Windows 11 available on October 5

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Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. A new Windows experience, Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love.

As the PC continues to play a more central role in our lives than ever before — Windows 11 is ready to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity.

Here are 11 highlights of this release


1. The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean and beautiful, bringing you a sense of calm and ease.

2. With Start, we’ve put you and your content at the center. Start utilizes the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files no matter what device you were viewing them on.

3. Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops provide an even more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate.

4. Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar provides a faster way to connect to the people you care about.

5. Widgets, a new personalized feed powered by AI, provides a faster way to access the information you care about, and with Microsoft Edge’s world class performance, speed and productivity features you can get more done on the web.

6. Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technology like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate you get access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly price. (Xbox Game Pass sold separately.)


7. Windows 11 comes with a new Microsoft Store rebuilt with an all-new design making it easier to search and discover your favorite apps, games, shows, and movies in one trusted location. We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.

8. Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows with new accessibility improvements that were built for and by people with disabilities.

9. Windows 11 unlocks new opportunities for developers and creators. We are opening the Store to allow more developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to bring their apps to the Store, improving native and web app development with new developer tools, and making it easier for you to refresh the look and feel across all our app designs and experiences.

10. Windows 11 is optimized for speed, efficiency and improved experiences with touch, digital pen and voice input.

11. Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work, delivering new experiences that work how you work, are secure by design, and easy and familiar for IT to deploy and manage. Businesses can also test Windows 11 in preview today in Azure Virtual Desktop, or at general availability by experiencing Windows 11 in the new Windows 365.

Thank you to the Windows Insider Community


The Windows Insider community has been an invaluable community in helping us get to where we are today. Since the first Insider Preview Build was released in June, the engagement and feedback has been unprecedented. The team has also enjoyed sharing more behind the scenes stories on the development of Windows 11 in a new series we launched in June, Inside Windows 11. We sincerely appreciate the energy and enthusiasm from this community.

Rolling out the free upgrade to Windows 11 in a phased and measured approach


The free upgrade to Windows 11 starts on October 5 and will be phased and measured with a focus on quality. Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. That means new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade first. The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates*.

Ready to elevate to 11? There’s never been a better time to purchase a new PC


October 5 is right around the corner — and there are a few things you can do to get ready for Windows 11. First, if you’re in need of a new PC now — don’t wait. You can get all the power and performance of a new Windows 10 PC and upgrade to Windows 11 for free after the rollout begins on October 5**.

We’ve worked closely with our OEM and retail partners to bring you powerful Windows 10 PCs today, that will take you into the future with Windows 11. Here are a few to check out.

Acer Swift 5


The Acer Swift 5 (SF514-55) ultrathin-and-light notebook marries an uber-stylish design with the latest performance technology. Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors and verified to meet the requirements of an Intel Evo platform, the Swift 5 has the power and performance to seamlessly run multiple applications and provides up to 17 hours of battery life for all-day productivity. The touchscreen display is covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, and you have the option to further include an antimicrobial solution on the touchpad, keyboard and all covers of the device. Click the link above for more details on the Acer website.

Acer Swift X


The new Acer Swift X (SFX14-41G) notebook represents a new segment within the Swift portfolio, the first of its series to come powered with discrete graphics, all at 3.06 pounds. Up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, combined with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Mobile Processor and 16 GB of RAM offers creative professionals such as video editors or photographers plenty of power. True to the Swift family, all this hardware has been fitted into a metal chassis 0.7 in thin. Click the link above for more details on the Acer website.

Zenbook Flip 13 OLED UX363


Asus Zenbook Flip 13 OLED UX363 has an all-new design that combines ultimate portability with supreme versatility. Its NanoEdge FHD OLED display and 360-degree ErgoLift hinge make extra compact, and the super-slim 13.9 mm chassis houses a wide range of I/O ports for easy connectivity. Its Intel Core processor gives effortless performance for on-the-go productivity and visual creativity.

Zenbook 14 UX425


Asus Zenbook 14 UX425 has an all-new design that’s just 13.9mm slim. It has a four-sided NanoEdge display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals, and there’s a complete set of full I/O ports. The latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and all-new Intel Iris Xe graphics makes it a perfect portable companion.

Alienware x15


Each of Dell Alienware’s X-Series laptops include Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology and this generation features a patent-pending Quad Fan design engineered to provide the highest levels of gaming performance. Both the Alienware x15 and Alienware x17 are made of premium materials, including magnesium alloy and CNC-machined aluminum designed for structural rigidity, and are finished with a carefully formulated stain-resistant paint formula. Built for marathon gaming sessions, these laptops feature HyperEfficient voltage regulation technology which is designed to allow the system to perform at the highest levels for hours of gameplay.

