Microsoft is getting ready to sign off Windows 11, with some sources claiming the whole thing is projected to happen as soon as mid-September.
Once finalized, Windows 11 will be further polished with additional cumulative updates, though only more subtle changes would be made, as the purpose at that point will be to prepare the operating system for the public launch to production devices.
Windows 11 is then supposed to go live for the first waves of computers in October, with the free upgrade rollout to continue into 2022.
But not everybody will get Windows 11, as Microsoft has updated the system requirements, making it impossible for some older devices, though not as old as you’d be tempted to believe, to run the new operating system.
New Windows 10 feature update coming
However, even if you can’t install Windows 11 or you just want to stick with Windows 10 for the time being, Microsoft says nothing changes as far as the support for the current OS version is concerned. In other words, Windows 10 will still be supported until 2025, according to the existing schedule.
“For those who are using a PC that won’t upgrade, and who aren’t ready to transition to a new device, Windows 10 is the right choice. We will support Windows 10 through October 14, 2025 and we recently announced that the next feature update to Windows 10 is coming later this year. Whatever you decide, we are committed to supporting you and offering choice in your computing journey,” Microsoft explains.
Windows 10 is also projected to get a new feature update in the fall as version 21H2. However, this new feature update will also recommend the switch to Windows 11 if your PC supports it, as discovered recently.