Everything you need to know about Windows 11

Windows 11 is now official, with a new look and more after being unveiled at Microsoft's big event on June 24.

While an early build had leaked before this, potentially spoiling the new look and the new name, we finally got to see all of this in an official capacity, with the Insider Build being released soon after.

There's still some confusion as to the system requirements of what Windows 11 needs for your PC, mainly due to a component called TPM, but it looks as though Microsoft are looking into this.

There has also been a big focus on the new Microsoft Store, with relaxed allowances alongside the Amazon App Store coming to it as well, so you can download TikTok if you wish.

Lets cut to the chase

· What is it? Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10

· When is it out? Likely late October

· How much does it cost? Free

· Windows 11 release date

Microsoft says Windows 11 will be out the end of 2021 – so likely sometime between late November and Christmas.

There is also going to be a yearly update of the new operating system, similar to Apple's efforts with macOS.

While Microsoft released a tool that allowed you to see if your desktop PC or laptop will be able to run Windows 11, it was confirmed to be buggy, giving erroneous results for machines that would have no problem in running the update.

However, another tool has been released which gives you much clearer detail for how eligible for PC is.

It looks as though Microsoft are hinting at a release for Windows 11 in October. Countless screenshots have the date of October 20, alongside messages that state how many are looking forward to "turning it up to 11 in October!"

Having installed Windows 11 on one of our machines, we at Designatek are really excited to see how the new operating system grows from here.

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