Dell XPS 13


The Dell XPS 13 is crafted using authentic premium materials, precision cut to achieve a flawless finish in a durable, lightweight design. Designed to create the perfect affinity between aesthetics and functional purpose, it delivers powerful performance and a larger 4-sided InfinityEdge display.

HP ENVY x360 15


If you’re looking for something extra special, the HP Spectre x360 14 features cutting edge 2-in-1 design and superb performance with the latest Intel Core processors along with all-day battery life. If you’re a creator looking for a device that is as flexible as your workflow, the HP ENVY x360 15 is a mobile creative powerhouse, featuring AMD Ryzen or Intel Core processors, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 for fast connectivity. The Spectre x360 is available at Best Buy and HP.com; the ENVY x360 15 is available at select retailers including Best Buy, Costco, Walmart and HP.com.

2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 7


Meet the versatile 2-in-1 Lenovo Yoga 7 convertible series, available in 14-inch sizes and designed with rounded edges to feel more comfortable in your hands. Immerse yourself in a vibrant Full HD IPS touchscreen display with your choice of either 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors plus integrated graphics. Available in Slate Grey hue, go anywhere with a 71WHr battery, a metal chassis that impresses from every angle and thoughtful details such as a webcam privacy shutter. Click the link above for more details on the Lenovo website.

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro


Master multitasking with the thin and light Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro series, offering consumers a choice of an LCD or super-vibrant OLED display for greater immersion. Available in a 14-inch size and Light Silver hue, the laptop features either 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors – both models offer optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics to boost your content creation. Enjoy the convenience of Windows Hello and an IR camera with a raised notch for easier opening, plus a backlit keyboard. Click the link above for more details on the Lenovo website.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360


Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 reshape the PC for mobile-first consumers by bringing together next-generation connectivity, ultra-portable design and elevated performance. Equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and AMOLED display within super-thin and light body for increased mobility, the Galaxy Book Pro series let you maximize productivity, enjoy immersive entertainment and unleash creativity. With complete Samsung Galaxy ecosystem integration, the Galaxy Book Pro series is now the ultimate link between your devices, fully connecting your digital world. The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are available in 13-inch and 15-inch models with color options ranging from Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze for Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver and Mystic Pink Gold for Galaxy Book Pro.

Surface Pro 7


Surface Pro 7 is ultra-light and versatile. Whether at your desk, on the couch, or in the yard, get more done your way with the best-selling Surface 2-in-1 that features a laptop-class Intel Core processor, all day battery life, HD cameras and a stunning 12.3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display. It transforms from tablet to laptop with pen and touch input, a built-in Kickstand, an optional removable Type Cover, and it easily connects to multiple monitors. Click the link above to learn more about Surface Pro 7.

Surface Laptop 4


Surface Laptop 4 offers style and speed. Do it all with the perfect balance of sleek design, speed, immersive audio and significantly longer battery life than before. Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas and use your favorite Microsoft 365 applications on the vibrant PixelSense touchscreen display in 13.5-inch or 15-inch models. Choose between 11th Gen Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition. Click the link above to learn more about Surface Laptop 4, including available color finishes and material options.

We’ll be relaunching the PC Health Check app soon, so you can check to see if your current PC will be eligible to upgrade. In the meantime, you can learn more about Windows 11 minimum system requirements here.

If you’re preparing for the upgrade and you’re not already using OneDrive, check it out. It’s a simple way to help keep your files secure and make it easier to transition through the upgrade or to a new device.

For organizations that are managed by IT, today we announced new capabilities coming in Microsoft Endpoint Manager to help you to assess your readiness for Windows 11 and hybrid work at scale. You can learn more in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Tech Community blog.

For customers who are using a PC that won’t upgrade, and who aren’t ready to transition to a new device, Windows 10 is the right choice. We will support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025 and we recently announced that the next feature update to Windows 10 is coming later this year. Whatever you decide, we are committed to supporting you and offering choice in your computing journey.

The first version of a new era of Windows


As Panos shared in June, Windows is more than an operating system; it’s where we connect with people, it’s where we learn, work and play. We can’t wait to see what Windows 11 empowers you to do and create.

*Note, certain features require specific hardware; see our Windows 11 specifications page for more information.

**The Windows 11 upgrade will start to be delivered to qualifying devices beginning on October 5, 2021 into 2022. Timing varies by device.


