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Microsoft releases Windows 11 as a free upgrade to Windows 10 devices

05 October 2021 0

Windows 11 public rollout has now begun and will be available to the existing Windows 10 users as a free upgrade. Microsoft announced Windows 11 back in June and later in August, it revealed the stable rollout will happen on October 5. Well, as scheduled, the rollout has begun. And, if your PC is eligible enough, you will see the update notification over the coming weeks.

If you want to check your system’s eligibility then follow this quick guide.

If your device is eligible and you want to check whether or not the Windows 11 update has reached your PC then head over to the Settings and look for Windows Update and click on Check for updates. This will pull the update for you if it is available. Alternatively, you can download Microsoft’s Windows 11 Download Assistant that will download the update for you and you can then proceed with the installation process.

Windows 11 brings truckloads of features for the PCs, including a brand new UI with an updated taskbar and Start menu, Widgets, Snap Layouts, better multitasking, and native support for Android apps. Microsoft Store is also undergoing a major overhaul. It now focuses on showing user’s favorite apps and entertainment choices.

So many Windows 11 PCs were announced by Microsoft's partners, including Asus, HP, and Lenovo. Microsoft also unveiled some Windows 11 products from its Surface lineup. Microsoft mentions that soon Samsung, Dell, and Acer will also join and release their Windows 11 devices.

Microsoft believes by mid-2022, all eligible devices will get upgraded to Windows 11.

In case you want to experience the Windows 11 OS, you either have to buy a new PC pre-installed with Windows 11 by visiting Windows.com or your local retailer. Else, if you own a Windows 10 PC, you should wait for the update to arrive.


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