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Windows 11 will be released on 5 October 2021

Microsoft has announced the official release date for Windows 11 on its blog: It will be distributed from October 5, 2021. However, the integration of Amazon's Android apps is still missing. This feature is supposed to be delivered later.

At the beginning, Windows 11 will only be available for new computers or for devices that meet the rather hard system requirements. Older hardware will follow bit by bit later.

back-to-topWindows 11 Highlights

  • No more tiles, a new design with a centered start menu and new icons. See also Windows 11: Set the Start menu back to the left
  • The widgets are back, small personalizable windows that can display news, weather report, stock quotes or the like
  • Microsoft Teams chat will be tightly integrated into Windows 11
  • The Microsoft Store has been revised to accept all types of programs for Windows (Universal Windows Platform (UWP) , Win32, .NET, Java or Atom applications)
  • Android apps run via emulation and can be downloaded via the Microsoft Store (you use the Amazon Fire app catalog for this) - will be added later
  • Future updates should be up to 40% smaller
  • Wireless Connect allows movies to be played on Smart TVs
  • Multiple desktops including snap layouts and snap groups to better organize windows
  • DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR, Xbox Game Pass for better game support.

See also: Microsoft announces Windows 11 with new Start menu

back-to-topWindows Insider: Test Windows 11 already now

If you want to try out Windows 11 right now, you can do so via the Windows Insider Program of Windows 10: To do so, go to "Windows Insider Program" in the system settings under "Update and Backup" and follow the instructions.

back-to-topSystem requirements

You should definitely check the Windows 11 requirements before installing. Only very few computers before 2018 support TPM 2.0 and Secureboot.

back-to-topMinimum requirements

Laut CPU Kompatibilitätslisten braucht Windows 11 mindestens eine Intel CPU der 8 Generation (Celeron, Pentium, i3,5,7 8xxx) oder einen Ryzen (-Threadripper) von AMD ab der 2 Generation (2xxxx).

  • 1 GHz 64-bit processor with min 2 cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB storage
  • UEFI: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • UEFI: Secureboot
  • DirectX 12 compatible graphics card (WDDM 2.0 driver)

Here is the blog entry from Microsoft:

Here is the latest Windows 11 "The Best Windows Ever for Gaming" trailer from Microsoft.

Here is the latest "Windows 11 first look" trailer from Microsoft:

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Printed on: March 23, 2023 at 20:03 o'clock