Windows 11 available from 5 October

But you mightn't get it right on day one.

Windows 11 will become available from 5 October, a free update to those with eligible Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft has today confirmed.

The new operating system will “begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs” from that date alongside new PC “that come pre-loaded with Windows 11,” according to Microsoft.

There’s a lot coming in the new OS — gamers can expect new features like Auto HDR, an intregated Xbox Game Pass and faster loading speeds thanks to a technology pioneered for Xbox Series consoles. The Microsoft Store will also be revamped, offering a new style alongside different payment management systems for vendors. Finally, the OS will provide access to integrated Android apps through the Amazon Appstore.

You can check to see if your PC is eligible for the free Windows 11 upgrade by accessing Windows Update on your PC.

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