Windows 7 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 11, but with a clean installation

Microsoft last month released Windows 11, which will be available to Windows 10 users as a free upgrade.

The company has also released Windows 11 system requirements, which include Secure Boot and TPM.

Although the Redmond-based company provides free upgrades for Windows 10 users, it has not clarified whether users of Windows 7 and 8.1 versions have a similar option.

Fortunately, manufacturers and suppliers seem to have filled the gap in the information available by publishing hardware compatibility lists and guides on how to enable TPM.

Now Lenovo has released a FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions page) in Windows 11, which covers basic questions, including how to upgrade for Windows 7 users.

According to the allegations, users of the Windows 7 operating system with acceptable hardware can upgrade to Windows 11 but will have to do a clean installation.

This means that there may not be a way to go directly to Windows 11 by downloading updates from Windows Update.

Most of the devices now available for purchase will be able to upgrade to Windows 11.

Users will have the option to upgrade, clean install, or redesign Windows 10 devices to upgrade to Windows 11.

For devices with Windows 7, a clean installation is required.