Windows 11 launches on October 5

August 31, 2021
Windows 11 release date

Microsoft has announced the official Windows 11 release date.

It will be October 5th, 2021

The announcement was delivered via the Windows Blog today, stating that this is when the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs.

It’s not going to be an instant thing, however, as Microsoft’s phased rollout means that it is only expecting “all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.”

This October 5 date is also when new PCs will start being sold which come pre-loaded with Microsoft’s brand new OS. Calling this “the first version of a new ear of Windows” the company has also detailed 11 highlights for the new operating system.

The main point for us PC gamers is Microsoft’s assertion that “Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming.” It might be a rather hyperbolic statement given that there are only really three things Windows 11 brings for gamers on top of Window 10: AutoHDR, DirectStorage, and heavy integration of Games Pass.

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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