Microsoft announced the arrival of the Windows 11 in June this year and the Redmond-based tech giant also released an early bid in the next few weeks through their Windows Insider Program. During the release of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft announced that the stable version of Windows 11 will be released during Holidays this year. Today, Microsoft has finally announced the date for the launch of Windows 11: 5th October, 2021.
We already know that users who are currently using the Windows 10 operating system, will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 provided their system is compatible with the minimum requirements. However, everyone will not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 this year as Microsoft currently wants to focus on quality instead of quantity. But there is nothing to be sad about if you are not able to upgrade to Windows 11 this year, as all eligible devices will be able to upgrade by mid 2022.
Microsoft has also announced that although users will be able to download Android applications on Microsoft 11, this feature will not be available during the time of launch. This feature would be made available with subsequent updates in the future. Microsoft has agreed to a partnership with Intel and Amazon so that Windows 11 users can easily download Android applications via the Amazon App Store.
Minimum System Requirements
Microsoft has already made several announcements regarding the minimum system requirements for the Windows 11 operating system. Basic requirements include:
- 1 GHz or faster processor with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit SoC or processor.
- 64 GB or more of internal storage.
- 4 GB or more of RAM.
- Secure Boot Capable System Firmware.
- TPM or Trusted Platform Module version 2.0.
- A graphics card compatible with DirectX 12 or higher.
- WDDM2.0 drivers.
- A HD display with a screen size greater than 9 inch diagonally.
Just a few days ago, Microsoft also announced that systems running on Intel 7th-Gen and AMD Zen 1 processors will not be able to upgrade to Windows 11. However, they will be able to install the Windows 11 .iso file on their PC.