Yesterday Microsoft announced a new version of its Windows operating system – Windows 11. New iterations of firmware are always an interesting sight. There are almost certainly those who do not want to wait for autumn to understand what Windows 11 is. And there is such an opportunity.
And we are not talking about an early image that was leaked to the network ahead of schedule, but about a completely official preview. Windows 11 preview build will be released next week, which can be installed by members of the Windows program (Windows Insider).
In order to become one of them, you need to register in the Windows Insider program. This must be done by clicking on this link and clicking on the “register” button. But you need a Microsoft account to sign in. After the release of the beta version of Windows 11, registered users will be able to install it.
Also, it will not be superfluous to check the compatibility of your computer with Windows 11. The PC Health Check application will help with this. But please note that a number of users are complaining that the utility is wrong and “rejects” PCs whose characteristics meet the system requirements for the new OS. In this case, it will not be superfluous to check the device for the presence of the TPM 2.0 security module and activate Secure Boot.
Those who are against all sorts of experiments with beta versions should be patient until the fall, when the company will start updating devices to Windows 11.
Microsoft to release major Windows 10 21H2 update in fall despite launching Windows 11
It became known that the Redmond company will not leave those who decide to stay on Windows 10 behind and will continue to release major updates for this OS.
In a blog post, Microsoft announced that it will release a major Windows 10 21H2 update this fall. It is noteworthy that, despite the launch of Windows 11; the company will not just release a security update for Windows 10; but will expand the capabilities of the old operating system with new features, for example, Windows Autopilot. However, this update will not bring significant changes to the user experience. Microsoft itself says that the release of Windows 10 21H2 will allow users to stay on an updated, secure and supported version of Windows until they decide to upgrade to Windows 11.
The list of innovations in Windows 10 21H2 is still unknown. In addition, it is unclear if this release will be the last; or if Microsoft will introduce a number of major OS updates before starting the phase-out process.