Windows 11 has officially arrived and will be available as a free update

Windows 11 has officially arrived and will be available as a free update

Microsoft just announced the formal release of Windows 11, which will be available as a free update to all Windows 10 customers with compatible PCs.

Your computer must also run Intel's 8th generation CPUs or later, AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs or later, and have at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. In addition, a 720p display and a DirectX 12 compliant GPU are required on the PC.

If you already have Windows 10, you'll have to wait to see if an update is available under the Windows Update area of the settings menu. Microsoft's Windows 11 will first appear on newer devices when they are released in 2021, then it will trickle down to older models over time. Updates for older PCs may not be available until the next year.

You can also use Microsoft's Windows 11 download aid to get the update, and then download Windows 11 from the company's website directly. Installing it at a later time is not a problem once it's been downloaded. Create a bootable USB drive or burn the ISO file on a DVD to accomplish this.

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