ASUS Partners with Microsoft for Windows 11 Upgrade


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ASUS announced that it is partnering with Microsoft to ensure users of new and existing ASUS PCs are primed for the launch of Windows 11 after it becomes available.

As an internationally-respected and trusted manufacturer of Windows PCs, ASUS is proud to be a leading proponent of Windows 11. In preparation for this exciting launch, the company is preparing a raft of new and existing devices for a free upgrade to the new version of the operating system.

From today (June 24, 2021), all newly-purchased ASUS Windows 10 devices that are featured on the upgrade list, plus many existing eligible ASUS Windows 10 devices, will qualify for an upgrade after Windows 11 is released.

As an example, both new buyers and existing users of ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED (UX582), ZenBook Duo 14 (UX482), ZenBook Flip 13 OLED (UX363) and ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325) models will all be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11 – so prospective buyers can buy today safe knowing that a free upgrade is just around the corner.

Hundreds of other ASUS models that shipped with Windows 10 will also qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 11 – including ProArt StudioBook, ZenBook, and VivoBook laptops, ROG Strix, ROG Zephyrus and ROG Flow gaming laptops, and TUF Gaming laptops and desktops. Many ExpertBook laptops and ExpertCenter desktops will also be eligible, along with many Zen AiO and Vivo AiO models, and ASUS Mini PCs.

For the full list of qualified models, click here.

Windows 11: Get a fresh perspective

With the upcoming launch of Windows 11, Microsoft is set to introduce a new Windows experience that will bring users closer to the people and things they love. For more information on Windows 11, click here.

Prepare to upgrade: Simple steps to ready ASUS PCs for the new operating system

Windows 11 isn’t here yet, but it will be coming later this year. We know that users of ASUS devices will be excited by this prospect, and would wish them to prepare for its arrival. There are a number of things owners can do in order to get their devices ready.

Check if a PC can upgrade

Use the PC Health Check app to see if an existing PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11. If so, it is possible to get a free upgrade after it starts to roll out. Get the app here.

Shop for a new PC

Need a new PC now? ASUS has an extensive range of Windows 10 PCs that can upgrade for free after Windows 11 rolls out. To know more, click here.

Perform a PC Backup

It’s so much easier to transfer to a new PC when files and photos from a current PC are backed up to OneDrive.

Please note that the upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue onto 2022. Specific timing will vary per device.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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