Windows 11 Will Be Rolling Out Officially Starting October 5

Windows 11

Microsoft has finally released the official date for Windows 11 rollout. Like every other software update, this update will also roll out in batches. You will also need specific hardware to run Windows 11. You can check if your PC fulfills the hardware requirements by clicking here.

Let’s take a look at the features and changes Windows 11 will bring to your PC.

The most obvious change in this update is going to be the design. The Start Menu has a new design with the taskbar being centered by default. Then, there are Widgets, which is essentially “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” as described by Microsoft.

Windows 11 Start menu
Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft has integrated its own apps quite well. The all-new Start Menu will show you your recent files regardless of which device you were viewing them on. This is possible because of the integration of Cloud and Microsoft 365 services. Chat from Microsft Teams will also be available in the Taskbar and it will aid you to connect with people faster.

User interface showing trending apps
Credit: Microsoft

Developers and independent software vendors (ISV’s) will now be able to bring their apps to the Microsoft store. Microsft store itself has been rebuilt with an all-new design. Windows 11 is better optimized to be used with Touch, digital pen, and voice inputs.

User interface for Amazon apps
Credit: Microsft

For all of us who were excited about Android apps on Windows 11, it seems like we will have to wait for a few more months. Microsoft says, “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”.

You will get the update if your device is eligible and you can manually check for it also by going to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates. And for those who cannot update to Windows 11, you need not worry as Microsoft will support Windows 10 up to October 14, 2025.

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