The release date for Windows 11 has been announced for October 5. The software giant said that on October 5, all eligible Windows 10 PCs will receive a free update to Windows 11, and PCs that come preloaded with the next-generation Windows operating system will be on sale.
From October 5, Microsoft will begin rolling out Win 11 to eligible Windows 10 PCs, albeit not all PCs will be updated on the first day. The upgrade will be released in stages.
The revamped layout and a centrally located Start menu will be among the features of the upcoming Windows version. However, when it is officially released in October, it will not feature support for Android apps.
Windows 11 adds a whole new level of functionality and experience that you won’t find in Windows 10. The list of interface modifications, new sounds, and animation effects, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and improved multi-desktop compatibility are just a few of them.
Windows 11 also contains a redesigned Microsoft Store, which comes packed with a number of updates and improvements aimed at providing improved touch, digital pen, and voice input experiences.
Microsoft has stated that the PC Health Verify app would be relaunched soon, allowing customers to check the status of their Windows 10 PCs’ eligibility. In the meanwhile, if you’re a part of the Windows Insider program, you can receive the PC Health Check app in preview. You can also check the Win 11 minimum system requirements to see if your computer is eligible for the new operating system.
How to Get Windows 11 on Windows 10 PCs?
Users will be notified when Windows 11 is available for their existing Windows 10 PCs via Windows Update. Users may check for updates by navigating to Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.
Microsoft last week amended its minimum system requirements to include support for older Intel CPUs. Win 11 was originally announced to be available as an upgrade for PCs with the latest CPUs, but Microsoft last week changed its minimum system requirements to include support for older Intel CPUs.
The Windows 11 update will be delivered first to new eligible devices, with the operating system gradually reaching more in-market devices. After starting the distribution process next month, Microsoft is also working with manufacturers and retail partners to provide the latest Windows version to a range of new Windows 10 PCs.
If you have a PC that isn’t compatible with Windows 11, Microsoft has promised to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.