Windows 11 is now available for everyone, over seven months since the rollout began in October 2021. As of yesterday, Windows 11 has been designated for broad deployment, which means any PC that meets the minimum requirements can now acquire the operating system through Windows Update.

Until now, Microsoft has rolled out the option to upgrade to Windows 11 based on the deviceís hardware compatibility. Now anyone can get the update, as long as they still meet those minimum standards.

For everyone still on Windows 10, itís now pretty simple to update to Windows 11. However, you arenít required to update to the new OS ó at least not yet and not anytime soon. Windows 10 will be supported through 2025.

If you do plan to update, though, you will also need to make sure your computer meets the minimum specs for Windows 11. Those requirements are quite a bit more stringent than operating system updates of the past, which include requiring devices to support TPM 2.0 for security purposes.

Overall, the response to Windows 11 has been sharply divided. Many people love the new aesthetic, cleaner interfaces, and quality of life features. However, it is still quite a bit different than Windows 10, and a lot of people simply arenít on board with them. This has led to a considerable drop in adoption rates for the new operating system.

To get the free update for Windows 11, you can find it in the Windows Update window in the Settings app.

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