The Windows 11 release date it had given much to talk about. In numerous rumors and leaks we had seen very different dates that, in the end, coincided on one thing, said operating system was going to arrive in the month of October, a forecast that, in the end, has been fulfilled, since the Redmond giant has confirmed that its launch will occur 5th of October.

That’s how clear is Microsoft’s “tweet” about the launch of Windows 11, which you can find attached at the end of this article. In it, we can also see a small nod from the giant to the date 11.11 (November 11) which, without a doubt, would have been “perfect” due to the nomenclature of said operating system. I know what you’re thinking, what if it was perfect, why hasn’t Microsoft used it? Because they didn’t want to wait so long for its launch, according to the company itself.

It is important to be clear that, although Windows 11 will arrive on October 5, this does not mean that its launch will take place globally and without any type of control, in fact, as we will see below, everything will happen otherwise. Microsoft has explained that the deployment of Windows 11 will occur in a gradual way, so much so that, in some cases, certain users may not receive the notice that they can update to said operating system for free. until mid-2022. Yes, you read correctly.

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What can I say, considering my latest experiences with Windows 10 updates, I think it’s a wise approach. Better to opt for a slow and gradual release, but treading safe to minimize the impact of possible serious errors, than to carry out an accelerated deployment that has the opposite effect.

What will happen when Windows 11 arrives?

Well, it is very simple. Those with a fully compatible PC that has been validated internally in Microsoft testing will receive, if they have an activated Windows 10 key, a notice that they can free upgrade to Windows 11. We don’t know how the ad will be displayed, but we imagine that the Redmond people will have something “attractive” in mind.

Those who have equipment that is compatible in every way, and that meets the minimum requirements, but does not have that level of validation, will have to wait. As we said, the wait can be variable and take, in some cases, until the middle of next year. If you find yourself in this case, you can force the installation of the update, or do a clean installation using an ISO, but I do not recommend it, since you could end up running into more or less serious problems. Wait, it is the most reliable and safe option.

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If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8 and you want to install Windows 11, you will have to perform a clean installation. The update from Windows 10 is free, we have already discussed it, and it is also from Windows 7 and Windows 8, but you must use your license for these operating systems to activate Windows 11, so have it handy before starting the process.

For their part, those who do not have a compatible PC at all levels, will be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 11, but they will have to be clear that:

  • They will not receive security updates or new features.
  • They could suffer more serious bugs, including more blue screen of death.
  • Applications, and certain programs, may show erratic behavior and suffer more crashes.

Finally, we will also begin to see, from that date, the first computers with Windows 11 pre-installed (PCs, laptops, etc.). Windows 11 will be a major renovation, both in terms of design and performance, and will have exciting new features that will make it a very attractive next-generation operating system for more advanced users.

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