The free upgrade, like many Windows upgrades in the past, will be available in phases. It will first be offered on new suitable devices and then the Windows 11 will be available for most devices on the market. The difference between the phases is expected to last a few weeks after October 5 and will probably be accessible to all the machines provided, until the middle of 2022.
"Following the vast knowledge of Windows 10, we want to ensure that we provide you with the best possible experience." explained Aaron Woodman, CEO of Windows Marketing at Microsoft. "We expect that all eligible devices will be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11 by the middle of 2022. ”
On existing Windows 10 computers, Windows Update will inform users when an upgrade is available for them. You can also check if your device meets the requirements for upgrading Windows 11 via Windows Update or the exclusive application PC Health Health Check (currently in preview).
Android applications in Windows 11 will not appear at startup.
While the Windows 11 will start on October 5, not all announced features will be available. THE Microsoft brings Android apps to Windows 11 in partnership with Amazon and Intel, but this feature will not be available on October 5.
A preview of Android apps at Windows 11, will only be available for Windows Insiders in the coming months ..
Η Microsoft revealed last week a solution for those who do not meet the minimum requirements. You can install them Windows 11 on any hardware using ISO method, as long as the computer has a 64-bit processor, with two or more cores, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and TPM chip. But if you use these conditions, your computer will be in an unsupported state. This means that an unsupported computer Windows 11 may not have access in Windows Update, even security patches.
It is not clear how many important updates the Microsoft for Windows 10 over the next four years, however, one update 21H2 is coming for Windows 10 users later this year, and will include GPU support for the Windows Linux Subsystem (WSL), Windows Hello enhancements, and WPA3 H2E Wi-Fi security support.