Last month, Microsoft announced Windows 11, the next-generation desktop operating system, but it was only available as a developer preview of Windows Insider. Microsoft does not provide an accurate timeline for when Windows 11 will be released to the general public. However, a recent patch note from Intel suggests a release date for Windows 11.
Windows 11 release date set in October
According to the report by Windows latestThe recent release notes for DCH GPU driver 188.8.131.5284 reveal that Microsoft can start deploying Windows 11 to everyone in October, just about three months away. In the release notes, Microsoft calls Windows 11 “October 2021 Update-Version 21H2”.
Now, for those who don’t know, Microsoft labels Windows builds in YYMM format. YY represents the year in a two-digit format and MM represents the planned release month. This is the same for Windows 10 builds (and it is still the case), and so is Windows 11 builds.This is also Confirmed Earlier this month, by Microsoft Program Manager Brandon Leblanc.
According to the report, the Redmond Giants are aiming to release the final version of Windows 11 for the general public sometime in the third or fourth week of October. In addition, the company is preparing to offer Windows 10 version 21H2 with improved quality over the same period. This is for users who are using devices that are not compatible with Windows 11.
The report further claims that Microsoft will provide the next major update to Windows 11 in the second half of 2022 after its global release. This is due to Microsoft’s plan to provide only one feature update later each year.
Now, if you can’t wait for the release of the final build of Windows 11, you can see a tutorial on how to upgrade your device to Windows 11 and whether your device is compatible. However, keep in mind that it can be buggy and unsuitable for everyday activities.