Windows 11- How to get Free Upgrade, When Can You Get it

Windows 11 a new version of the Microsoft desktop operating system was just launched and it comes with a lot of improvements.

Notable changes were made and simplified design, performance improvements, new gaming features, major Windows Store changes, Teams integration, and updates to improve multitasking.

The software maker is committing to make it a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Much like how Windows 10 was free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, this new Windows 11 version will be free for existing Windows 10 users.

But you have to meet the minimum requirements for your PC to get this Windows 11 update, which is now a 64-bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Windows 11 will be delivered through Windows Update in much the same way as Windows 10 updates have been made available previously.

Outside of how Windows 11 looks, there are also some new productivity tricks. One of the more exciting updates is called Snap Layouts. This allows you to choose how your programs “snap” to various areas of the screen.

For example, you can have one app on the left and then two apps on the right or three apps with equal separation across the screen. What’s more, Windows will remember this layout choice, allowing you to quickly snap everything back later.

Another big productivity change is better memory features for Virtual Desktops. You can have as many VDs as you want and customize them as you like, including the wallpaper.

Windows 11 will also bring Android apps to the Microsoft Store. Interestingly, it will do this through the Amazon App Store, not the Google Play Store. Either way, though, it will allow you to search for and install Android apps right in Windows, just like you would for a Windows app.

The first Windows 11 preview build will be available to testers in the Windows Insiders program starting from next week. However, it will be released to the general public during the US holiday period, around November or December.

To check eligibility for the free upgrade, Microsoft says visit its website and check the download the PC Health Check app.

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