Know Windows 11 release date, Windows 11 compatible computers, more

The Windows 11 release date is tomorrow, October 5, 2021 and users can get set to download the latest update to the world’s most widely used desktop operating system. Here’s everything you need to know about the update and Windows 11 compatible computers.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 20:46 IST
Windows 11 Release Date
Windows 11 release date is almost upon us and those looking to download it should also know about Windows 11 compatible computers. (Microsoft )
Windows 11 Release Date
Windows 11 release date is almost upon us and those looking to download it should also know about Windows 11 compatible computers. (Microsoft )

Windows 11 release date is looming and those eager to get their hands on the product have to wait just for a day now. However, before that, they should know about Windows 11 compatible computers and whether theirs meets the requirements. Microsoft is all set to release its Windows 11 update, which is widely considered the company's biggest upgrade to the Windows operating system in six years. The Windows update is set to arrive shortly, and will bring important upgrades across the system from visual changes to performance and security improvements.

With redesigned system themes, apps and other elements inspired by Fluent Design and features like Android app support (coming at a later date) and more, there's a lot to look forward to on the upcoming Windows 11 update. If you're waiting for the Windows 11 update, here's what you need to know from release date to minimum system requirements and whether your computer will be compatible with the Windows 11 update.

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Windows 11 update release date

Microsoft has announced that it will release the Windows 11 update on October 5. Starting tomorrow, users with compatible hardware will be able to download the Windows 11 update as and when it is available for their system. This is because even though the official Windows 11 release date is on October 5, the company will not roll it out to all devices together. Instead, the update will be “phased” and this means that some users could be waiting for quite a while – possibly even 2022.

Windows 11 compatible computers

Instead of providing a list of compatible devices, which would be difficult to comb through, Microsoft has provided a list of minimum specifications that are necessary to run Windows 11. This means that a lot of older devices, especially those older than five years will not be able to run Windows 11. 

We have previously reported that Microsoft will support computers running Intel's Core 8th Generation processors, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850, and AMD's Zen 2 series and newer chipsets. This is in addition to other requirements including TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot as well as 4GB and 64GB of RAM and disk storage space, respectively. A small number of computers running older Intel's 7th Generation Core processors will be supported but the number of these devices is very small.

Install Windows 11 update manually

Users will be able to download the Windows 11 ISO and create a live USB to manually update to Windows 11 or perform a “fresh installation” once the Windows 11 update is released. However, as we have previously reported, Microsoft has warned users that installing Windows on unsupported hardware means that device might not be eligible for important system and security updates in the future.

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First Published Date: 04 Oct, 09:36 IST
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