Today is the date that Microsoft has planned to release Windows 11 and make it available to all users around the world. Read below what new features are coming with Windows 11 and how to download/upgrade your system from Windows 7/8/10 to Windows 11.
What's new on Windows 11
Start menu can be centered
New file explorer
New pinned apps
Widgets are back again, now you will be able to add widgets on your Desktop
Dark mode for all dark mode lovers
New animations when you open, minimize or exit the window, this is completely different from earlier versions of Windows
New sound effects
These are new features that can be seen on the leaked version that has been leaked online. However, this doesn't mean it won't be more new features on the official version that gets released today.
What specs do I need to run Windows 11?
CPU: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
RAM: 4 GB 64-bit.
HDD: 64 GB or larger storage
GPU: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
Screen Resolution: >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
Network: Microsoft account and internet connection is required in order to setup Windows 11 Home.
Can I upgrade my current operating system to Windows 11?
It's unknown yet if users will be getting the upgrade for free and what versions of Windows will be getting it. For example if you are using an old version such as Windows 7 I don't think windows is going to let you upgrade since they stopped support for windows 7 on January 14, 2020. However, this shouldn't stop you from testing and enjoying windows 11 on a virtual machine before installing it as your main Operating System.
Where can I download the ISO file?
The ISO file will be available for download on Microsoft's website. There's also a leaked version online but we'd recommend wait for the official version today.
Where to watch the live event of Windows 11?
To watch the event live follow the link below, the event will start at 11 a.m. Eastern Time