Earlier today, Microsoft officially announced the launch of Windows 11, and the company is committing to making it a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Similarly to how Windows 10 users were able to upgrade for free to version 11, existing Windows 10 users will be able to upgrade for free to version 11.
Windows 11 is available for free from Microsoft
All you need is a computer that meets Windows 11‘s minimum hardware requirements, which now include a 64-bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. In much the same way that Windows 10 updates have been delivered, Windows 11 updates will be made available through Windows Update.
Microsoft plans to make improvements to the Start menu, improve performance, and enhance multitasking with Windows 11. Even Android apps are available through Amazon’s Appstore.
Considering Microsoft makes most of its revenue from commercial and OEM licenses, we were not expecting Microsoft to charge for Windows 11. Windows 10 users need not worry about paying for Windows 11 since the next version is free.
Microsoft has not announced a specific release date, but the company says “Windows 11 will be available for free as a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs starting this holiday season.”