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I suppose it depends on the source of the hardware, there are a lot of pirated copies of Enterprise out in the "wild" using either the grace period to fool buyers or more often the use of the Fake Key Management Server [KMS] method - Of Course the fact that the system has been Hacked about to add the fake activation often means that other hacks are also in place for other criminal purposes
I updated my old laptop from Home to Pro through the MS Store and instead of Pro the Enterprise version was installed. Wanting to be legal I called MS support and they had me change the key to the generic Pro key.
 

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That reminds me of my beloved little Netbook that came with W7 Starter which worked very, very well. But one day, I had to reinstall the OS, and the license key on the bottom sticker was no longer visible. I tussled in vain with MS but luckily the free upgrade to W10 came up which also worked very, very well at the time, to my very big surprise. Unfortunately, it became too sluggish over time, and I had to recycle it (and no, no Linux for me)
 

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In my experience unless you are going to be running in a Client Server environment there is nothing to sway a user towards Enterprise the only extras are related to remote management and server access. Most of this can be achieved with addons to a standard Pro install
 

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Luckily, none of my other machines are eligible hence safe from a surprise and unwanted upgrade to W11 :) For the first time ever and perhaps the only time ever that I am glad to have older machines

Safe from unwanted Win 11 upgrades, yes. Safe from Windows 10 updates that are designed to sabotage Windows 10's performance, features or user experience, that remains to be seen. It's not unheard of, Nvidia has been caught downgrading performance of older card architectures with drivers, I wouldn't put it past Microsoft either. Most of us here are already aware of their "dark patterns". Of course this could happen to Windows 10 without any intent on Microsoft's part, when they have two versions of Windows to maintain with very limited human resources.
 

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Win 10 will be around for about 4 more years and you don't have to use 11 if you don't like it. You can disable TPM 2 or secure boot and you'll never get the update to 11
Hi there
Not if you run it as a Virtual Machine !!!!!! These can have sec boot and emulated TPM in the "Virtual Hardware" even on basic MBR BIOS only machines. The ISO will continue for the foreseeable future to be available via UUPDUMP so you can still get the iso even if using Ms's MCT start's checking for "eligiable hardware" before allowing download and creation.
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I am keeping my main pc on Win 10 for a while and moving one out of the insider program to see what the public release is like, my old test machine stays in the dev channel
 

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I'm comfortable enough with 11 beta that I likely will install the RTM on the 6th of Oct. Unless the beta builds become a huge mess and in that case I might go back to 10.
 

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At the moment I'm pretty underwhelmed with W11, it doesn't seem to give me much to make me want to jump in head first. I'll keep a copy of the RP or Release version running to play with but not switch over straight away.

I've got a couple or three Image editors with new major releases between now and the Holiday Season Plus I'm expecting a full set of On1's 2022 Photo plugins and some other stuff around the same time. I'll wait until I'm ok with them, and move to W11 after I'm happy my current software and the new ones work properly though I don't expect that many issues given that there are not many real changes under the hood
 

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No.. I'm far from being overwhelmed. But,, it is new and well, I like new. What I do like is the new GUI. Hey,, I'm easy to please.
 

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Jeff, I've been involved at different levels with new windows releases for over forty years, so am not as enthusiastic as I once was - and this is not a great change
 

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Jeff, I've been involved at different levels with new windows releases for over forty years, so am not as enthusiastic as I once was - and this is not a great change
I've been an insider since Win 10 and while I love that OS I just am moving onto 11. This really feels like Win 10.1 if anything. The GUI change is nice but honestly it's more of a program to change the requirements and somehow improve 'security'. To date, I haven't seen any reason to think security will be better in 11 than it was in 10.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22458.1000
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
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    Firefox and Edge
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    Defender

