Microsoft skips Windows 11, announces Windows 12 in early 2020

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[EXCLUSIVE] In just a few months’ time, Microsoft will release a new Windows 10 version. Most likely, the new OS version will bear the name of Windows 10 April 2020 Update — provided that Microsoft keeps the current name pattern.

We’re sure that the new OS version will revolutionize the personal computing industry, allowing users to immerse themselves in an impressive never-before-seen 3D environment.

Microsoft is determined to further innovate the tech world and the upcoming OS version is only the beginning. According to sources from inside the company, VR is the next step.

Windows 12 is all about VR

Yes, you’ve read that right! Our sources from the company confirmed that Microsoft is planning to release a new operating system called Windows 12 in early 2020. Indeed, there will be no Windows 11, as the company decided to jump straight to Windows 12.

The reason behind this name is rather a symbolic one. Windows 12 is the bridge between the classic Windows OS and the new innovative OS. It marks the beginning of a new era in personal computing: the VR era.

To be honest, the news that Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 12 will be focusing entirely on VR is not that surprising for us. As a quick reminder, at the beginning of January we sort of predicted that Microsoft could be looking to integrate VR directly into Windows 10. However, we never thought that this would happen so fast.

It is worth mentioning that Microsoft will provide a free VR headset to each and every user who upgrades to Windows 12. HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, Dell will build VR headsets for Microsoft. The Redmond giant wants to make VR available and affordable for the general public.

To conclude this surprising piece of news, we remind you that today is April Fools’ Day. Microsoft is indeed trying to make VR accessible and affordable to the general public, but we have no clue as to what features Windows 12 will bring — and if there will be a Windows 12 OS.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April Fool’s Day. As you probably noticed, this article is an April Fool’s Day prank. We hope you enjoyed the joke.

We also noticed that some of you got upset after reading this article. Keep in mind that it’s only a joke and should be taken as such.

If you’ve got any suggestions on what jokes and pranks we should play on our readers for the next April Fool’s Day, feel free to comment below.

  • Microsoft please listen … what we don’t need is another version of an Operating System! Since the inception of Microsoft’s first Disk Operating System and the multitude of companies making a DOS version (MS-DOS, PC-DOS, IBM-DOS, Free-DOS 1.0, 3.0, 3.1, 5.0 etc., and the countless version of Windows Home, Pro, Ultimate and Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, XP, Vista, 7 and 10 and I’ve used them all), having another OS version is an April Fools Joke despite the date! Microsoft is a monolithic company because new computer sales are preloaded with the latest OS. People typically migrated to a new OS because newer software was not compatible with older OSes. But recently Windows 7 has been performing fine in PCs and with software; Hence, users became accustomed to Windows 7 they stuck with Windows 7. Most actually prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8, 8.1 or 10. In fact, if users of PCs were given a choice between 7 and 8 or 10, I am certain they would choose Windows 7 over 8 or 10. I also believe that history of use supports this pesky little fact.

  • In the meantime can someone create a registry hack from Windows Embedded POSReady 7 so windows 7 can have security updates until 2021?

    If they did it for XP with a hack why not do it for 7?

  • Take this Windows 12 thing off. It’s a very silly childish destructive joke for this page. People build long on good reputation and jokes like these destroy it in seconds. Think before you ink.

    • Hello! The publication date of the article is 1st April, a.k.a. International Fools Day. We find normal to make a joke once in a year as we are working hard and we deserve it. If you do not like it, you don’t have to read it as we have awesome articles about real things on our site. Enjoy them!

      Cheers

  • Seriously, Windows 12 is Microsoft is throwing together at the last moment. Windows XP was the best for almost 11 YRS. instead of finding ways to improve what is already out. With VR this means 60% – 85% of computer systems will oversized paper weights

  • This article is a April Fool’s prank indeed.

    But, that doesn’t mean Microsoft will skip Windows 11 and go straight to Windows 12. Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, there will never be a Windows 11 or 12.

    Further, Microsoft will not make another OS after Windows 10. End of the page.

  • This article has sucked, however, this is a April 1st, 2017 article

    But, that doesn’t mean Microsoft will skip Windows 11 and go straight to Windows 12. Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, there will never be a Windows 11 or 12.

    Further, Microsoft will not make another OS after Windows 10. End of the page.

    • This article is a April Fool’s prank though.

      But, that doesn’t mean Microsoft will skip Windows 11 and go straight to Windows 12.
      Windows 12 doesn’t exist. Windows 10 is the last version of Windows.

      Therefore, Microsoft will not make a new OS after Windows 10. End of the page.

  • if windows 12 is entirely focused on vr? , what about business and homes that have no interest in VR, does that mean stick with 10?

  • First – read the last paragraph. D´oh!!!!
    Secondly, after the Windows 10 fiasco, we all know the next version will look and feel like a Fisher-Price toy, have the usability of tricycle, and will have one hand in our wallets, the other down our pants…
    VR is available on phones, headsets are cheap. MS shot itself well and truly with their latest childrens spyware. They handed the market to others on a silver platter.
    So long, it was fun.

    • Well, there isn’t actually *going* to be a ‘next version’ — Windows 10 is a rolling release now