Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 is ready for “widespread rollout,” which means it will be rolled out to more devices worldwide.
Revealed in an update to its Windows console (opens in a new tab)The news comes as Windows 11 is being adopted relatively slowly compared to previous versions.
Its CPU requirements prove difficult to meet for many business computers and business laptops, as a result of recent research showing that there are actually more PCs running Windows XP than systems in use. Windows 11.
What’s next for Windows 11?
Microsoft has decided not to go ahead with the planned Windows 11 update but to sacrifice some of the existing taskbar functionality for a cleaner interface for those using tablet devices, because Microsoft does not provide a standalone operating system for tablets.
It’s not just users who struggle with the system requirements of Windows 11
Claton Hendricks, Program Manager at Microsoft, was recently caught running a CPU not officially supported by Windows 11; Intel Core i7-7660U.
Windows 10 users can determine if their device is eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade by using Microsoft’s PC Health Check app (opens in a new tab) or check Windows 11 specs, features and computer requirements (opens in a new tab).
Users will also need to be running Windows 10 (opens in a new tab)version 2004 or later to take the leap and have no protections (opens in a new tab) apply to their device.
Microsoft recommends users to use Microsoft Account (MSA) (opens in a new tab) to get the most out of their Windows 11 experience and watch the Windows 11 Upgrade Experience video.
Users are intimidated by the prospect of making a major upgrade because luckily, Microsoft will maintain support for Windows 10 through 2025.