- Microsoft has officially announced the release date of Windows 11.
- The rollout begins in October this year to all supported systems.
- Microsoft is working on expanding the list of supported systems to older computers.
Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 11 release date for all users, which is on the 5th of October, 2021. This makes the release just 4 weeks ahead, which is way earlier compared to the tentative timeline of Mid-2022 by Microsoft. The company will start rolling out the Windows 11 update to all eligible users starting on October 5th in a phased rollout as per its latest announcement.
Windows 11 Release date: October 5, 2021 – save the date
Windows 11 is available to selected users as of now under the Insider Preview Program by Microsoft, on computers supporting TPM 2.0. This is a key eligibility factor for Windows 11 to be installed on any machine. However, Microsoft themselves have confirmed that they will not restrict users from installing Windows 11 on systems without TPM 2.0 support. The process though will take a few steps more as users without TPM 2.0 will have to manually install Windows 11 through an ISO file. For users with supported systems, the Windows 11 upgrade is absolutely free of cost and can be installed on any supported computer when the rollout begins.
Windows 11 brings in a lot of refreshments in UI with a complete overhaul of the settings menu and taskbar. The only catch with this update is that the most anticipated feature in Windows 11, which is native support for Android applications through collaboration with the Amazon App Store is still far ahead. Microsoft says that Android app support will be added later on, and is not included in the first official release of Windows 11. Here is a complete list of all the new features in Windows 11.
Eligible users can update their system to Windows 11 once the official rollout begins on 5th October 2021. The process for users having computers without TPM 2.0 will require a few more steps, and we will update with a guide on the same after the rollout. Microsoft also says that they are constantly trying to expand the list of supported systems to older computers, and will try to get maximum users upgraded on its newest version of Windows.
If you don’t have a supported system and wish to have early access to Windows 11 on your computer, it is possible by installing Windows using the Windows 11 ISO file. You can refer to our guide on how to install Windows 11 on unsupported systems without TPM 2.0.
With the Windows 11 update just around the corner, things start to get interesting as more users jump on the train of the latest Windows version by Microsoft. Which new feature in Windows 11 are you excited for? For us, it has to be the support for Android applications, which we are eager to test. Do let us know your thoughts on Windows 11 across our social handles, and stay tuned for the latest updates on Windows 11.