Microsoft announced Windows 11 last week and said that eligible devices with Windows 10 will receive free updates. Although Windows 11 is expected to be released this year, users who want to get free updates will have to wait until 2022.
Replying to a user on Twitter, the official Windows account confirmed that Windows 11 will be released within months of this year. However, active and eligible devices will receive the Windows 11 update in the first half of 2022.
Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.
— Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021
This isn’t ideal for those who want to use Windows 11 as soon as it comes out, but it makes sense at some point because Windows 10 users will get Windows 11 like a Windows 10 update.
It is also possible that some bugs and errors may appear at the exit of Windows 11. Postponing the free update shows that Microsoft is giving itself time to fix such errors. In 2018, the tech giant did something similar, delaying the October update for a month. This happened after some users lost their files.
To get free access to Windows 11, PC users must have Windows 10 and meet the minimum requirements. These are 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of space.
By Taylor Lyles.