Windows 11 started its wide rollout from October 5 -a major upgrade after six years.
But the launch is “gradual and measured”.
It is available as a free download for existing Windows 10 users, but it’s not yet available for every device. Depending on your device age, hardware, and other factors, you’ll get an upgrade first, and the rest will offer a free upgrade between October and mid-2022. You will be notified by Windows Update when Windows 11 is available for your device. But if your device isn’t a part of today’s rollout, you can still check to see if you meet the compatibility requirements manually. You’ll need to be running Windows 10 first to do so.
Also, every major new feature promised isn’t available right now.
The first general release of Windows 11 includes features such as updated Start menu, Mac-like design, new multitasking tool when integrated Microsoft Teams. However, it does not include one of the most expected updates i.e. android mobile app support. It may roll out in “preview” tests over the next few months.
If you choose to install Windows 11 on ineligible hardware, your device might malfunction and you will no longer be guaranteed to receive updates, including but not limited to security updates.
If one does not wishes to upgrade to Windows 11 right away, no worries- Microsoft will still support Windows 10 through October 2025.