Family, friends, obsessions, music, creations—Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
Windows 11 was released on October 5th, can’t wait to experience the latest operating system? Let’s get started and upgrade your MSI laptop to the latest Windows 11.
You can also check out our Windows 11 upgrade tutorial video:
Windows 11 Upgrade Tutorial | MSI
Here’s the system requirement for Windows 11 upgrade
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
64 GB or More
UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM version 2.0
DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
HD display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Microsoft account and internet connectivity
Or you can download PC Health Check and verify if your laptop meets the requirements. You can click the link https://msi.gm/Windows11 and check the laptop compatibility list.
Stuck in TPM?
The most significant requirement difference between Windows 11 and previous Windows OS is the enablement of TPM 2.0.
All of the intel 10th and 11th gen CPU MSI Laptops already have built-in TPM 2.0, so you don't have to worry about it.
But just in case if the TPM 2.0 on your laptop has been disabled, this is what you will see after running the PC Health check app
If you encounter this issue, you have to enable TPM 2.0 function in BIOS to continue. You can refer to the Windows 11 update tutorial video for step by step method.
Backup before you start updating
You never know what will happen during a major update, so the best way is to backup your files within the laptop before beginning the Windows 11 update.
You can use your spare portable storage or cloud drive to backup the files. For the factory stock OS environment, you have to prepare a USB drive with minimum 32GB available space, and note that all file on it will be erased.
Plug the USB drive in your laptop, open up MSI Center, select “Support”, “MSI Recovery”, and follow the instruction shown in MSI Center.
Let’s update to Windows 11
Go to the Start menu and click on the gear Icon. Click On “Settings”
Your Windows 10 settings page will pop up. Now click on the “Updates and Security”
option within the page and “Windows Update” page will appear.
Click on the “Check for Updates” button and the system will start checking for new updates.
Go through to the detected list of updates, if you see Windows 11 upgrade in it, select that option and click download to Install.
If the above option did not show up, you can also try download installation assistant or ISO file from Download Windows 11 (microsoft.com)
Note that if you are not familiar with the above manual update process, wait till Microsoft Windows 11 automatic update information is still recommended
Anything missing after Windows 11?
Congratulation! After successfully updated to windows 11, it is better to check if driver or anything is missing.
You can use the Live Update function under “Support” Page.
Now it’s all done, enjoy the brand new Windows 11!