We have been a few days, basically since the leak of its preliminary version, with constant news about Windows 11 and the changes it brings with respect to its predecessor. But,what Windows 11 represents for users of previous versions operating system (7, 8.x, 10)?
Well, thanks to the thousands of users who have spent days reviewing every aspect of the filmed build, today we know that Windows 11 can represent, for these users, nothing less than a free operating system update.
Upgrading to Windows 11 from its predecessors will require us to have a legitimate license on our current system
Microsoft repeats the Windows 10 play
That is, in the same way that Windows 10 offered users (of versions after Windows Vista) the possibility of updating their old operating system installations for free, users who already have a digital or OEM license linked to their PC they will not have to buy a new activation key to upgrade to Windows 11.
How do we know this? Well, thanks to an analysis of the PKeyconfig (the product key configuration package) of the filtered version, which —as shown above in the Product Key Config Reader screenshot— contains the configuration files needed to install W11 from any of its 'ancestors' already cited.
Once you want to install the new Windows (we strongly recommend that you wait for its official launch), you will only need to resort to Windows Update, or tools such as WSUS or Media Creation Tool to proceed to update your system.
Of course, like everything exposed from the leaked build, all this information is conditioned by the possibility that Microsoft change something before its official launch.
Via | WindowsLatest