Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 11 to Windows 10-eligible PCs on October 5, though not all PCs will be upgraded to the new version on day one. The update will be available in phases. “We expect all eligible devices to be offered a free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022,” Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft, said in a blog post.
Through Windows Update, users can find out when Windows 11 will be available for their existing Windows 10 PCs. Users can check for updates in Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.
Microsoft has promised to re-release the PC Health Check app soon for users to check the eligibility status of their Windows 10 PC. In the meantime, if you’re a member of the Windows Insider program, you can get the PC Health Check app in preview. You can also view the Windows 11 minimum system requirements to determine if your PC is eligible to receive the new operating system update.
Windows 11 was originally announced to be available as an update on PCs with the latest CPUs, though Microsoft last week updated its minimum system requirements to include support for older Intel CPUs.
If you have a PC that isn’t eligible for Windows 11, Microsoft has made sure to continue supporting Windows 10 until October 14, 2025. It also recently announced new features, including Windows Hello improvements and WPA3 H2E Wi-Fi support. , which will be part of Windows later this year.
Windows 11 will take the experience and features to a whole new level that may not be possible in Windows 10. These include a list of interface-level changes, new sound and animation effects, plug-in design, plug-in groups, and support. enhanced for multiple desktops. Windows 11 also has a Microsoft Teams integration for users to stay connected with their contacts, and by default, it shows the Start menu in the center.
Windows 11 also includes a new Microsoft Store and comes with several advancements and improvements to deliver an updated experience with touch, stylus, and voice input. But support for Android apps won’t come now and will come later.
“We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Windows 11 and Android apps to the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will begin with a preview for Windows Insiders in the coming months,” said Woodman.
We can safely expect that Android app support in Windows 11 won’t be available to end users until 2022, as it typically takes a few months for Microsoft to test a new update in its Windows Insider program.