Windows 11 will be released on October 5th, but it won't be complete

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Finally Windows 11 has an official launch date: Microsoft itself has communicated that the new version of the operating system will arrive next 5 October. Also confirmed that lupdate will be free, as it was for Windows 10, as long as the PC in question meets the minimum requirements for installation.

The free update for compatible Windows 10 PCs will start from 5 October but, exactly as with the previous updates, it will not be received by all users at the same time, but will be released in several stages. The first PCs to be updated will be the most recent and higher-end ones, then we will switch to mid-range desktops and notebooks and then close, in the following months, with entry level products that meet the specifications.

“We've learned our lesson with Windows 10, so we want to make sure we're providing the best experience possible,” he said Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft. “We expect that all Windows 11 compatible PCs will be upgraded for free by mid 2022 ″.

As we reported in the morning, on PCs with Windows 10 on which you can upgrade will think Windows Update to warn users Windows 11 availability. If you are still unsure whether your PC supports Windows 11, you can quickly check it with the app PC Health Check, accessible to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program from this address.

It seems however that Windows 11 will not be released in full version the next 5 October: according to the information in fact there will not be all the features announced during the presentation event. An example? The Android applications, which will work on Windows 11 thanks to the joint work of Microsoft, Amazon and Intel, will not be available immediately. Subscribers to the Insider program will be able to try the feature in preview in the coming months, as happens with all the news of the operating system, but it is likely that it will not be launched before next year.

If you don't want to wait until October 5th (or shortly after) to try Windows 11, we remind you that you can already install it by downloading the ISO image. Using this method also allows you to Install it on unsupported hardware, however, we advise you to pay attention: if installed on PCs that are not compatible with Windows 11, it may not receive any updates, not even security updates, leaving your system (and your data) exposed to possible attacks.

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