Microsoft has announced that it will roll out its flagship Windows 11 operating System or OS from October 5.
The software giant said in a blog post: “On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs.”
It also said that computers that come preloaded with Windows 11 would start to become available for purchase from that day.
The free upgrade would be “phased and measured with a focus on quality,” said Microsoft.
It explained that new eligible devices would be offered the upgrade first.
“The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device, and other factors that impact the upgrade experience,” it added.
All eligible devices are expected to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.
As for which devices are eligible for the upgrade, Microsoft said people’s Windows 10 devices would alert them to that fact.
It said: “You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates.”
Not all Windows 10 computers may receive the update, and one reason for that could be the list of specifications that Microsoft has determined for Windows 11.
The full list of specifications is available on Microsoft’s own website.