Windows 11 will be launched on October 5

The update will be carried out gradually, but Microsoft estimates that by mid-2022 all compatible devices will be able to enjoy the new operating system

Microsoft has set a date for the arrival of Windows 11, the new version of its desktop operating system, which will be available from October 5 and will be gradually updated on compatible computers until mid-2022.

Windows 11 will debut in its stable version a phased launch focused on ensuring the best possible experience, as Microsoft has informed through a statement.

The first computers to receive the system will be the new devices, which will receive the opportunity to upgrade earlier. Later it will be extended to all devices, and Microsoft will prioritize the device’s hardware and aspects such as its age. It is expected that, by mid-2022, the opportunity for a free upgrade to Windows 11 will have reached all devices that meet its minimum requirements: a 64-bit system on chip (SoC) or processor, with a frequency of at least 1GHz or two or more cores, as well as a RAM memory of at least 4GB and internal capacity of 64GB or more.

It also requires DirectX 12 support and a high-definition monitor, with a resolution of 720 pixels, that exceeds a diagonal size of 9 inches.

Microsoft has announced that the PC Health Check application will be available shortly to verify if a device has the necessary requirements for updating to Windows 11.

For customers with a PC that will not be updated, Microsoft will provide support for Windows 10 until October 14, 2025 and recently announced that the next Windows 10 feature update will arrive later this year.

Source: dpa

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