Windows 7 was superb then Windows 8 was horribly bad then there is Windows 10 which made up for this and then there is a Windows 11 on its way and so skeptics have all been wondering if Microsoft will be able to break this ugly circle once and for all.
The company’s CEO has made it known that this will be an incredible Windows update and most of all, it will be free to update for computers that are compatible with it.
Many leaks and rumors about the redesigned Windows operating system is said to be “glassy” and has some MacOS resemblance but I have no issues with software companies copying from one another so far the copy offer some unique advantage over the original.
So now you’ll be able to update your PC to the latest Windows 11 when it’s finally released to the public in as much as your device meet the minimum requirements for the operating system to run on your device. The roll-out is expected to start out during the 2021 holiday season and will continue into year 2022 even though Microsoft isn’t exact about the date.
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In order to know whether your computer is eligible for this free update, then head over to Windows.com where you can download the PC Health Check application. However, if you have just purchase your computer (a new modern PC in 2021) your computer should be eligible for this update.
And also you can upgrade your existing Windows 10 to the latest update for free which will be the best basis for upgrading to the next-gen Windows 11 operating system which comes with some pretty decent look and feel.
How to download Windows 11, once it’s available
Much like other Windows upgrade, you’ll be required to head over to your Settings app and then scroll down to the Update & Security section and then Windows Update where you can click on the Check for Update button.
If there is an available update for your computer, you’ll be able to download the Windows 11 update by clicking on the Download and Install button.
But it’s very possible for you to merely test out the Windows 11 update ahead of its public release. The beta will be made available by Microsoft by next week for Windows Insider Program and then a public beta will be released by July. So if you have a WIP account, then you can use this opportunity to test out the operating system.
However, its highly advisable to only install the beta version on your testing device rather than your primary computer because of bugs and issues that could break your computer’s functionalities.
According to first-hand testers and other teasers released by Microsoft officially, what we found out about the user interface of the new OS includes a streamlined design with pastel-like colors and rounded corners. Microsoft also designed a new start up sound and the start menu is now at the center even though you can push it back to the left corner where it used to be.
The other interesting thing is the fact that you’ll be able to run Android apps on your device with the Windows 11 update even though the practicality of this is still being debated.
Also you must also go through some criteria such as creating an Amazon account because you’re basically downloading Android apps from the Amazon app store which is synced up with the Windows app store and all that translates to signing up into multiple accounts.
Other cool things includes the Microsoft Teams which is now being integrated into the core of the Windows 11 OS and that will further give the app a wider reach to the nearly 1.3 billion users of Windows worldwide.