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Windows 11 released.
« on: Tuesday, 05 October, 2021 @ 05:10:32 »
Windows 11 is released: What you need to know and new features

Microsoft has released Windows 11 worldwide, and it is now rolling it out via Windows Update on devices with compatible hardware and the latest updates.

Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 for free now via Windows Update as long as their device has compatible hardware. Devices will also need to run Windows 10 2004 and later and have installed at least the September 14th, 2021, updates.

To upgrade to Windows 11, simply open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates. If Windows 11 is available for your device, it will be offered as an optional update.

As with all Windows releases, if Microsoft detects a compatibility issue with a particular hardware component of your PC, they will place a safeguard hold to prevent the upgrade until it is resolved.

For users with older but compatible hardware, you may have to wait a bit before Windows Update offers the upgrade, as Microsoft is offering it first to devices with newer hardware.

So, you need a fairly recent PC to run Windows 11 - if you want to, that is. If your PC won't run Windows 11 then you can keep using Windows 10 as it doesn't reach end of life until 14 October 2025. If your PC is already a bit elderly then by that time it may well need replacing.