Microsoft released Windows 11 earlier this year. The latest Windows operating system update includes a slew of new features and security enhancements. It also receives a makeover in terms of appearance. Microsoft did not disclose a release date for Windows 11 at the time. Over time, the corporation has revealed that the upgrade will be released in October. Finally, a release date for Windows 11 has been set. The new Windows update will be available worldwide on October 5th, according to the company.
As previously stated, this will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users, but it will be done in stages, with a focus on quality, according to Microsoft. By mid-2022, all eligible devices will have received the Windows 11 update.
Is your system eligible for Windows 11?
The following are the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC: 1 GHz or faster processor with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC), 4GB RAM, 64 GB or larger storage, UEFI, Secure Boot capable system firmware, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0, graphics card compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver, high definition (720p) display. The PC Health Check app will be relaunched soon, allowing you to see if your current PC is eligible for an update.
You can also discover if Windows 11 is available for your device by navigating to Settings > Windows Update and selecting Check for updates.
Microsoft recently announced that most Intel 7th Generation and AMD Zen 1 CPUs are not upgradeable, however, it would not prevent manual installation using an ISO. According to its tests, machines that are not eligible saw 52 percent more kernel mode crashes, but devices that satisfy the stated minimum specs “had a 99.8 percent crash-free experience.”
Summary of Windows 11 Upgrades:
The new Windows update relocates the Start Menu to the center of the screen, allowing users to quickly discover what they’re looking for. Along with the Start Menu, Microsoft is relocating the Task Bar icons to the center of the screen. It also includes Widgets, which display key information such as the weather and calendar, as well as photo previews and a search bar powered by Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft will also provide new Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops to give a more robust multitasking experience. According to Microsoft, these new features are intended to assist users in optimizing screen real estate so that users can have a visually clean layout. Users can also build separate Desktops based on their specific requirements.
The firm is also putting one of its popular services, Teams, into the taskbar so that users can instantly connect with one another via text, chat, audio, or video. Users can communicate with one another using two-way SMS even if one of them does not have the Microsoft Teams app installed on their smartphone. The Android app support for Windows is one of the new features. On Windows 11, users will be able to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and install them through the Amazon app store.
Note: Microsoft stated at the launch event that Android apps will be available in the Microsoft Store for the first time, and customers will be able to simply download these apps through the Amazon App store, which is a collaboration between Amazon and Intel. It was announced today that the functionality will not be accessible at launch, but will be available soon after, beginning with a preview for Windows Insiders over the next few months.
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