But it’d depend upon your system hardware.
Microsoft has officially revealed Windows 11, the newest and greatest OS, from one of the world’s largest tech outfits. As exciting as Windows 11 is. Naturally, its reveal creates an enormous amount of questions.
And the biggest one among all? What proportion will Windows 11 cost? Furthermore, will Windows 11 be a free upgrade from Windows 10?
Read on to seek out out the answers to those questions and more.
Microsoft Reveals Windows 11: It’s a Free Upgrade
Although Microsoft carefully curated the intrigue surrounding its “What’s next for Windows” event, the particular moment itself omitted some pretty important information. Not least, what proportion you’ll expect to buy Windows 11.
Right now, it’s like Windows 11 may be a free upgrade from Windows 10 for nearly all users. Most of the knowledge we’ve regarding the free upgrade path from Microsoft’s PC Health App, within which you’ll spot the message:
Let’s check if this PC meets the system requirements. If it does, you’ll get the free upgrade when it’s available.
Like Windows 10, a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, Microsoft will offer Windows 11 free of charge to Windows 10 users. However, the minimum requirements for Windows 11 may force some existing Windows 10 users to carry back on upgrading, a minimum of for the nonce.
- 64-bit processor
- 1GHz dual-core CPU
- 64GB storage
- 4GB RAM
- UEFI, Secure Boot, and TPM 2.0
- DirectX 12 compatible graphics/WDDM 2.x
The notable spec upgrades from Windows 10 to Windows 11 are the need for a 64-bit processor, a minimum of 4GB RAM (up from 2GB), and the upgrade to TPM 2.0 (up from TPM 1.2).
According to Microsoft’s documentation, “Since July 28, 2016, all new device models, lines or series (or if you’re updating the hardware configuration of an existing model, line or series with a serious update, like CPU, graphic cards) must implement and enable by default TPM 2.0.”
When Is Windows 11 Launching?
Again, Microsoft was elusive on a selected release date for Windows 11. However, at the time of writing, Microsoft’s official comment is that “Windows 11 are going to be available through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs beginning this holiday.”
Furthermore, there’s the second major update for Windows 10, set to arrive later this year. Windows 10 version 21H2 was widely touted as a serious visual overhaul to Windows 10, code-named Sun Valley. Now, with Windows 11 within the mix, many believe the 21H2 update may find itself because of the Windows 11 launch, though, of course, this is often speculation on our part.
Whatever happens, Windows 11 will arrive start arriving on PCs later in 2021. That much is confirmed.