The launch of Windows 11 Oct. 5: The PCs that get it first are here

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Widgets are coming in Windows 11.
Screenshot: Microsoft – The list of “new elegible devices” that will be in front of the Windows 11 line has been issued by Microsoft.

We’re closer to a launch date for Windows 11: The next generation of its PC system, Microsoft has said, will start trickling out as a free update starting in Oct. 5.

The Windows 11 rollout is amazing so you may not be able to update on day one. Windows Marketing Chief Aaron Woodman noted in a blog post that the launch date was announced, “new eligible devices will be provided update first.”

Their appliances include: Acer Swift 5, Acer Swift X, Asus Zenbook Flip 13 OLED, Asus Zenbook 14, Alienware X15, Alienware X17, Dell XPS 13, the Samsung Gallaxy Book Pro 360, Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 4 and Asus Zenbook 13 OLED.

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Windows 11 will continue to roll out to eligible devices in the mid-2022, and Woodman noted that when determining which devices are a priority during rollout, Microsoft takes into account the “hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, device age etc.” The Windows Update will pop up to warn you about installing your PC and you can also check for updates to see whether your PC is ready by clicking Settings or Windows Update, and then check for updates. Microsoft is getting readily available to all PC users to assess Windows 11 eligibility on a new PC Health Check app, presently available to Windows Insiders.

In June, Microsoft introduced a beta for Windows 11 for its Windows Insiders. This summer the beta caused some confusion, and while Microsoft has since clarified these needs—and has provided a solution for PCs that don’t meet the minimum standards—this looks as if technically unsupported machines won’t receive Windows 11 updates or possibly even security patches. This will cause some of the problems.

Given that Microsoft offered a list of Windows 11-ready PCs on its release day (and detailed description of the outstanding features of each machine), it appears rather evident the corporation wants you to buy a new laptop from one of its hardware partners.

But if you are not willing to purchase a new computer and your current PC is able, if you are using a feature that Microsoft discontinues, or software from a non-representative party, which has not been optimized to the upgraded operating system you could still wish to stop updating. Microsoft claimed that Windows 10 will run until the 14th October 2025, so you’ll have four years to prepare for the inevitable.