Microsoft’s Windows 11 now available in India

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Windows will notify users of the update if they have a Windows 10 PC that is eligible for the upgrade.

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Windows 11 will begin to be available through a free upgrade to qualified Windows 10 PCs and new PCs already installed with Windows 11 in India.

Newly pre-installed Windows 11 devices are starting to roll out from partners including ASUS, HP and Lenovo and more will soon come from partners like Acer and Dell.

Windows will notify users of the update if they have a Windows 10 PC that is eligible for the upgrade. TThey can additionally check if Windows 11 is yare for their contrivance by going to Settings > Windows Update and culling 'Check for Updates'.

New eligible devices will be offered an upgrade first. Soon through the PC Health Check app, users can see if their current PC is eligible to be upgraded. Appropriate devices must meet certain hardware requirements.

It includes a 64-bit 1GHz processor or faster, at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The device will also need DirectX 12 compatible graphics and support for TPM 2.0.

"Over time, we will make Windows 11 available for subsisting (in-market) contrivances predicated on hardware eligibility, reliability metrics and other factors affecting the upgrade experience," Microsoft verbally expressed in a blog post. "We expect all eligible contrivances to be upgraded to Windows 11 for free by mid-2022."

The tech immensely colossal first unveiled the operating system in June this year.Windows 11 focuses more on gaming and multi-tasking with changes in the Microsoft Store, focusing on creators and developers.

The latest rollout includes some of the notable features of Windows 11, including a new and updated UI that puts the Start menu at the center, updated taskbars, Microsoft team chats, overhaul Microsoft Store, Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and other desktops.

It also focuses on PC gaming experiences that bring tech improvements from its Xbox console to the OS, including Auto HDR and direct storage. It will withal give users access to the Xbox app to play great games with Xbox Game Pass.

DirectX 12 Ultimate can enable better, immersive graphics at a lower frame rate. It withal brings more expeditious load times and direct storage for more detailed game worlds. For accessibility, it provides supportive technologies such as narrator, magnifier, closed settings and Windows speech recognition to support users.

October 4, 2021 withal marks the commencement of a 24-month life cycle for the Home and Pro versions of Windows 11. Starting today, organizations can withal start peregrinating to Windows 11 on a potent PC and through the cloud with Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.

Customers who are using a PC that does not qualify for the upgrade, and who are not ready to transition to a new device, can continue to use Windows 10. Announced that the next feature update of Windows 10 is coming later this year.

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