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How to Install Windows 11 on Windows 7 (Get In-depth Guide)

Updated by Daisy on Feb 22, 2023
Written by Tracy King

Can I Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 11 

Yes, you can. If you are holding out on an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, it's time to install Windows 11 to Windows 7. And it is a free trip for you to complete a Windows upgrade. But some users also complained about the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 to shell out cash(Most devices do not have TPM 2.0 chip). Is that the same question to you whether it is free to upgrade or not? Take a quick look at the screenshot or go to a page like All You Should Know about Windows 11 for more tips:

Check Compatibility

Hard for beginners to check whether their devices are eligible or not. If you are not sure about your configuration like processor, graphic card, TPM 2.0 chip, or other system requirements, use our free Windows 11 Upgrade Checker.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and click "Toolkit".

Step 2. Click "Win11 Checker" to open this feature. Then click the Check Now button to start.

click check now

Step 3. The Windows 11 compatibility result window will soon appear. All the incompatible and compatible configuration items will be listed.

check windows 11 compatibility result

Change to UEFI Mode for Your Computer

The computer market sees a trending system firmware to use UEFI mode due to its faster and securer boot, over 2.2 TB HDD or SSD support, likely replacing the traditional BIOS boot. To boot your computer in UEFI mode, the hard drive's partition should be GPT style.

To sum up, the Legacy mode is compatible with MBR, and the UEFI mode is compatible with GPT. To boot from UEFI mode, convert partition style now.

  • Legacy - MBR
  • UEFI - GPT

Even though the process, graphic card, TPM chip can not be replaced in a few clicks, you can modify your system firmware to UEFI by converting MBR to GPT. EaseUS Partition Master is a reliable partition converter software to convert MBR to GPT without data loss. Download software on Windows 7 and follow the guide:

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To optimize the computer for Windows 11, you can get more excited points of EaseUS Partition Master to optimize, such as adjusting disk space - extend C drive, format, create, format partition.

Download Windows 11 ISO File to Install Windows 11 on Windows 7

Want to get an easy solution to quickly download the Windows 11 ISO file instead of doing it manually. EaseUS Windows 11 builder is such free software to provide the downloadable Windows 11 ISO image and you can connect a USB flash drive to the computer. Follow the steps to download Windows 11 ISO file to your computer and move to the next steps.

Step 1. The Windows11 builder is integrated with the EaseUS OS2Go software. Click the download button and launch the program after installation.

Step 2. Switch WinToGo Creator to Windows Install Drive Creator. The obtained system information is available on the home screen, and it keeps updating all the time. Apart from Windows 11, Win11 builder also supports you to download Windows 10/8.1.

Step 3. Connect your USB flash drive to the computer. Win11 builder will automatically detect your USB device, so all you need to do is click the Create button.

win11builder step 1

Step 4. The software will empty your USB drive data if it's a used one. Once the downloading process begins, wait there until it finished or leave for a while to do you own job.

win11builder step 2

Step 5. After successfully downloading the Windows 11 iso image file on the USB drive, start to install Windows 11 from the bootable USB drive on your computer by following the installation wizard step by step.

Upgrade Process from Windows 7 to Windows 11 for Free

With the help of EaseUS Windows 11 Builder, you have installed Windows 11 files on your USB flash drive. Now you can upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 11 by the USB device.

Note: Make sure your computer has enough power and will not shut down during the upgrade process.

How Do I Install Windows 11:

Step 1. Connect Windows 11 USB to your computer and open your File Explorer. Click This PC and you can find the USB device under the Devices and drives. Click it to open.

Step 2. Find the setup.exe file and launch Windows 11 setup program.

Step 3. Click Yes to confirm the User Account Control window.

Step 4. Windows 11 will prepared to set up.

Step 5. On Windows 11 set up window, click "Change how Setup downloads updates" > Tick "Not right now" > Click "Next" button

Step 6. Wait for a second and choose what to keep

  • Keep personal files and apps.
  • Keep personal files only.
  • Nothing.

After selecting, click on the Next button.

Step 7. You can check the "Ready to install" message. Click on Install.

Step 8. Your PC will now install Windows 11.

Step 9. Once the upgrade is finished, you can enter your account and set your personal settings on Windows 11.

Roll Back Upgraded Windows 11 to Previous Windows OS

Step 1. Click Settings on the taskbar.

Step 2. Go to "Update & Security" > Recovery, hover on "Go back to Windows 7" and click on the "Go back" button.

Step 3. Select options about why are you going back and click "Next" > Click "Check for updates" or "No, thanks" > Click "Next" to go on > Click "Go back to Windows 7"

go back to windows 7

Wait for a while to restore your previous version of Windows.

Final Thought

In this article, we have introduced a quick way to install Windows 11 on Windows 7. You can get the free tool for preparation. If Windows 11 is not your chicken dinner, take steps to roll back.

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About the Author

Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.

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