Windows 11: no free update until 2022 for Windows 10 users

Windows 11 will likely arrive a little later than expected on current Windows 10 machines. The firm announced in a tweet on Saturday June 26 that the deployment would take place several months after the official launch of the consumer version.

You have Windows 10 and can't wait to test the stable version of Windows 11 ? You may find the time long. Indeed, the stable version of Windows 11 is expected in the coming months before the end of 2021, but according to a tweet from Microsoft, current Windows 10 users will have to wait longer to benefit from a free update.

The wait will likely last until the end of the first half of 2022, which may seem like an eternity to some. However, we note that Microsoft does not give a precise release date for the moment - a point that is necessarily important to assess the actual deployment schedule that users will see.

Microsoft will offer free update to Windows 11 months after its official release

Asked by a tweeter who asked him the precise release date of Windows 11, Microsoft explains in fact: “Windows 11 should be released a little later in 2021 and will be delivered over a period of several months. Rollout of the update for existing Windows 10 devices will begin as early as 2022 until the end of the first half of the year ”.

Two pieces of information therefore seem to be able to be taken from this tweet. First of all, not all new PCs will necessarily come immediately with Windows 11, since it seems that the deployment to OEMs will be over several months. The other info is that we will quickly find ourselves in a strange situation.

Indeed, current Windows 10 users will be entitled to a free update - since Microsoft confirms it for the umpteenth time. But presumably there will be a floating period during which Windows 11 will be commercially available, without current Windows 10 users being entitled to a free update.

Also read: How to install Windows 11 if you do not pass the minimum requirements?

Thus, it is likely, according to the words of Microsoft, that the most impatient will have to buy a copy of Windows 11 to take advantage of the new version of the operating system as soon as it becomes available.

Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.

— Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021

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