Microsoft has officially rolled out Windows 11 globally. The update is free to eligible Windows 10 PCs and on other compatible PCs.
The company says, “We expect all eligible Windows 10 devices to be offered the upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.”
New eligible devices will receive the upgrade immediately. Then Windows 11 upgrade will be released in-market devices “based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors.”
If your device is qualified for the upgrade, you will be notified when the update is available. Users can also update immediately using Microsoft’s Windows 11 Download Assistant. This Installation Assistant will download the update and after that, you can now begin the installation process.
The new Windows 11 will introduce features such as a brand new UI with an updated taskbar and Start menu, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, integrated chat for Microsoft Teams, DirectStorage, Auto HDR to improve the user’s gaming experience, Widgets, and a new Microsoft Store app with more apps and with support for Android apps coming in the future.