Microsoft Will Launch Windows 11 on October 5th

Key Points:

  • Microsoft is set to launch Windows 11 on October 5th, 2021
  • Windows 11 will be rolled out six years after Windows 10 was released. This has been the longest gap between releases in Microsoft’ history
  • Windows 11 will come with features that are centered around boosting productivity in a hybrid working environment
  • The company says it will also be the best Windows version for gaming

It is here! Microsoft has announced that it will release Windows 11 on October 5th. The company’s latest release will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 PCs that are eligible. 

Many say that Windows 11 will be the first version of a new Windows era. 

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More details about Windows 11

Although the free upgrade will be available on October 5th, it will be made available in phases. The new devices that are eligible for an upgrade will get preference following which, the operating system will be available for other devices in the market. 

Aaron Woodman, General Manager, Windows marketing said that the company wants to make sure that all customers get the best experience. In addition, he said that Microsoft is expecting that all eligible devices will be offered a free upgrade by mid-2022. 

For existing Windows 10 PCs, Windows will notify people when the new update is available. 

Despite releasing on October 5th, not all the features that were announced will be made available immediately. For instance, Microsoft is also planning to get Android applications on board in a partnership with Amazon and Intel. However, the feature will not be available on October 5th. However, a preview of Android applications will be released for Windows Insiders in the next few months. 

What are the Minimum System Requirements for Windows 11?

Earlier last week, Microsoft revealed the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 along with a workaround for those systems that do not meet them. Windows 11 can be installed on any hardware using the ISO technique as long as the computer is powered by a 64-bit 1GHz processor with more than two cores. In addition, the operating system will also require 64 GB of storage, 4 GB RAM, and a TPM 1.2 chip. 

If your PC is not compatible with Windows 11, do not worry! Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 till October 14, 2025. However, there is no clarity on the number of updates that will be released for Windows 10 in the next four years. 

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