The wait for Windows 11 is over, the new OS has brought many new features, know how to download
Microsoft is aiming to offer Windows 11 for all eligible Windows 10 devices by mid-2022. Meanwhile, the Windows 11 upgrade will initially be available for new Windows 10 PCs. New PC models from many companies including Asus, HP and Lenovo have started coming with Windows 11 pre-installed. PCs from partners like Acer and Dell will be coming with the new version soon. Microsoft is also bringing pre-installed Windows 11 to its new range of Surface devices, which started rolling out in the US from yesterday.
How to get Windows 11 update on an existing PC
Along with new PCs, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 for older eligible PCs in a phased manner. You can check for Windows 11 updates on your PC by going to the Windows Update section. You can also download Microsoft's PC Health app on your PC to check if the machine is eligible for the upcoming update.
If your PC is eligible to receive Windows 11, but the update has yet to arrive, you can use Microsoft's installation assistant to get the latest Windows operating system. You just need to hit the Download Now button on the installation assistant and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Microsoft also offers the option to create a bootable USB drive or DVD from its Windows 11 software page. Additionally, you can create a Windows 11 disk image (ISO) that will be available on a bootable installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD to help you install the new Windows version on your machine.
Windows 11 features
Windows 11, introduced in June, is designed to be Microsoft's most advanced operating system for PCs. The new version brings a new user interface in which the Start menu is placed in the center. It also brings upgraded fonts and notification sounds. It also integrates Microsoft Teams to let users connect with others over chat, voice or video calls. Windows 11 also improves multitasking with Snap Layouts and Groups. It also supports multidesktop and has many accessibility features like Narrator, Magnifier, Closed Captions, and Windows Speech Recognition.
As for the new form factor, Windows 11 comes with larger touch targets and includes haptic feedback support for stylus pens, including the Surface Slim Pen 2.
There are also dedicated features for PC gamers. These include features like DirectX 12, the option to turn Auto HDR on or off, DirectStorage that claims to reduce load times, and NVMe SSD storage and DirectX 12 that helps render detailed and better graphics using the GPU. Are.
Microsoft has separately pre-installed the Xbox app for users to browse, download, and play more than 100 PC games. Along with regular users, Windows 11 can also be experienced by enterprises and students. Microsoft gives organizations the ability to transfer their teams to the new Windows version through the cloud using Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.
Features to run Android apps will also be available in Windows 11 in the future. At launch, Microsoft revealed dedicated access to the Amazon Appstore within the Microsoft Store, allowing new Android apps to be downloaded on Windows 11 PCs.
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