Windows 11 arrives a day early

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We were all waiting for Windows 11 to launch on October 5, 2021, but Microsoft has decided to surprise everyone by releasing the latest version of its operating system a day early.

Microsoft wrote about the early release of Windows 11 on its website:

Today marks an exciting milestone in Windows history. As the day becomes October 5th in every time zone around the world, the availability of Windows 11 begins via a free upgrade on qualified Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs pre-installed with Windows 11, which can be purchased as of today.

People who recently purchased a Windows 10 PC will be the first to receive the update through the Setting app in Windows 10. Microsoft says: “We expect all qualified Windows 10 devices to be offered the upgrade to Windows 11 by the middle of 2022. ” This means that you may need to be patient to review Windows Update.

For most users, Windows 11 will not go to their PC by going through Windows Update. It is a very gradual rollout. However, you can try to skip the queue by using Windows 11 Update Assistant. Feel free to download it and upgrade your system if the features offered by Windows 11 sound appealing to you and your computer is eligible for it.

Of course, this answers the question of how to update to Windows 11. But it does not answer the question of whether or not to upgrade your PC to Windows 11. There is a lot to consider when choosing whether you want to jump from one version of Windows to another.

You can also choose to purchase a new Surface device with Windows 11 pre-installed on October 5 if you want shiny new hardware with the latest version of Windows ready to use.

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