Microsoft is introducing a new feature to ease the transition to Windows 11. It’s about the installation process for Windows 10. Explanation.
Microsoft strives to make the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11 as easy as possible. One of the latest improvements offered on this topic is introduced by the KB5020683 update. It enriches the OOBE, also known as the out-of-box experience.
Targeting Windows 10 21H1, 21H2 and 22H2, it prepares the device to switch to Windows 11 directly from the initial configuration screen. Obviously, during the initialization phase, the computer connects to the Internet to check for updates. KB5020683 is then installed to directly start the upgrade to Windows 11. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to complete the initial configuration of Windows 10 and then upgrade to Windows 11 through a large download of new updates.
If you are familiar with Windows installations, this change will definitely be appreciated. It saves a lot of time and at the same time limits the number of actions.
How can a Windows 10 device get this KB5020683 update?
KB5020683 improves OOBE of Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. It provides the option to upgrade to Windows 11 as part of the installation process for these OSes. The update will download automatically after starting the Windows 10 installation process.
Knowing that an Internet connection is needed, the download is triggered after the configuration or initialization of the network connection (wired or wireless). It is important to know that the changes require a system restart. If there is no internet connection available, it is obviously not possible to upgrade to Windows 11.