Users with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers wonder if they will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. Many do not meet the requirements to upgrade to the new version, but there are users with these versions who will be able to upgrade. Although in your case they have to do it with one condition: it has to be a clean installation.
This means that users who want to upgrade will lose data on their computers when upgrading to the latest version of the operating system.
There are users who have a PC with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that meets the requirements to be able to go to Windows 11. If this is the case, in order to use this new version of the operating system you will have to perform a clean installation. This means that applications and settings are not going to be migrated and therefore all data is lost.
The reason for this is that a direct update is impossible. This is something that does not affect users who have Windows 10 on their computers, because they will be able to use tools such as Windows Update, WSUS, Media Creation Tool, and Update Assistant to move to this version.
It is undoubtedly bad news for users who have these versions, who see how the process of going to Windows 11 is somewhat more complex and involves losing data. At the moment it is the only way to enjoy this version of the operating system.