Windows 11 will be Available for Eligible PCs ahead of Schedule
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Microsoft has changed the rollout status for the Windows 11 operating system designated for broad deployment on January 26, 2022, which means Windows 11 will be offered to all eligible devices ahead of schedule.

Earlier select devices were offered Windows 11 in October 2021 only initially. While the staged rollout starts with devices most likely not to face no or minimal issues. Microsoft earlier planned to offer Windows 11 to all eligible devices by mid-2022.

Microsoft believes it can complete the rollout to all eligible devices well ahead of time since the devices are being upgraded twice the rate as compared to that with Windows 10. Now the Windows 11 upgrade offer is entering its final stages of availability and is designated for broad deployment for eligible devices*. 

Looking at the current situation, the company has decided to roll out faster than announced originally and is now entering the final phase of availability for Windows 11 ahead of the initial plan of mid-2022.

Windows 10 users can use PC Health Check or third-party applications, such as Windows 11 Requirements Check Tool to determine if their device is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system.

How to Determine if your Device is Eligible for Windows 11 upgrade?

  • You can use the PC Health Check app or check Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements. 
  • In case of eligible devices Open Windows Update Settings 
  • Select Check for updates. 
  • Once the upgrade is ready for your device, you will see the Download option and install it.
  • Eligible Windows 10 devices must be on version 2004 or later and have installed the September 14, 2021 security update or later, to upgrade directly to Windows 11.

The system requirement of Windows 11 and limited support to devices with modern processors and TPM 2.0 have been changed by Microsoft. Though you can bypass this condition to a certain extent. Microsoft also has published instructions on working around such PCs for Windows 11, though officially it does not support and says some features may not work properly 

You can check out our guide on installing Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 here.

Which Devices can get Windows 11 updates?

  • Windows 11 update is only offered to devices that meet system requirements. 
  • Windows 10 version 2004 or newer is required for the upgrade via Windows Update.
  •  Microsoft notes that a Microsoft Account, or MSA for Home editions, is also required.

How to check for Windows 11 Updates?

  • Click the “check for updates” button of the Windows Update app.
  • This will list the Windows 11 upgrade as an option if the PC meets all requirements. 
  • You can also upgrade via an in-place upgrade or by installing Windows 11 from installation media.

Source: Deskmodder

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