Saturday, April 1

What will happen to my computer if I don’t upgrade to Windows 11? | Digital Trends Spanish

Microsoft announced that it will end support for Windows 10 as of October 14, 2025.And because Microsoft’s new operating system isn’t compatible with all computers that currently have Windows 10, many users are wondering what will happen to their PCs if they don’t upgrade to Windows 11.

Well, the first thing to know is that after October 14, 2025 you will be able to continue using your computer as you do until now, although with a notable difference. As of that date, Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for Windows 10 Home and Pro. As you know, these are crucial to keeping your device, and therefore the personal and financial information you have on it, protected.

Although companies outside of Windows, as 0Patchrelease security updates, most likely the support will not be the same as the one officially provided by Microsoft.

So, you have three alternatives. One, upgrade to Windows 11 by force-installing it (Microsoft published instructions on how to do it, though it doesn’t recommend it at all), install Linux, or start saving up for a new computer by the end of 2025. Digital Trends in Spanish we have several guides with the best laptops what can you buy.

How to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC

Now if you choose force installation of Windows 11 using the official Microsoft method, you will need to go through a process to modify the Windows registry. It is a process that requires some technical knowledge, but in this guide we explain how to do it step by step. However, keep in mind that the process must be carried out with great care, since modifying the Windows registry in the wrong way could require you to completely install Windows 10 again.

Linux distributions

On the other hand, if you choose to install Linux, it is best that you know which are the best Linux distributions available in 2022, and then continue with the installation.

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