Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be released on October 5 and will be offered as a free upgrade.
The new functional σύστημα Windows 11 θα είναι διαθέσιμο στις 5 Οκτωβρίου, ως δωρεάν αναβάθμιση για κατάλληλους υπολογιστές Windows 10 ή σε νέο υλικό που αποστέλλεται με προεγκατεστημένα τα Windows 11.
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 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 receive a free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022."
On existing Windows 10 computers, Windows Update will notify users when an upgrade is available for them. You can also check if your device is eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 through Windows Update or the dedicated app PC Health Health Check (currently in preview).
Android applications in Windows 11 will not appear at startup.
While Windows 11 will launch on October 5, not all announced features will be available. Microsoft is bringing 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 on Windows 11 will only be available for Windows Insiders in the coming months.
Microsoft unveiled one last week solution for those who do not meet the minimum requirements. You can install Windows 11 on any hardware using ISO method, as long as the computer have a 64-bit processor, with two or more cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a TPM chip. But if you use these prerequisites, your computer will be in an unsupported state. This means that an unsupported Windows 11 PC may not have access in Windows Update, and even security patches.
If your computer is not fully compatible with Windows 11, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 14, 2025.
It is not clear how many important updates Microsoft will release for Windows 10 in the next four years, however, a 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.