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Microsoft: Windows 11 to release on October 5 for free to eligible PCs

The tech giant also announced the new changes that will come with the Windows 11 update.

Microsoft: Windows 11 to release on October 5 for free to eligible PCs
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Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing Windows 11 on October 5 for free to eligible PCs. The tech giant also announced the new changes that will come with the Windows 11 update.

Windows 11 is currently in beta and available to only those who are a part of the Windows Insider program. Microsoft says eligible devices will get the update first. After that, the update will then roll-out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device, and other factors that impact the upgrade experience.

According to Microsoft, it expects all eligible devices will be offered the update by mid-2022.

At the same time, Microsoft has warned that it would withhold Windows 11 updates and even security patches from users who instal an ISO file to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, The Verge reported.

The tech giant had previously said it would not block millions of users with older CPUs from installing Windows 11, and had suggested downloading and manually installing the ISO file.

The update will also only come to eligible users. You can check for your device's update to Windows 11 post-October 5 by heading to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates.

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