Windows 10, during installation Microsoft offers to upgrade to Windows 11

Microsoft releases update KB5020683 for Windows 10 v2004 and newer. It introduces an important change during the installation process. It allows you to go directly to Windows 11.

The change concerns the OOBE, the graphical interface accompanying the user during the installation of Windows 10. An invitation proposes to install not the latest version of Windows 10 but Windows 11. This novelty concerns the OOBE of Windows 10 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 and 22H2. We already talked about it a few days ago: Installing Windows 10, Microsoft offers the switch to Windows 11.

Switching from Windows 10 to Windows 11 during the installation process (OOBE)

The update is automatically installed on devices during the Out of Box experience. During the process, Windows downloads critical updates, drivers and zero-day patches. If the PC meets certain requirements the message “ The next version of Windows is here appears. All of this applies only to the consumer editions of Windows 10, i.e. Home and Professional editions.

Eligible devices have the option to upgrade directly to Windows 11. The message “The next version of Windows is here” is accompanied by a button to “Upgrade to Windows 11”.

Microsoft explains

If a newer version of Windows is available and the device is eligible a user can choose to upgrade to the latest version of Windows after OOBE is complete. Version updates are considered non-critical because the device will continue to function properly if the user does not select Download update. In Windows 10 2004 and newer, the “The next version of Windows is here” screen appears at the end of the OOBE.

The “Upgrade to Windows 11” button is displayed prominently. As usual, there is no “no thanks” button. It is necessary to select ” remind me later to ignore the offer. It would then appear in Settings. A link “ see what’s new and different » is also available to learn about the changes made by Windows 11.

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