On Thursday night, Microsoft spoke and confirmed that Windows 10 is followed by Windows 11, despite previous promises that the former through regular feature updates would be a final stop. With Windows 11, a consistent theme is greater opportunities to adapt to your own liking and taste, where a visual transition to transparency and rounded corners is a part.
PCs running Windows 10 will continue to receive regular security updates until support ends – which is 2025 at the earliest.
At the presentation, Microsoft did not mention any details about Windows 10 and the future of the operating system, but it is clear that those computers that do not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11, will continue to receive updates to the older version. In small print, Microsoft certifies that the retirement date found on the web earlier in June is correct, but the company will not close the door for support after 2025. However, it should be added that it is only about security updates.
► Read the article about the big news in Windows 11
Ensured feature updates for Windows 11, Microsoft chooses to deviate from two releases per year, in favor of a larger variant annually. With the versions Home and all Proeditions are supported for 24 months, while Education and Enterprise extends this to 36 months.
Guide TPM in the forum
With the new operating system, Microsoft also promises that the updates are 40 percent smaller, but also that security takes a step forward. With this comes the requirement that the computer has one Trusted Platform Module 2.0device (TPM 2.0), something that baffled users in the bulky comment thread connected to the unveiling. Whether the computer meets the system requirements can be checked with the Computer Health Check tool, which responds with an error message that, for example, does not indicate a missing TPM circuit.
► Check out the forum thread about TPM and Windows 11
Safety circuit TPM is a component that is responsible for cryptographic operations and these are available for purchase as stand-alone units, but it is not uncommon for there to be built-in equivalents – possibly in a disabled version. In the forum, members guide around how manuals and BIOS / UEFI can be combed to find answers to whether it is possible to kick start Windows 11, which can be tested by members in the near future Insider Program.
Low minimum requirements but necessary internet connection
For Christmas shopping, the roll-out of the operating system begins on a broad front, as a free update for Windows 10 users who meet the minimum requirements. In addition to the hardware, it is specified that HomeThe version of Windows 11 requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft account to complete the installation. For those who do not have a Windows 10-equipped computer, keys will be available next year.
Are you going to install Windows 11 as soon as possible, or are you waiting the longest?
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