The highly anticipated next-gen desktop OS from Microsoft – Windows 11 is here. The upgraded OS has a range of features to discuss, but all eyes are on the availability initially.
Microsoft has cleared this at the end of their event, saying that Windows 11 can be freely upgraded by Windows 10 users, as both runs on the same basis. Thus, Windows 11 will be released to Insider users next week, and a general rollout from holiday this year.
Windows 11 Free Upgrade
The all-new Windows 11 is here, with new design changes and features aimed at easing your experience and increasing productivity. Microsoft has talked a lot about the Windows 11 development, but few things that are applauded by the community are the free upgrade option and support for Android apps.
At the end of its virtual event, Microsoft revealed that eligible Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 for free! And, Microsoft mentioned that Windows 11 update will be similar to a feature update in Windows 10, and should meet basic system requirements.
This will be rolling out to Windows 10 Insiders running on the Dev channel. While the update to the latest OS, not all features announced just now will be able to experience right away, and be added gradually by Microsoft.
The Insider Preview release is scheduled to sometime next week, probably next Wednesday since Microsoft generally releases new preview builds on that day. So, users having the mentioned system requirements can try this.
Microsoft warns that users upgrading to Windows 11 without meeting the system requirements may have degraded experience, and it’s not recommended.
We’ve earlier seen that XDA developers spotting product configuration keys supporting a free upgrade to Windows 11, for Windows 10, 7, and 8.1. Now, this makes sense, as offering a free upgrade makes things easier for Microsoft too.
While developers can work on few recent builds, Microsoft can boast about having most of its users running on the latest version, making it the largest community.