After the official release of Windows 11, Microsoft began to help users complete the migration, especially those who bought new devices but still had Windows 10 pre-installed.
As part of the upgrade plan, Microsoft has adjusted the back-end servers to get reminders of the new version during the out-of-the-box phase of Windows 10 OOBE.
In other words, the user can see the new version reminder after the device is turned on and connected to the network for the first time, and then the new system upgrade can be completed directly in the out-of-the-box stage.
The advantage of this is that users do not need to complete the cumbersome settings of Windows 10 first, and then upgrade to the latest version through Windows 10 system updates.
Due to version compatibility issues, Windows 10 Version 2004 is the dividing line. This version and subsequent versions can be directly upgraded to Windows 11.
Older versions earlier than this version must be upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10 before they can be upgraded to Windows 11. The OOBE stage upgrade is the same.
Of course, most of the newly shipped devices are currently pre-installed with Windows 10 21H1 version OOBE upgrade. There is no problem at all, and there is no need for users to upgrade twice.
The version is limited to the Home Edition and Professional Edition. Other versions such as Workstation, Education Edition and Enterprise Edition do not support this method.
If the upgrade to Windows 11 is chosen, the upgrade process will begin shortly after OOBE is completed. This update applies only to the Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2 OOBE process and will be available only when OOBE updates are installed.
This update applies to the following:
- Windows 10, version 2004 (Home and Professional only)
- Windows 10, version 20H2 (Home and Professional only)
- Windows 10, version 21H1 (Home and Professional only)
- Windows 10, version 21H2 (Home and Professional only)