Officially announced on June 24, 2021, Microsoft Windows 11 is the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system released on October 5, 2021.
New Windows 11 features
Windows 11 shares many of the features found in Windows 10, in addition to the following additional features.
- Redesigned user interface with the taskbar buttons center-aligned by default, new widgets, and rounded corners on program windows.
- Redesigned Microsoft Store allows developers to distribute Win32, PWA (progressive web applications), Universal Windows Platform apps, and other packaging technologies.
- Able to run Android apps, which can be downloaded through the Windows Store and Amazon app store.
- Integration of Microsoft Teams and Xbox app into Windows.
Windows 11 system requirements
1 GHz processor or faster 64-bit (x64).
4 GB of RAM.
64 GB of hard drive space.
UEFI system firmware.
DirectX 12 or later graphics card device with WDDM 2.0 or higher.
Internet connection and Microsoft account.
How do I get Windows 11?
New computers purchased after the Windows 11 release come with it pre-installed. You can also purchase Windows 11 from online retailers like Amazon.com and Best Buy.
If you have Windows 10, you can download the Windows 11 upgrade for free from Microsoft’s website. Users are notified when they can download and install Windows 11 starting shortly after release in Fall 2021 through early 2022. Microsoft is asking that users wait to upgrade until they receive their upgrade notification to ensure hardware compatibility.
However, if you want to upgrade your computer to Windows 11 before receiving the upgrade notification, you can download the upgrade package from the link below.
What Windows version came before Windows 11?
For the end-user, Windows 10 came before Windows 11.
What version of Windows comes after Windows 11?
Windows 11 is the latest version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.