Microsoft will launch Windows 11 on October 5th
Microsoft will launch Windows 11 on October 5th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be released on October 5th. The new operating system can be used as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs or new devices with Windows 11 pre-installed.

The free update for the new system begins on the 5th of October. But like many Windows upgrades in the past, it comes in stages.

Post the upgrades to new eligible devices first, then in the weeks and months after October 5th, the system will be ready for additional devices to market.

After learning a lot from Windows 10, we want to make sure we give you the best experience, said Aaron Woodman, General Manager of Windows Marketing at Microsoft. We expect all eligible devices to receive free upgrades by mid-2022.

On existing Windows 10 PCs, Windows Update will let users know when they can upgrade to Windows 11.

You can also check to see if your device can be updated through Windows Update or the Microsoft Health Check app for PC (currently in preview).

Although the system launched on the 5th of October, not all the announced features are available. Microsoft works with Amazon and Intel to deliver Android apps. However, this feature will not be available on October 5th.

Over the next several months, Windows Insiders will be able to preview Android apps on Windows 11, indicating that they may not be available to all users until 2022.

Windows 11 will be launched on the 5th of October

Last week, the company clarified the minimum system requirements. But it also shows an alternative solution for those who are not satisfied with it.

You can use the ISO method to install the system from any device as long as the device has a 1 GHz processor with two or more cores, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a TPM 1.2 chip.

However, if you use the workaround, your device may not be supported. This means that unsupported devices running the new operating system may not have access to updates or even security fixes.

If your device is not compatible with Windows 11, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.

However, it is not clear how many major updates the company will release for Windows 10 over the next four years.

Update 21H2 will be available to Windows 10 users later this year. This includes WSL GPU account support, Windows Hello improvements, and WPA3 H2E security support for wireless networks.

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