What’s in Windows 11? Who has access to the new OS today? Here’s everything we know.
Windows 11 brings a new look and new features to Microsoft’s operating system.
launched this month, and Microsoft delivered some big changes to the storied operating system, including its first name change in six years. The Windows 11 update , though it will be released in a phased approach on . (Here’s how to first and .)
Windows 11 comes with a truckload of new features, such as the ability toand updates to , and , which is more clean and Mac-like in design. (Check out all of .) But keep in mind that not all of the features are available today.
Here’s everything about Windows 11, including price, compatibility, release date, how to download it and new features.
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Here are a few of the standout new features in Windows 11:
Microsoft Teams will get integrated directly into the Windows 11 Taskbar, which is now centered in the display.
Windows 11 is now available now and will continue rolling out through mid-2022. The newer your device is, the sooner you’re likely to have access to the update. The older your PC is, the longer you’ll probably have to wait.
There are a few different ways to check if your Windows 10 PC is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11.
You canto see if your device is compatible, and if not, some details as to why. You can use another open-source app called to see if your device is compatible. Plus, here’s how to without either tool.
Or go tofor a list of requirements. If you , that computer will also be eligible for the free upgrade.
Potentially. Even if your Windows 10 computer lacks some of the requirements for upgrading to Windows 11, you may still be able to. The process would be similar to how many people could manually . However, this version likely won’t be eligible for updates from Microsoft.
New PCs will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 11.
Once Windows 11 becomes generally available, you’ll download it the same way you would any new version of Windows. Most users will go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for Updates.
If available, you’ll see Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install. Remember that Microsoft is rolling out the operating system gradually, so don’t panic if you don’t see the option on Day 1.
Here’s more information on. If you haven’t yet upgraded to Windows 10, you may still be able to .
If you’re already a Windows 10 user, Windows 11 will appear as a.
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