Microsoft is (again) forcing Windows 10 users to update to Windows 11

Microsoft will do anything to update you to Windows 11, it’s true. The most recent way is a Windows 10 update that users can access. In fact, a new update with the version number KB5020683 has been made available to them, which when installed provides a new OOBE (Out of Box Experience) screen.

This is a collection of screens that appear when the computer turns on and typically prompt you to perform actions such as accepting license agreements, connecting your computer to the Internet, or even logging in with your Microsoft ID.

Microsoft urges users to update to Windows 11

But this time the OOBE screen has something unique. Indeed, Microsoft has chosen to display a number of pages there to present Windows 11 to you and ask you to download and install (free of charge) the new version of its operating system.

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“In December, an out-of-band update was released to improve the out-of-box experience (OOBE) of Windows 10, version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. It offers eligible devices the option to upgrade to Windows 11 as part of the OOBE process. This update will only be available when an OOBE update is installed.” explains Microsoft on the support page of its update.

Your computer must be running Windows 10 Home or Pro versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, or 22H2 to receive this update. More importantly, your machine must be able to run Windows 11. In other words, your Windows 10 computer must meet Microsoft’s requirements in order to install Windows 11. You should not be able to update if you don’t. do not have a PC with a TPM 2.0 Module. With at least an 8th generation processor or Secure Boot support.

OOBE screens will appear after installing update KB5020683. And offering you to download Windows 11 to update your computer.

Why is Microsoft insisting you upgrade to Windows 11? simply to prepare for the imminent end of support for Windows 10. On October 14, 2025, the operating system, which was launched in 2015, will no longer be officially supported. Therefore, Microsoft will stop providing operating system updates from this date. However, other versions of Windows will be removed first. Microsoft officially stopped supporting Windows 8/8.1 on January 10.

If you are one of the users running this operating system, you have little time left to update your PC. Or buy a new computer with the necessary specifications for installing Windows 11.

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