- Now that Microsoft announced that Windows 11 is a free upgrade, users are more puzzled than ever.
- Everyone is wondering what version of Windows 11 they will be upgraded to, once the rollout begins.
- Most likely, Microsoft will take into consideration current versions when upgrading the operating system.
- Windows 11 is supposed to start rolling out to the public in late 2021, early 2022, although no official release date has been yet specified.
A question that was bound to come up at some point, rather sooner than later, has now been on the minds of every Windows user in the world.
Seeing how Windows 11 is supposed to be a free upgrade, for the users that run the licensed Windows 10 product versions from Microsoft, when the transition happens, will we all be upgraded to versions we have now, such as Pro, Education, or Home?
Will Windows 11 upgrades be version based?
Social media has been absolutely buzzing with lots of users asking the same question. And although the answers aren’t all the same, or very convincing, common sense triumphs in such a discussion.
For example, its not very probable that Microsoft will upgrade a user’s Windows 10 Home to a Windows 11 Pro version. Most likely the company will stick to the version that each user has installed.
Or it could be that Microsoft would want to test the waters with a more general version of Windows 11, which will represent the upgrade for everyone, regardless of current installed versions.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the future has in store for us but, for the moment, the most plausible outcome is that the Redmond company will upgrade the OS’s depending on their versions.
When will Windows 11 be officially released?
There isn’t an official release date yet, but everyone is expecting the upgrades to Windows 11 to begin rolling out to the public late in 2021 and continue into 2022.
In the meantime, we can all make sure our devices are ready for the new OS, as Microsoft already made some pretty specific system requirements public.
Also make sure to think ahead and get your hands on one of the highly coveted TPM 2.0 security chips, if your devices doesn’t already have one.
As you can remember, the price for these chips is already skyrocketing to ridiculous sums, so make sure you have your own when Windows 11 comes out.
We still have almost half a year to prepare for the new Windows experience, and also enough time to become Windows Insiders and give Windows 11 a thorough check up, before the time comes.
The first preview versions for Insiders are coming really soon, according to Microsoft.
What version of Windows 10 are you currently running? Let us know in the comments section below.