoft Store for 1,749 for Windows 10 S by following the link above. If you have Windows 10 Pro installed, you will find a Windows 10 Start screen under Settings > PC and Devices > Apps and Features > Other > CVP (Clone, Download, Install) > Windows 10 S at your Recovery Key from previous steps.

Keep in mind that this all comes with the agreement that you get a brand new Windows 10 upgrade Windows 10. Make sure you just flip on the Start menu on your Windows 10 S device and follow the instructions on the screen to download the Windows 10 upgrade. Let us know in the comments.

If Windows 10 S becomes installed on your Windows 10 Pro machine, our Windows 10 Pro reviewer’s original Windows 10 S review, which shows Windows 10 Pro installation through our dedicated code and confirms the machine is ready for Windows 10 S, will be automatically updated. Otherwise, it will be automatically updated within 24 hours after that (through our dedicated link).

Click here to read our full Windows 10 S review.

Note: As mentioned, Windows 10 S users who have previously upgraded to Windows 10 Home from Windows 10 will need to give a 24-hour period, in the event you add Windows 10 S to your Windows 10 Home machine again. After that, you will automatically receive your Windows 10 S upgrade within 24 hours.

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