wordsworth

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Jeff, I've been involved at different levels with new windows releases for over forty years, so am not as enthusiastic as I once was - and this is not a great change
I'm of a similar mind. I remember the hoopla over Win 95 and being pumped at the time so that I stayed at a CompUSA past midnight because they could not begin selling until then. Spent a lot of money that night on 95, Office 95, Plus Pack, Norton Security 95 I think it was called. New hardware can get a little blood flowing now but an OS? Nah.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Wordsworth 10000
    CPU
    Core i7 10700K 3.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix Z590-A Gaming Wifi
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Radeon RX480 Strix 8GB
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar DSX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2709m
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD 500GB; Samsung 980 M.2 SSD 1TB
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2
    Cooling
    CPU-Noctua NH D15 Chromax, GPU-Stock, Case-Noctua Chromax 3x140
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000
    Mouse
    HP X500
    Internet Speed
    Cable
    Browser
    Vivaldi, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.3, Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Klipsch Promedia 5.1 THX
    Asus External Blu-Ray 16D1X-USB 3.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Wordsworth 6000
    CPU
    Core i7 6700K 4.0 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Z170 Pro
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 32GB 3000MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Asus Radeon HD 6870
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar SE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP X24ih
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel 760p M.2 SSD 500GB; Intel 540 SSD 480GB; Intel 335 SSD 240GB
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 750W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-B70
    Cooling
    CPU- Noctua NH-D15; GPU-Stock; Case-Noctua Chromax 2x140, 2x120
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Comfort 5050
    Internet Speed
    Cable
    Browser
    Vivaldi, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes 4.4.3, Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP bd 340,
    HP bd 240

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I've been involved at different levels with new windows releases for over forty years, so am not as enthusiastic as I once was - and this is not a great change
For me it's enough of a change to make it worth giving it a new name, but not enough to risk it being too full of new bugs.

To that end I'll be upgrading the general purpose machine I use most often to 11 on release. Well actually, restoring its W10 system image to a new machine that's fully W11 compliant, then upgrading that. I've already tested the migration/upgrade process - it's System One below. I'll wipe it and repeat the migration on release.

The rest of my machines can stay on W10 for now while I see how I get on with 11, no rush as it's in support until 2025. Most (all?) of them would need to be migrated to newer hardware anyway if I wanted to upgrade them to W11.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

Quandary

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I've been an insider since Win 10 and while I love that OS I just am moving onto 11. This really feels like Win 10.1 if anything. The GUI change is nice but honestly it's more of a program to change the requirements and somehow improve 'security'. To date, I haven't seen any reason to think security will be better in 11 than it was in 10.
Getting into Win 11 enlightened me about TPM, Secure Boot, Virtualization, and Memory Integrity. These had not been turned on with my Win 10 install, so my security has been improved by Win 11.
I am sure there is more to come in this area with future Win 11 upgrades. This could be one of the reasons for setting minimum requirements. Unsupported PC's may be able to run Win 11 now but maybe not in the future when these enhancements are introduced.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Spectre x360 Convertible 13
    CPU
    i5-8250U
    Motherboard
    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Winuser

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I'm comfortable enough with 11 beta that I likely will install the RTM on the 6th of Oct. Unless the beta builds become a huge mess and in that case I might go back to 10.
I have only seen minor bugs so I see no reason not to update my wife's laptop once Windows 11 is released.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

Atomic77

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I have a good feeling that my 1 year old laptop will make the cut for Windows 11 and so will my Dell AIO that hasn't even gone past warranty yet.
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 17- Ca1065cl
    CPU
    Ryzen5 3500U
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Vega
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    1TB
    Case
    HP LAPTOP
    Keyboard
    HP LAPTOP
    Mouse
    ELAN TOUCHPAD AND IHOME WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    CHARTER SPECTRUM
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL Inspiron 5400 AIO
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia MX330
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23.8 touch screen
    Hard Drives
    1TB PLUS SSD 256GB
    Case
    DELL AIO
    Mouse
    DELL WIRELESS
    Keyboard
    DELL WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    CHARTER SPECTRUM
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    NORTON 360

molivos

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already run Win11 as my main OS ... :)
 

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  • Operating System
    DUAL BOOT (WINDOWS 10 pro 19043 AND WINDOWS 11 pro 22000 )
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-10600
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z590-ATX 1200 Socket
    Memory
    G.Skill TridentZ Neo 16GB DDR4-3600MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB Gaming X
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SAMSUNG BX2431
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 860 Evo SSD 1TB 2.5'' and 2x WD Blue 1TB (7200rpm)
    PSU
    Corsair RM Series RM850 850W Full Modular 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Kolink Stronghold Black
    Cooling
    Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duο Red
    Keyboard
    Motospeed Inflictor CK104 RGB Silver
    Mouse
    RASER BASILISK
    Internet Speed
    100/10 Mbps
    Browser
    CHROME -MS EDGE-FIREFOX-OPERA
    Antivirus
    NORTON 365 DELUXE

Winuser

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already run Win11 as my main OS ... :)
I did change my main desktop from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel. My laptop and old desktop are running the Dev Channel.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    Keyboard
    HP USB Kekboard
    Mouse
    2.4 wireless mouse
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox

fjk61011

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What version of Windows do I need to be running to have a chance of getting the GA/RTM version of Windows 11?
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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