Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will be available for free to eligible PCs on October 5th. The tech behemoth also revealed the new features that will be included in the Windows 11 release.
Windows 11 is now in beta and only individuals who have signed up for the Windows Insider programme get access to it. Microsoft claims that eligible devices will be the first to receive the update. The update will then be rolled out to in-market devices over time, depending on intelligence models that take into account hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, device age, and other characteristics that affect the upgrade experience.
Microsoft anticipates that all eligible devices will receive the update by mid-2022.
At the same time, according to The Verge, Microsoft has cautioned that users who install an ISO file to upgrade to the latest version of Windows will be denied Windows 11 updates and even security patches.
Microsoft previously stated that it would not prevent millions of people with older CPUs from running Windows 11 and recommended that they obtain and manually install the ISO file.
The update will only be available to those who are eligible. After October 5, go to Settings > Windows Upgrade and select Check for updates to see if your device has received the Windows 11 update.