Microsoft is now starting to deploy the final version of Windows 11. If the general release is maintained on October 5, it is possible, under certain conditions, to recover the OS now.
Officially, Windows 11 will be available on October 5, 2021. Microsoft announced the date on Twitter at the end of August, two months after presenting it at a conference. In about ten days, therefore, those in a hurry among you will be able to get their hands on this new operating system, provided you have a compatible PC.
It turns out, however, that Windows deployment has already started, albeit on a very modest scale. As noted by The Verge, the “final” version of the OS has been available since September 24 in advance, to members of the Windows Insider program (anyone can register, but it is more for Seasoned testers accustomed to handling unstable and bugged bones.
The general release is set for October 5
The version of Windows 11 that has just been deployed on the Windows Insider program is the one that must be offered to everyone from October 5, except for a twist. It is also available in an ISO file to install it from removable media or on another computer station. Again, you have to be a member of the program. After the 5th, the restriction will be lifted.
The installation of Windows 11 requires the following minimum configuration: a 64-bit dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage space, a screen with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, a graphics card that supports DirectX 12 and, finally, TPM 1.2 and secure boot. In August, Microsoft supported more processors.
In the days and weeks following its release, Windows 11 will receive fixes and additional features. Despite years of development and months of testing, Microsoft knows that last-minute adjustments will be needed. In addition, the company was unable to prepare everything for D-Day. Thus, the availability of Android applications is not expected until 2022.