Windows 11 will be available on October 5, everything you need to know

Windows 11 will be available on October 5, everything you need to know

After months of fuss, Windows 11 has a launch date. Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be available on October 5, as a free update for Windows 10 eligible systems, and new computers running the OS (Operating System) pre-installed.

However, do not assume that you will receive the update from day one. This is a step-by-step presentation that will prioritize newer devices and use "intelligence models" to determine who will receive the update first, including the reliability and year of manufacture of the device.

All support devices will receive the update by mid-2022, but this suggests that you may be at the bottom if you use older devices. At least some Windows 10 PCs will be on the fast track to Windows 11 updates, including models from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and of course Microsoft.

However, Android app support will not be available at that launch. Microsoft now just expects to introduce the innovation in a preliminary version of Windows Insider sometime in the "coming months".

The new platform focuses on a refreshed interface with a new interface in the Start menu, Snap Layouts, widgets, and Microsoft Teams integration. You will also find a redesigned Microsoft Store. Technologies like DirectX 12, DirectStorage and Auto HDR also promise to help players.

Microsoft will technically allow you to install Windows 11 on unsupported devices, but you may be denied updates if you are not ready to install new operating system images.