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Microsoft Windows 11 download on your mind? These users will get a free upgrade

Microsoft, in a blog post, said that Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 18:16 IST
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Windows 11 download: Microsoft hosted a special event on Thursday in which the company announced the next-generation of Windows, that is, Windows 11. Now, the most awaited announcement was about who will get to download Windows 11 for free. That has been answered by the company itself.

Windows 11 features a new design that is more flexible and can be tailored as per users' needs and requirements. Apart from a fresh design, Windows 11 also gets features such as Teams integration, access to Xbox Game pass, a redesigned Microsoft Store and access to Android apps among other things.

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As far as availability is concerned, Windows 11 will be coming to personal computers and desktops around the world in autumn this year. Importantly, Microsoft, in a blog post, said that Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. “Windows 11 will launch later this year, and it will be available for testing to Windows Insiders next week. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.

Microsoft also said that it will roll out an early build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program next week and the free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 personal computers and desktops this holiday and continuing into 2022. Microsoft said that Windows users can download Microsoft's PC Health Check app on their personal computers and desktops to know if their devices are eligible for the Windows 11 update.

Microsoft also said that it is working with its retail partners to ensure that Windows 10 PCs are ready to be upgraded to Windows 11.

It is worth mentioning that this announcement is unlike what the reports prior to the launch of Windows 11 suggested. To give you a quick overview, reports earlier suggested that Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 11 for free, while Windows 8 users will have to first upgrade their personal computers to Windows 8.1 to be eligible for a free Windows 11 update. But the latest announcement says otherwise. This also means that Windows 8.1 users will have to update their personal computers to Windows 10, which is available for free, to be eligible for a free Windows 11 update.

So, go figure!

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First Published Date: 25 Jun, 07:16 IST
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