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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).


  1. Bill
    November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

    Hi, thank you for this article. I was able to use method 2 without major problems, unfortunately my laptop freezes quite often and i have to use forced shut down. Is this software or hardware related?
    I have a ASUS UX31A with i5 CPU 1.7GHZ, 4GB non removable RAM and 128GB SSD, Now, I'm running Windows 11 Pro. I was thinking to upgrade my SSD to 500GB. Thank you,


    • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
      November 14, 2023 @ 6:22 pm

      Yes, I think it's a hardware related issue and the disc might be the culprit. (p.s. Upgrade the RAM also if you can)


      • Bill
        May 1, 2024 @ 11:39 pm

        Hi, i think i fixed this issue with drivers updates, but i also have an additional issue. My laptop was turned off for 6 months and I'm unable to update my machine using the Windows update feature, it says my computer is up to date, except the last update was done in November 2023 and now is May 2024. Any idea how to fix this, also Windows defender and optional Windows products updates are uploading without any issues. I did restart the laptop several times, i did Windows update troubleshooter, cleared cookies, used cc cleaner for registry problems, etc. no change whatsoever. Thanks


        • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
          May 2, 2024 @ 12:25 pm


          • Bill
            May 4, 2024 @ 4:05 am

            So, after some problems I was able to install the latest update, I followed the link and instructions provided and I used method 2. Question: Do I have to do this every time Windows 11 upgrades to newer version? Also, should I download and install Cumulative Update preview for Windows 11 Version 23H2 KB5036980 or ignore it? I was able to install other update, KB 4023057, but I'm afraid that I would have to go through the whole process again. I'm thinking to going back to Windows 10. Please advise, Thank you.

          • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
            May 8, 2024 @ 10:00 am

            To update your system to 23H2 follow the instructions on this article:

  2. Cdskidso
    October 22, 2023 @ 1:07 pm

    I found that using install.wim in the windows10.iso failed because the HP pavilion 550-a114 has NO tpm chip (that procedure worked perfectly if the computer had tpm 1.2). I will try again with the above registry changes to see if it is successful


  3. AK Fish
    October 13, 2023 @ 11:03 pm

    Just skip the regedit and put in the USB drive with windows 11 setup files and is "D" drive, use the following from COMMAND LINE PROMPT at D:

    D:\setup /product server

    During installation, a message appears saying Windows Server is being installed, but instead, Windows 11 Home or Pro are installed. (special thanks to Extreme Tech for this tip).

    Easy peasy.


  4. Kevin
    July 25, 2023 @ 7:41 pm

    Do you need to enter a product key for this windows 11 or will it carry over from Windows 10 without prompting for a key?


    • lakonst
      July 26, 2023 @ 1:06 pm

      You don't need to enter a key for Windows 11. It will "use" your Windows 10 key.


  5. Terrance
    October 22, 2022 @ 8:15 am

    I guess there's a limit to how old your hardware can be before Windows will no longer install. I have an AMD FX8350 that fully supports virtualization, but yet every single time I try to install I get HYPERVISOR ERROR. :(


  6. Dragonx
    June 24, 2022 @ 8:12 pm

    Only guide working after many hours of searching. Thank you.


  7. mathlete
    June 1, 2022 @ 2:59 pm

    Had a Win10 VM that needed to be updated to Win11; the ISO I used for fresh Win11 VMs wasn't running the update despite the required registry changes, but this one did. Thanks!


  8. Sam
    February 25, 2022 @ 6:47 pm

    There's a much simpler way that doesn't require any registry edits.
    1. Download the Windows 10 ISO file from Micro$oft's website (Yes, Windows 10).
    2. Extract the contents of the ISO to a directory on your HD.
    3. Navigate to the sources subdirectory.
    4. Delete install.esd (it's the largest file in the sources directory).
    5. Download the Windows 11 ISO file from Micro$oft's website.
    6. Open the Windows 11 ISO file and navigate to the sources subdirectory.
    7. Copy install.esd from Windows 11\sources to Windows 10\sources.
    8. Copy the Windows 10 installation files (including the Windows 11 install.esd) to a USB drive or burn them to a DVD.
    9. Insert the USB drive or DVD into the target computer and boot from it. Depending on the BIOS, you may have to press a key during the boot sequence to boot from the removable boot medium. HP BIOSes usually require this. Dell BIOSes usually don't, if they've been configured properly. YMMV.
    10. If the target computer meets the installation requirements for Windows 10, Windows 11 will install. Enjoy!


    • Tekk1
      April 1, 2022 @ 5:49 am

      win 11 has an install.wim file and not .esd, that's what I see in my copy. Would it still work being a different file extension?
      Any1 else tested this theory?


  9. Tullio
    February 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

    MCT download link is not downloading all files


    • lakonst
      February 19, 2022 @ 11:38 am

      Thanks for the info. Article updated.


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