Existing qualifying Windows 10 users may get the Windows 11 upgrade early next year

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Last week, Microsoft finally unveiled the much-anticipated Windows 11 update. The new update comes with an updated UI, performance, and productivity improvements. Microsoft also released the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 which includes Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 among other things, but the latter can be bypassed for now.

While Microsoft plans to release the first Windows 11 Insider Build this week, the company has been silent on when they plan to do the public roll out. However, a recent tweet from the official Windows Twitter handle suggests that the roll out will begin in early 2022.

As per the tweet, Windows 11 should show up pre-installed on new hardware later this year. However, existing Windows 10 users will begin seeing the new update in the first part of 2022. Of course, we will not know for sure until Microsoft comes out and confirm the roll out plan for Windows 11. The good thing though is that you don't need to pay for Windows 11 as Microsoft has confirmed that it will be a free upgrade for existing Windows 10 users.

For more information about Windows 11, you can check out our article on minimum system requirements as well as the list of CPUs that support Windows 11. Apart from the general requirements, Microsoft has also listed out specific feature requirements for Windows 11 including webcams, Bluetooth and Precision Touchpad on all upcoming laptops. Last Friday, Microsoft also updated the PC Health Check app to show why a device is not ineligible to receive the Windows 11 update. However, the company will allow some manufacturers to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement and it is also allowing Windows Insiders with unsupported hardware to test Windows 11 Insider Builds.

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