Microsoft has finally announced a date for the release of Windows 11. On October 5, all eligible PCs will receive a free update to the new and improved OS.
System Prerequisites for Windows 11
Here are the system requirements for Windows 11 to see whether your PC qualifies:
Processor: Intel 8th Gen or newer, AMD Ryzen 3000 or better, Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c or better; 64-bit architecture @ 1 GHz or faster
4 GB of RAM or more
64 GB or more of storage
Display: HD (720p) display with a diagonal of more than 9 inches and an 8-bit colour channel (or better)
Version of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). 2.0 Graphics card: capable of Direct X12 or later; WDDM 2.0 or newer driver
Keep in mind that the Windows 11 upgrade will not be available to everyone on October 5. Only new eligible devices will receive the update initially, according to Microsoft. It will then be rolled out to older devices on the market depending on hardware eligibility, dependability metrics, device age, and other considerations.
According to the firm, all eligible devices should receive the update by mid-2022.
When the update is ready, it will appear in the Windows Update menu for Windows 10 users. You should be able to manually download the update, as is always the case with Windows updates.
It’s worth noting that, like Windows 10, the early release version of Windows 11 will be riddled with problems and features that aren’t finished. When Microsoft resolves bugs and adds new features, you should consider updating.