Microsoft held a special event today, where it announced Windows 11, the latest version of its popular operating software. Windows 11 adds a host of new features and options, as well as a full visual revamp for the operating software’s UI and visual aesthetic. Now that we’ve got our first look at Windows 11, users are wondering when they can give it a try themselves. Let’s look at the Windows 11 release date.
UPDATED (August 31, 2021 @ 9:23 a.m. PT): This article has been updated with the official launch date of the Windows 11 OS.
Windows 11 release date
Windows 11 will be released on October 5, 2021 and will be a free upgrade for existing Windows 10 users if they opt in. During the recent Microsoft Windows event, the company went over everything users need to know about Windows 11, including a release window.
Although Windows 11 will become the primary iteration of the famed operating system when it launches this Holiday season, Microsoft will be keeping support for Windows 10 alive for years to come. With the release of a new operating system, there can be a lengthy adoption period, as so many programs and applications are tailored to the Windows 10 software.
There you have it, Windows 11 will be released in October 2021. With Microsoft finally unveiling the next iteration of its computer operating software, you may have several questions. Be sure to visit Shacknews’ brand new topic page dedicated to Windows 11 in order to learn everything you need to know.