Microsoft releases an annual major operating system upgrade for Windows 11 every year that is a literal upgrade from one version of Windows to a new version, similar to when people upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11.
Customers running Windows 10 DO NOT need Safe Upgrade.
The upcoming September / October update, named Windows Version 23H2 is very different from Microsoft's previous updates. They are literally modifying every feature in Windows 11 and that has caused issues for people in the past. Additionally, Microsoft will be downloading this update to your computer over the next few weeks so they can instantly install it across the globe at the same time.
We are concerned that the severity of the update combined with a nearly simultaneous installation among all Windows users will lead to downtime and slower repair times. That is why it is important to ensure that the update installs perfectly the first time with Safe Upgrade.
These upgrades can (and have) caused a host of problems for Schrock customers ranging from broken Sophos installations to misbehaving start menus.
Schrock Safe Upgrade reduces these complications and saves you time and money by doing the same system checks our technicians would do on the bench if we were upgrading your version of Windows in the Service Center. Installing this upgrade in a controlled environment can save you expensive computer repairs and trips to and from our Service Center.
Schrock Safe Upgrade will:
- Test the health of your hard drive at the time of installation
- Check the condition of your anti-virus to ensure you are infection free
- Make sure all of your 3rd party programs are up to date
- Install the Free Windows version 23H2 Update
- Provide you with a 30-day warranty on the installation of the update
If Schrock Safe Upgrade detects a problem that could cause a bad installation, it will stop and ask you to correct the issue before continuing. If that requires the assistance of a technician, it will tell you.
- Windows 11 Operating System ONLY
- Fast Internet Connection
- Stable Hardware Environment
The warranty on the installation covers anything related to the upgrade such as a system that will not boot, Windows functions that do not work, etc.
The warranty does not cover issues unrelated to the upgrade such as hardware incompatibility, software incompatibility, hardware failures, problems that existed before the installation of the update or if you choose to proceed with the update when Schrock Safe Upgrade tells you to seek the assistance of a technician first.
Your warranty is valid for 30-days after the date you installed the Windows version update.
Downloading Schrock Safe Upgrade
After purchasing this program a copy is reserved in your name and a download link will be provided when it is time to install the update in your Schrock Account in the purchase history. The program will be available for download as soon as the Windows version update is released. You will receive an email when it is time to run your installation.
It is important you run the installation within 24 hours of receiving the email. Otherwise your computer may automatically attempt the installation and your warranty will not apply. Microsoft usually releases more precise date information as we get closer to the release and we will keep you updated to any changes in the release schedule.
Only 600 instances of Schrock Safe Upgrade will be available for purchase. This application is limited to use for one computer, so if you have more than one Windows 11 PC you should purchase enough for all of the computers you would like to cover.
Purchasing in the Service Center
If you prefer to purchase the Schrock Safe Upgrade in the Service Center, you will still have to create a Schrock Account to download the software from when it is time to install. We can help you do that.
If you would prefer to just have a Schrock technician do the installation in the shop for you, we can complete the installation for $90 on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot provide estimated turn-around times because we do not know how many computers we will receive and how quickly they will install the upgrade. We STRONGLY recommend if you are sensitive about turn-around times you use the online option rather than coming into the Service Center.
Please feel free to call us with questions, but unfortunately, we cannot take orders for the Schrock Safe Upgrade software by phone. They must be placed online or in person.