Microsoft introduces a new feature to facilitate the transition to Windows 11. It concerns the Windows 10 installation process. 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 subject is introduced by the KB5020683 update. It enriches the OOBE, aka 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. Clearly during the initialization phase the computer connects to the Internet to search for updates. KB5020683 is then installed in order to directly launch the upgrade to Windows 11. It is therefore no longer necessary to finalize 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 is sure to be appreciated. It saves a lot of time while limiting the number of actions.
How can a Windows 10 device get this KB5020683 update?
KB5020683 improves the OOBE of Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. It offers the possibility to upgrade to Windows 11 as part of the installation process for these OS. The update is automatically downloaded after starting the Windows 10 installation process.
Knowing that an Internet connection is necessary, the download is triggered after the configuration or initialization of the network connection (wired or wireless). It is important to know that the changes made require a restart of the system. If no Internet connection is available, upgrading to Windows 11 is obviously not possible.