Just two days away from the release of Windows 11.
Microsoft announced Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs, and PCs that come preloaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. If you like to see an overview of what has changed in Windows 11, you can read more about it here.
However, if you are not sure whether you are ready to install Windows 11 on your hardware, you can do a test first, so you know everything is ready to start the upgrade to Windows 11. You can find the testing tool provided by Microsoft right here, or a second tool provided by Robert C. Maehl from his GitHub page. Then you have all the information you need to proceed with the upgrade to Windows 11, or just leave it and stay on good old Windows 10. The Windows 11 System Requirements are.
If you are planning to do a clean installation instead of upgrading your existing Windows 10, you can download the ISO-File over here, or here. Some tools you may need while making your own USB installation medium to perform a clean Windows 11 install, are to be found here, or over here. The first one is Rufus you probably already know, and the second one is Media Creation Tool created by AveYo.
That’s really all you need to do a clean install or upgrade, doing it the right way on October 5. Or you can just wait until you’ll get Windows 11 through Windows update.
Windows 11 is a brand-new OS, and it certainly hasn’t been fully finished yet. So for the future, you will see many more improvements made by Microsoft coming your way through Windows update.
- Also interesting: Start11 for Windows 11