Windows 11 is now officially available for download around the world. The new Windows operating system has been released as a free upgrade to the eligible Windows 10 PC. It will pre-load on new Windows PCs with manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo among others. Windows 11 supports traditional desktops and laptops as well as a variety of factors such as convertibles and 2-in-1 devices. It also works with a range of silicone from companies including AMD and Intel.
Microsoft aims to offer Windows 11 to all eligible Windows 10 devices by mid-2022, as announced in a blog post. Meanwhile, the Windows 11 upgrade will initially be available for the new Windows 10 PC. Newer PC models from manufacturers, including Asus, HP, and Lenovo, are starting to come with Windows 11 already installed. More to come soon from partners like Acer and Dell. Microsoft is also bringing Windows 11 into its new range of pre-installed Surface devices, coming to the United States today.
How to get Windows 11 update on current PC.
With the new PC, Microsoft is gradually introducing Windows 11 for eligible PCs. You can check for Windows 11 updates on your computer by going to the Windows Update section. You can also download Microsoft’s PC Health app on your computer to see if the machine is eligible for updates when it arrives.
If your computer is eligible for Windows 11 but the update is yet to come, you can get the latest Windows operating system using Microsoft’s Installation Assistant. All you need to do is press the Download Now button on the Installation Assistant and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Microsoft has also provided the option to create a bootable USB drive or DVD from its Windows 11 software page. Additionally, you can create a Windows 11 disk image (ISO) that will be available on bootable installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD so you can install the latest Windows version on your machine.
Features of Windows 11
Windows 11, which was unveiled in June, is designed to be Microsoft’s latest operating system for PCs. The new version brings a new user interface that includes the main Start menu and upgrades fonts as well as notification sounds. It also connects Microsoft teams so users can connect with others via chat, voice, or video calls. Windows 11 also improves the snap layout and multitasking with groups.
It also supports multiple desktops and has a range of accessible features such as narrator, magnifier, closed caption, and Windows Speech Recognition.
For the new form factor, Windows 11 comes with big touch targets and includes hippocampal feedback support for the Stylus Pen, including the Stephen Slim Pen 2.
There are also features dedicated to PC gamers. These include Direct X12, the option to turn Auto HDR on and off, and Direct Storage which is claimed to reduce load times, and NVMES SSD Storage and Direct X12 GPU.
Microsoft has already installed the Xbox app so that users can browse, download and play more than 100 PC games. The dedicated app allows access to Xbox Game Pass (membership sold separately. So that gamers can get a series of games to play on their PC.
In addition to regular users, businesses and students can experience Windows 11. Microsoft has enabled its teams with the ability to migrate their teams to the new Windows version via the cloud using Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.
Windows 11 will also have features in the future, including the ability to run Android apps. At the launch, Microsoft demonstrated dedicated access to the Amazon App Store within the Microsoft Store. Which will allow downloading of new Android apps on Windows 11 PCs.