Windows 11 to be released on October 5

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Windows 11 will be released by Microsoft on 5th October, 2021. Eligible systems running Windows 10 operating system will get Windows 11 as a free upgrade. New systems will come with pre-loaded Windows 11 after the software has been launched.

Windows 10 will continue to receive support from Microsoft until it goes end-of-life on 14th October, 2025. Users can check the compatibility of their computers with Microsoft Windows 11 by using the PC Health Check App, that is downloadable from Microsoft website.


Microsoft’s Windows 11 will be made available to different users at different times. This will depend upon the hardware, age of the computer and a host of other factors. The updates will start rolling out on 5th October through Windows Update on the Windows 10 computer systems. These updates are likely to stretch on until the mid 2022. Eligible computers will receive an update from the Windows Update services when the update is ready to download on to the computer.

Android App support will not be launched at the time of Windows 11 launch, and this feature is likely to be introduced at a later date. A preview of the Android apps will be made available to the Windows Insider users, before releasing in as a general availability feature. It seems that the Android app support may take some time, and will release sometime in 2022.

Microsoft Windows 11 has specific hardware and system requirements. It requires 64 bit processors with at least 2 cores and 1 GHz clock speed. Further, support for TPM 2.0 and DirectX 12 support is needed. Systems that are not compatible with Windows 11 can install using the ISO image made available by Microsoft. However, such systems will not receive updates from Microsoft and such installations will be treated as unsupported Windows 11 installations.

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Rajesh Dhawan

Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.