Windows 11 price, release date, and download: Here is what you need to know now

Windows 11 OS was launched yesterday and it has undergone a big makeover. To know all about Windows 11 price, release date and how to download, read on.
| Updated on Jun 25 2021, 12:06 PM IST
To get yourself upgraded to Windows 11, you have to wait for it to be rolled out to the public at large.
To get yourself upgraded to Windows 11, you have to wait for it to be rolled out to the public at large. (HT Tech)

Windows 11 OS has been launched and in a short and sweet event, its many details were explained. Windows 11 has been put through a makeover with many new things that promise to heighten the experience of users and connect them in new ways to things that were not possible before. But first, one important question has to be asked - what is Windows 11 price? Then immediately another question looms - how can you download Windows 11? And of course, the third one is about the release date - when can you do so?

The focus of the Windows 11 event, held yesterday, was entirely on the software, with CEO Satya Nadella coming on up briefly right at the end to say, "Windows has always stood for sovereignty for creators and agency for consumers, and with Windows 11 we have a renewed sense of Windows’ role in the world."

Microsoft considers Windows 11 a major event and Nadella made it sound exciting. He added, "Today marks a major milestone in the history of Windows. It’s the beginning of a new generation. I’m excited by what we have shown you today and how we are reimagining everything from the operating system itself to the browser to the store and the feed."

When and at what price can you download Windows 11?

Well, out on the Internet, there is already a leaked Windows 11 file, but Microsoft does not want you to download that and the company has moved to get it removed citing risk to users.

To get yourself upgraded to Windows 11, you have to wait for it to be rolled out to the public at large. Windows 11 release date is likely to be sometime at the fag end of autumn - actually, anytime between October and November 2021. That means you will have to be very patient. Hey, but it does give you the option of checking out what the competition has in store or evaluating your current OS vis a vis your needs. Ultimately, the wait can be fruitful. Of course, if you are the adventurous kind, you could try Windows 11 free beta version and it is likely to be out sometime next month.

As far as Windows 11 price is concerned, then the upgrade will come for free for those who have downloaded the official Windows 10 OS on their gadgets. The rest will have to shell out top money.

And how to download Windows 11? All you need to do is locate the Settings link, find the update link and check for Windows update.

Top Windows 11 points/changes to note

- Mac-like interface.

- Centered Start menu and Taskbar.

- Integrated Android apps

- Widgets access direct from Task Bar

- Mac-like virtual desktop support

- Xbox gaming improved

- Microsoft Teams integration - access it from Windows, Mac, Android, or even iOS.

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First Published Date: 25 Jun, 12:06 PM IST
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