On October 5th, 2021 Microsoft officially launched its newest operating system; Windows 11. If you have been staying up-to-the-minute with the latest tech news you may have even seen some articles about the update, and perhaps asked yourself, “What does this all mean for me and my computer?” Let GroovyTek be your guide to the key facts about Windows 11, and how they may apply to you:
What exactly is Windows 11?
Windows 11 is the successor to Microsoft’s previous operating system, Windows 10. Periodically, Microsoft releases a new version of Windows that incorporates new features and improves the general security and performance of their computers. This new version is typically free for existing Windows users, and this release is no exception; all Windows 10 users are eligible for a free update to Windows 11, provided that their hardware is compatible.
What is the difference between Windows 11 and Windows 10?
Compared to its predecessor, Windows 11 has more robust built-in security, superior WiFi connectivity, and will have fewer and smoother system updates. There are also many visual improvements, including a redesigned Microsoft store, with more and better offerings, and handy customizable desktop “Widgets” (clocks, calendars, stock market indices, etc.).
How and where do you get Windows 11?
Windows 11 is a free update for current owners of Windows 10 and it can be downloaded directly from Microsoft’s official website or installed from the “System Updates” tab in the “Settings” menu (available for compatible computers only).
Is my computer compatible with Windows 11?
Microsoft has their specific Windows 11 upgrade requirements listed on their website available for review here. If you aren’t sure what the specifications are for your computer, try downloading and running the PC Health Check app, available on the official Microsoft page.
Do I have to upgrade?
Don’t panic; Windows 10 will be supported until 2025. That being said, don’t wait around too long to make the jump; as we come closer to that date, more and more programs will cease to be compatible with the old Windows 10 operating system, and the system itself will become less protected from current digital threats.
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