The next-gen OS Windows 11 is finally arriving on October 5, and will be available as a free upgrade to owners of Windows 10. The release will be distributed in ‘waves’ to the customers and will be available through both an official ISO and over the air updates.
The newest devices will be prioritized
As the Windows 11 update will be delivered to the latest devices first, several computers will not receive their update on the launch date. As talked about earlier, updates to the next-gen OS will then be delivered in waves in the weeks and months that follow. As always, the Windows Update Assistant will be used to check whether a device is eligible to receive an OTA update and then notify its users when the update is ready to begin.
Some features are held back for later
Windows 11 was promised to run Android Apps natively, however, this feature will not be available on launch day. Windows Insiders will get first access while the others will have to wait for an official update. Although some features will be missing, others are still there to give users a boost in performance such as support for Direct Storage which is currently available on the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5. Direct Storage, which will later also come to Windows 10, will help GPUs to bypass CPU communication and talk directly to the storage devices enabling faster read performance.
Windows 11 – Revised requirements
The previous requirements even deemed some of the modern systems as incompatible to receive the next-gen update so thankfully, Microsoft has posted a revised set of requirements on its page. Most of the problems revolved around TPM 2.0, or Trusted Platform Module, support which is still an essential component for receiving a Windows 11 update, however, will not be necessary for updating through an official ISO. The requirements are listed down below and the complete list of them can be found on Microsoft’s official page.
Windows 11 System Requirements
CPU: 64-bit 1GHz dual-core processor
Additional: TPM 1.2 chip
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