Microsoft announced the Windows 11 release date on its website on Tuesday.

Its next operating system will therefore be launched on October 5.

Updating Windows 10 to this new version will be free.

But its deployment will be gradual.

Microsoft predicts that all compatible PCs will be able to install Windows 11 by mid-2022.

It has been six years since Windows 10 first appeared on PCs.

The two versions will still coexist for some time since the American firm has planned to maintain support for Windows 10 until 2025. Whether it is the Family or Pro version,

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But Microsoft will of course focus on the evolutions of the latest version, Windows 11.

As perfect as 11.11 * would * be, we just couldn't wait any longer to make # Windows11 available.

Get it October 5th, and read all about it now.

- Windows (@Windows) August 31, 2021

New devices will be first served

However, not all machines will be able to support this update.

“New qualifying devices will be offered the upgrade first,” Microsoft says.

Then, Windows 11 will be offered to other PCs according to different criteria chosen by the American giant.

Thus, it is recommended to have a computer with "a 64-bit dual-core processor running at 1 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage space, a screen with a definition of 1280 by 720 pixels, a graphics card. managing DirectX 12 and security devices (TPM 1.2 cryptographic module and Secure Boot), ”explains

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For those in a hurry, there are ways to force the installation of the update, but this is not without the risk of encountering incompatibilities.

As for those who are not satisfied with Windows 11 and would like to go back to the old version of the OS, they will have 10 days to give up and go back to Windows 10. To get an idea of ​​the possibilities of Windows 11, this one is partially featured on a website.

It is possible to simulate its use, from startup to arrival on the desktop.

You can then access some software such as Notepad, White Board or the calculator.

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