Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 11 in India. The latest software is available as a free upgrade on qualifying Windows 10 PCs and new PCs preinstalled with Windows 11.
The company announced that “new preinstalled Windows 11 devices have started rolling out from partners like Asus, HP and Lenovo, and more will soon be available from partners like Acer and Dell.”
Microsoft says new Windows 11 users will be shown and will need to agree to the Microsoft software license terms after selecting “Download and Install” before the download begins.
How to get Windows 11 on Windows 10 devices
If your PC is running Windows 10, you can check if your device is eligible for the upgrade using the PC Health Check app. This will basically check if your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. You can then check if the Windows 11 upgrade is ready for your specific device by opening Windows Update settings.
Just head to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and click “Check for updates”. If your device is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the download and install option will be visible to you. If you’re ready to install Windows 11, you can just select Download and Install.
Windows 11 features
The latest Windows 11 software update brings a new user interface as well as performance improvements. We will also see a brand new Windows Store. It offers a new taskbar and a start button aligned in the center. Microsoft has removed Live Tiles that have existed in one form or another since Windows 8. You will now see a grid of icons that can be rearranged and pinned to the new Start menu.
There are rounded corners, as well as widgets that include things like your calendar, weather, sports ranking. The new operating system also brings an improved system tray with a new user interface for notifications and quick actions. Additionally, Microsoft says the new update will give users faster and more efficient performance with 40% smaller updates running in the background. You can read more about the changes here.
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