The official release of the new operating system Windows 11 it’s not far away – although Microsoft mentioned the holiday season, we might not have to wait that long. According to various teasers and documentations, the software giant plans to start rolling out Windows 11 in October of this year.
As reported Most recent windows, Microsoft has yet to officially announce the release date for Windows 11. But, given that the company recently showed some clues about the period of October 2021, it is no exaggeration to believe that a stable launch is imminent.
As mentioned at the start, some members of Microsoft have said that Windows 11 will launch in “Vacation 2021,” which is a bit vague. However, a document from Microsoft suggests that Windows 11 could be released in late October or even November.
These documents do not explicitly mention a date, but suggest that Microsoft is currently holding plans to launch in October. Additionally, Microsoft has already given hardware manufacturers a deadline of late September to prepare and ship drivers for the initial release of the operating system. In addition to Microsoft, Intel has also confirmed that Windows 11 will be released in October 2021, with Windows 10 version 21H2.
Microsoft is expected to release the Windows 11 update in the third or fourth week of October and some believe it will release the October 19.
Heard MS could announce the GA date for Windows 11 in the next week or two. Approval of a “final version” expected in mid-September. If I were a gambler I’d bet October 19th is the GA date… I guess we’ll see soon enough.
-Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) 23 Aug 2021
It’s important to note that October will not see a widespread rollout of Windows 11. In other words, only certain devices will receive the OTA (over-the-air) update rollout. In the coming months, some users will automatically receive the update through Windows Update and it is expected wider deployment in early 2022.
Windows 11 will be officially supported on 8th generation Intel processors or newer, but support for 7th generation processors is currently under study. Microsoft has released a list of compatible processors, but is awaiting feedback from the community previewing Windows 11 to decide to extend support to other processors as well.
If you are curious about try Windows 11 first, you can follow our guide to install the build. Our advice is to install the new operating system on a secondary system, which you do not use daily for studying or working, as you may encounter bugs while using Windows 11.