It seems like yesterday, but actually it was ago more than 6 years when Microsoft opened access to Windows, on July 29, 2015. And after several important updates, it is time to move on to the version, which will continue the numbered trend of the latest installments and is officially called Windows 11, a version that after talking for months and months finally today (tomorrow, exactly) will be a reality.
Day and hour, When will I be able to download Windows 11?
Do not lose more time: Officially as of October 5, 2021 This is when Microsoft will begin gradual rollout through a free update coming to Windows 10 computers “that meet the necessary requirements”. In addition, Windows 11 will also be able to “get pre-installed on a wide variety of new PCs “ according to Microsoft.
Today is October 4, so in theory it will be from midnight today, already officially Tuesday October 5, when Microsoft opens the servers and the update is available. The free upgrade to Windows 11 will be carried out in phases to “guarantee quality in your deployment“.
A phased upgrade until 2022
New devices will be given the opportunity to upgrade earlier, extending the process to all devices through “An intelligent prioritization that evaluates the hardware of the device, as well as other factors that affect the experience of update”.
But yes, due to this phased process, some Windows 10 users probably won’t get the update until later in the year or until 2022. This is because, basically, Microsoft will prioritize the deployment of Windows 11 based on factors such as hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, device age, and others. The company hopes that, By mid-2022, Windows 11 will have reached all devices that meet your minimum requirements.
Can my computer upgrade to Windows 11? How to check it
Users with an upgradeable Windows 10 computer, they will receive a Windows Update notice when the installation is available on their device. In addition, it is also possible to verify if Windows 11 is ready for a specific device equipped with Windows 10.
To do this, look for it in the following path: Settings> Windows Update, and select “Search for updates”.
But to know in advance if you are going to receive it and not wait tonight, it is best to use the app ‘PC Health Check’ to see if your current PC meets the requirements to run Windows 11. If so, you can get a free update once it is available.