Already available in beta (test), the release date of the first stable version of Windows 11 is finally known. Microsoft announces to start the deployment of its new operating system from October 05, 2021.
Its deployment will be gradual and will extend until mid-2022. As of this date, 05 October 2021, eligible Windows 10 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free and the first computers preloaded with Windows 11 will begin shipping.
Windows 11 available from 05 October 2021
To take advantage of early Windows 11 updates, you must have a qualifying device. New eligible devices are those that will be offered the upgrade first, followed by other, older devices.
If you have a Windows 10 PC eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will notify you when Windows 11 is available. ISO files will also be available, which you can download and use for upgrading to Windows 11 or its installation on a new PC.
Compatibility of Windows 11 with old PCs (Without TPM 2.0)
Windows 11 installation requires minimum configuration. When the trial version was released, Windows 11 required a computer with the TPM 2.0 chip. Microsoft has announced that the use of the stable version of Windows 11 will be possible even on old PCs, that is to say those not equipped with the TPM 2.0 chip.
However, it will not be possible to take advantage of all the features of Windows 11, including security updates. Such use could prove problematic, in terms of safety and performance. To take full advantage of Windows 11, your best bet is to find a computer that is 100% eligible.