The wait for Windows 11 is over, the new OS has brought many new features, find out how to download

Windows 11 is now officially available for download in India and around the world. The new Windows operating system has been released as a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs. It will also come preloaded on new Windows PCs from companies like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Windows 11 supports a wide variety of form factors, including traditional desktops and laptops, as well as convertibles and 2-in-1s. It also works with silicon families from various companies, including AMD and Intel.

Microsoft aims to offer Windows 11 to all eligible Windows 10 devices by mid-2022. In the meantime, the Windows 11 upgrade will initially be available for new Windows 10 PCs. New PC models from companies like Asus, HP, and Lenovo are starting to come with Windows 11 pre-installed. PCs from partners like Acer and Dell will arrive soon with new versions. Microsoft will also bring Windows 11 pre-installed to its new range of Surface devices, which began shipping in the US from yesterday.

How to get the Windows 11 update on an existing PC

Along with new PCs, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 to eligible older PCs on a phase-by-phase basis. You can check for Windows 11 update on your PC by going to the Windows Update section. You can also download Microsoft’s PC Health app on your PC to check if the machine is eligible for the next update.

If your PC is eligible to receive Windows 11 but the update hasn’t arrived yet, you can get the latest Windows operating system using Microsoft’s setup wizard. All you need to do is hit the Download Now button on the installation wizard and then follow the instructions on the screen.

Microsoft has also provided an option to create a bootable USB or DVD drive from its Windows 11 software page. Additionally, you can create a Windows 11 disk image (ISO) that will be available on bootable installation media, such as a USB flash drive or DVD, to help you install the new version of Windows on your machine.

windows 11 features

Windows 11, introduced in June, is designed to be Microsoft’s most advanced operating system for PCs. The new version brings a new user interface with the start menu in the center. It also brings improved fonts and notification sounds. It also integrates Microsoft Teams to allow users to connect with others through chat, voice or video calls. Windows 11 also improves multitasking with Snap Layout and Groups. It also supports multiple desktops and has various accessibility features like Narrator, Magnifier, Subtitles, and Windows Speech Recognition.

As for the new form factor, Windows 11 comes with a larger touch target and includes haptic feedback support for stylus pens, including the Surface Slim Pen 2.
There are also dedicated features for PC gamers. These include features like DirectX 12, the option to turn Auto HDR on or off, DirectStorage which claims to reduce load times and NVMe SSD storage, and DirectX 12 GPU to help render detailed and enhanced graphics.

Microsoft has separately pre-installed the Xbox app for users to browse, download and play more than 100 PC games. Along with regular users, businesses and students can also experience Windows 11. Microsoft has enabled organizations to migrate their PCs to newer versions of Windows via the cloud using Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.
Windows 11 will also get features that run Android apps in the future. At launch, Microsoft showed off dedicated access to the Amazon Appstore within the Microsoft Store, allowing new Android apps to be downloaded to Windows 11 PCs.

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