Microsoft has publicly announced that Windows 11 will be available to everyone before the end of 2021. A tweet from Microsoft now explains when Windows 11 upgrades will take place for Windows 10 PCs: sometime in 2022, which implies that the new PCs with Windows 11 will be shipped first.
Microsoft confirmed more details about its Windows timeline in a tweet Friday night, when the official Windows Twitter account responded to a user question.
“Windows 11 is expected to be released later in 2021 and will ship over several months,” he added. Windows account tweeted. “Rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of this year.”
When Microsoft launched Windows 11 On June 24, the company then announced that the Windows 11 operating system would be released by the 2021 holidays, and that Windows Insiders would have their first official chance to try the new operating system this week. (A version of Windows 11 had leaked earlier, giving the internet a chance to try Windows 11 even as the rumor circulated that the the version disclosed was incomplete.)
While Windows 10 users won’t be the first to get Windows 11, apparently newer PCs with Windows 11 will be the first instead. Microsoft has said that new Windows 11 PCs will be available from a number of its established PC partners, including its own Surface line.
Buying a new Windows 11-optimized PC can be the easiest, but not the cheapest, way to make sure your PC is compatible. The last days, Microsoft has released the hardware requirements for Windows 11. These include the requirement that your PC have a TPM 2.0 chip, a necessity that Microsoft has tried to explain Last week. Your PC should also have at least an 8th Gen or better Core chip installed, or a 2nd Gen or newer AMD Ryzen processor.
These unexpected requirements have a worrying cascading effect, invalidating many user-built and OEM-built PCs from Windows 11 eligibility. Even many older Microsoft Surface PCs will not make the Windows 11 cut.
Microsoft hasn’t said when Windows 11 will be officially released, although history tells us Microsoft typically releases new operating systems in the fall. Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) on October 20, 2020 and the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2) on November 12, 2019. Microsoft first released Windows 10 on July 29, 2015.