Your new Surface Device can operate on Windows 10 or Windows 11

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  • The Surface devices announced yesterday will start shipping after the Windows 11 release.
  • Commercial users will make a choice to operate either Windows 10 or Windows 11.
  • Windows 10 is supported until 2025.

Well, if you enjoyed the new flagship Surface devices announced yesterday during the Surface event, you are going to enjoy this news even more. It seems that commercial users who purchase the Surface devices can make a choice between running Windows 10 or Windows 11 on these devices.

The choice on OS was explained in detail on a page that boils down to making it easier for IT admins.

Make work easier

The ability of users to get the OS version they need is much easier than having IT admins compile driver packs, re-image the devices and then distribute them. It will be a long, cumbersome task hence the decision to run on either.

The simplified process involves the delivery of pre-configured and shrink-wrapped devices with firmware and drivers built for your chosen OS. Customers have the ability to navigate to the Surface Recovery Image Download page and download bare metal recovery and .msi files.

Waiting for Windows 11

Apart from Microsoft, PC manufacturers are waiting to launch new devices running Windows 11, so it is basically a wait-and-see approach. There is, however, no need to rush if you are yet to make up your mind. You can choose to stay a little longer on Windows 10 since it is still available and will be until 2025.

The online listings for the Surface devices are available, and users can preorder, but they will be officially available after the Windows 11 release. 

Are you the type to upgrade to Windows 11 on a new device, or will you be sticking to Windows 10? Share your thought process in the comment section below.