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Are you wondering how you need to prepare your PC for installing Windows 11? Simple! Here is a quick and easy guide which will allow you to prepare your PC for the installation of Windows 11.

How do I know if I can get the Windows 11 update?

There are a few things you need to check to see if your device is compatible for the new Windows 11.

  • Processor Compatibility : Microsoft has published a constantly updated list in which you can verify that your CPU is compatible with the new update. Do not be upset by the fact that your processor may currently be incompatible: the final version of Windows 11 is still scheduled for later dates, so it is very likely that until then the list will be expanded.
  • Check updates: One of the things you can do, is check for new updates on your PC and keep it up to date with everything, which will make it easier for you to stay safe.

I got the notification. Now what?

You got the Windows 11 update notification. That’s amazing! Now, relax and follow these steps to ensure you get the most out of the update and keep your PC running smoothly.

  • Restart your PC: While this may seem an obvious step, some people simply put the device or PC to sleep and keep it running for weeks, maybe even months. Windows 10 does this automatically, but restarting your PC actually is best every now and then to keep the inside happy, as the components may slowly make your PC run slower.

You can fix this issue by shutting down your PC each day once you have finished using it, by clicking on the Windows button and selecting the ‘Power’ button. 

  • Check if you have start-up apps: PCs can become slower by different things, and one of them are any app you installed that will instruct Windows to run their programs immediately after you log in, slowing down system speed.

To check your startup programs, open Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del), then click the ‘Startup’ tab. Select which program you don’t want to start up and disable it.

  • Delete unwanted programs: Many PC are bundled with third party software, which due to its large size and unnecessary nature sometimes cause issues. 

To check your installed apps go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program. Right-click on any programs you no longer need and select Uninstall.


If you’d like any more advice or have an issue you want to speak to us about, get in touch with WiseGuys on 0808 123 2820. We can also help to make sure you have the right apps and tools to browse safely online, such as anti-virus software, private connections, and more.