Microsoft announced that its new Windows 11 will not arrive to Windows 10. Although this is the case, the company confirmed it could arrive around 2022.
Microsoft previously released the latest Windows 11, which clearly attracted a lot of consumers since it can provide high-end features and other tools. However, it seems like not all Microsoft fans will be able to enjoy the new computer software since the tech giant firm confirmed that it will not be released for the current Windows 10 PC or laptop models, as well as other older versions.
The giant tech firm confirmed, via its official Twitter account, that “Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.”
With Microsoft’s Windows 11 availability confirmation, many consumers shared their opinions, including their disappointments regarding the announcement. One of them even said that more than six months of waiting is too long.
Another commentator added that the new software “still use UEFI, TPM 2.0, and Secure Boot on Skylake the only thing it doesn’t exist is the CPU qualifies. Just bad have so new CPU, just better have older CPU supported but just that Windows 11 need some new CPU for some other Windows 11 functions.”
Microsoft’s Will Not Release the Latest Computer Software?
Since the new Windows 11 will not be available on Windows 10, this means that the latest CPUs will be the lucky ones to experience the new software. On the other hand, Microsoft also announced that the new software will also be available from a number of its established PC partners, which includes the popular Surface lineup.
Buying a new PC optimized for Windows 11 might be the simplest, though not the cheapest, way of ensuring that your PC is compatible. In the past few days, Microsoft released the hardware requirements for the new software. Those include the requirement that your PC has a TPM 2.0 chip, a necessity Microsoft tried to explain last week. Your PC must also have at least an 8th-gen Core chip or above installed, or a second-generation AMD Ryzen processor or younger.
On the other hand, those unexpected requirements are having a worrying cascade effect, invalidating many user-built as well as OEM PCs from the new software’s eligibility. Even many of Microsoft’s older Surface PCs won’t make the software cut.
As of the moment, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed the actual global or complete release date of the new computer system. However, some rumors claim that the launch date for the new software could be this coming spring since the company usually release its new Windows version around this period.
This can be seen when Microsoft released the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2) on October 20, 2020, and the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2) on November 12, 2019. Microsoft first launched Windows 10 on July 29, 2015.