Microsoft recently made an announcement to launch Windows 11 on October 5th. It will come as a free upgrade to the eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11.
Despite getting launched on October 5th, Windows 11, similar to other Windows upgrades, will be available in phases. The Operating System will first be launched for the new eligible devices that meet the system requirements and then put forth to be available for more devices in the market in the next couple of weeks following October 5th.
According to Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft, “Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience.” He also added that the company expects the free upgrade to Windows 11 to all the eligible devices by mid-2022.
The Windows 10 PCs will get notified once the upgrade is available for Windows 11. Also, you can check out the updates regarding the eligibility of your device for the Windows 11 upgrade through Windows Update or Microsoft’s dedicated PC Health Check app.
Reportedly, Windows 11, despite its launch scheduled on October 5th, will not be available with all the announced features. The Android app features will be brought to Windows 11 in collaboration with Amazon and Intel; however, these features will be made available later. Meanwhile, Windows Insiders will be able to enjoy the preview of the features in the upcoming months, and will not be available to all Windows users until 2022.
Microsoft has also given some revelations to make your system meet the requirements to install Windows 11. It says that Windows 11 can be installed on any hardware using an ISO method for the PC with a 64-bit 1GHz processor with two or more cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a TPM 1.2 chip specifications. This method will get you the Windows 11 installed but your system will be deprived of the Windows updates later on.