Windows 10 users will not get Windows 11 until 2022

Posted on Monday, Jun 28 2021 @ 11:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Via Twitter, Microsoft revealed the rollout of Windows 11 will not be fast. While the reinvigorated version of Windows 10 will arrive later this year, it appears the rollout of the free upgrade of Windows 10 machines will not start until 2022.

New computers will get Windows 11 first and existing Windows 10 devices will get the upgrade for free via Windows Update before mid-2022. Microsoft doesn't specify whether it will be possible to get the upgrade for free before 2022. Typically, Windows users can force the installation of a newer version before it's automatically pushed via Windows Update.

There is one caveat though. Windows 11 has higher minimum system requirements than the current version of Windows 10 -- so a lot of users with older computers will have no upgrade path. If Microsoft keeps insisting on TPM support, a lot of users will be left out in the cold.

Starting with Windows 11, Microsoft plans to switch to just one feature update per year. Up until now, Windows 10 got two updates per year.

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