Microsoft is starting the rollout of its new operating system Windows 11. Also, there are now devices on which the new operating system is pre-installed.
Starting today, the October 5, 2021, not only members of the Insider Program and beta testers, but also regular users can sign up free update download – in theory. Because the distribution of Windows 11 is a bit complicated.
The update will be rolled out gradually until 2022
Rather than unlocking Windows 11 for everyone at the same time, Microsoft is taking its time to distribute the update. For Not in 2022 The deployment of the operating system for all supported Windows devices should be done according to your own information.
If you want to update your existing Windows 10, you may need to be patient. Because Microsoft checks Windows 10 devices first and then decides when the update will be offered. The latest models of PCs, laptops, and tablets get Windows 11 first. As soon as it is available for download, users will be notified about the Windows Update-Menu.
Microsoft is proceeding in a similar fashion to releasing its Windows 10 feature updates in recent years. However, the software company has now raised the minimum hardware requirements: Windows 11 is only offered for PCs, laptops, and the like whose processors are no more than 4 years is it so. You can check if your device is compatible with the new operating system with the PC Health Check App to find out.
How do I get Windows 11 instantly?
If you don’t want to wait so long for Windows update, you can use the new operating system now by hand install – using the Downloadseite for instance. There users can enter a Installation wizard which does not differ from the one in the Windows Update menu.
Microsoft also offers Disk image to. With this, users can create their own installation media on DVD, USB stick, etc. and install Windows 11 on your newly installed device.
Windows 11 vs Windows 11 Pro
Not only the normal Windows 11 is now available for users to download, also in Windows 11 Pro, Microsoft’s corporate version of the operating system, can be upgraded. However, to do this, you must first perform the free upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Home. Then you can go to: Settings – System – Activation for 145 euros upgrade to Windows 11 Pro. If Windows 10 Pro is installed, upgrade to Windows 11 Pro is still free.
The same minimum system requirements apply to both versions of Windows 11. The Pro version offers advantages especially in terms of security. That is, the operating system can handle data with functions like Windows information protection (WIP abbreviated) protect.
You can find a complete list of the differences between Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro in the official website from Microsoft.
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Android apps are now also available in the store.
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With “Snap-Layouts”, windows can now be arranged in different ways.
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The start menu is now in the middle of the taskbar.
Should I install Windows 11 before?
New features in Windows 11 make waiting difficult. However, users need to be patient until Windows 10 recommends the update. Microsoft’s operating systems and major updates have already caused issues during launch in the past. So if you wait until the initial Windows 11 issues are resolved, you’re on the safe side.
Windows 11 is also a optional upgrade. Users can continue to use their old operating system without any problem and do not necessarily have to switch to the new system. For at least 2025 promises to be compatible with Microsoft Windows 10. So there is plenty of time to wait for the company to fix any bugs in Windows 11.
However, the upgrade to Windows 11 could be charged later. According to Microsoft at least one year be free.
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