Microsoft is released its latest Windows 11 update on October 2nd. This will be a free upgrade for all users of the current version, which includes Windows 10 and 8.1.
Windows 11 has been in development since 2012 and is Microsoft’s most ambitious project to date as it sets out to integrate the PC with other devices including phones, tablets and Xbox One consoles. This new vision sees each device becoming an extension of the others, with the content being shared between them seamlessly.
In order to accomplish this goal though, Microsoft needs developers who are willing to create apps that work across multiple platforms rather than just specific ones like iOS or Android – something they have struggled with in recent years as their market share dwindled due to the success of Android and iOS.
Windows 11 will be hoping to win back some developers by offering a more unified experience across Windows 8, 10 and Windows Phone devices. In order to help that cause it will be supporting the latest graphics card technologies from companies like AMD and Nvidia as well as DirectX 12 – all of which offer high performance alongside reduced power use, which will be crucial as mobile devices become more and more dominant.
Here’s everything new in Windows 11:
- The inclusion of Cortana will help with the cross-platform vision as well as it’s a great selling point for smart home devices such as fridges and thermostats. Windows 11 also promises to offer support for those using virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, which allow users to take part in stunning VR experiences.
- Game-wise, Microsoft will be heavily pushing Xbox Play Anywhere – a new program that allows gamers to buy one copy of the game and play it on all Windows 11 devices without having to purchase separate versions for each. It’s their way of unifying the gaming aspect across mobile and desktop devices.
- While the new desktop is still a work in progress, it has already seen some improvements since its first unveiling at BUILD 2016. Many of which are focused on improving touch screen support for those using Windows 10 on more mobile hardware like laptops and tablets.
- Microsoft’s Edge web browser will also be seeing many changes with Windows 11 as it nears its release, with the most notable being that it will no longer support plugins like Flash – something that other web browsers have already begun to push for.
- There are also rumours of an ‘app store’ style service that will see users able to download apps specifically for Windows 11 devices, but there aren’t any details on what platforms those apps will be compatible with at this point.
What’s the release date?
If you thought Windows 10 was new, get ready for a shocker – Windows 11 is coming soon!
Windows 10 came out in 2015, but after lots of feedback from customers, Microsoft decided to make some improvements before releasing it later that year. If you’re wondering when you’ll be able to download Windows 11 on your computer or device then we have good news: right now!
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Windows 11 ISO Complete Setup Guide
First, you need to download the latest version of Windows 11, Burn the Windows 11 ISO to DVD or USB Stick
To create your own bootable Windows 11 USB drive or DVD, open up your burning app of choice and insert a blank DVD into your PC’s optical drive if that’s what you’re doing or connect a spare 4GB+ flash drive to your computer. A message will pop up asking how you want to use the disk space on this device – select ‘burn an image. On the next screen choose ‘Windows 10’ from wherever it is in your list of ISOs, then browse through to find the ISO file you downloaded earlier. Once you’ve selected it, click [Burn] at the bottom right to start burning your Windows 11 DVD/USB stick.
When you’re done, remove or unplug your USB drive or DVD and store it somewhere safe for future use. Now that you’ve got your own copy of Windows 11, go ahead and install it! If you run into any problems along the way, be sure to leave a comment below with what happened.
Well there you have it, friends – Windows 11 comes out today so get ready to download it ASAP! By the way, if any of this guide was unclear in any way then feel free to ask me in the comments section below! I will answer as soon as possible 🙂