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Windows 11 Is Now Available For Download: All You Need To Know

Windows 11 is now officially available for download in India and around the world. The new Windows operating system has been released as a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 to all Windows 10 PCs globally, but it is only going to support machines with new CPUs. Several brands including Acer, HP, Lenovo, Nokia, and Asus among others have already announced new Windows 11 laptops, while the OS will also come pre-installed on new PCs.

Windows 11 Available for Download

Microsoft is also bringing Windows 11 pre-installed to its new range of Surface devices that is coming to the US. Windows 11 supports a variety of form factors such as convertibles and 2-in-1 devices alongside traditional desktops and laptops. It also works with a range of silicon from companies including AMD and Intel.

How to get Windows 11 on Windows 10 devices:
If your PC is running Windows 10, then you can check to see if your device is eligible to upgrade using the PC Health Check app. This will basically check whether your PC meets the minimum system requirements required for Windows 11. You can then check to see if the Windows 11 upgrade is ready for your specific device by opening Windows Update settings.

Just head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on “Check for updates”. If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the option to download and install will visible to you. If you are ready to install Windows 11, then you can simply select Download and install.

Windows 11 features:
The latest Windows 11 software update brings a new user interface as well as improvements to performance. One will also see a brand new Windows Store. It offers a new centre-aligned Taskbar and Start button. Microsoft has removed the Live Tiles that have been around in some form since Windows 8. You will now see a grid of icons that can be rearranged and pinned to the new Start Menu.

There are rounded corners, along with widgets that include things like your calendar, weather, sports leaderboard. The new OS also brings an improved System Tray with a new split Notifications and Quick Actions UI. Additionally, Microsoft says that the new update will offer users faster and more efficient performance with updates that are 40 per cent smaller in the background. You can read more about the changes here.


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