Windows 11 will be a free upgrade

Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 today. Microsoft committed that it will be a free upgrade to Windows 10 users. Similar to how Windows 10 was free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, this new Windows 11 upgrade will be free for existing Windows 10 users.

All you need is a PC with minimum requirements for Windows 11, which is a minimum of 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and a 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC). The update will be primarily available to Windows Insider members thereafter to every user later this year. The update will be delivered through Windows Update, just like all the previous updates in Windows 10.

Windows 11 is going to redefine Windows U.I. completely. The fresh start menu, rounded corners, multitasking, and support for Android apps is barely a scratch at the surface.

Well, it wasn’t being expected of Microsoft to charge the users for this upgrade, considering the company makes most of its Windows revenue through commercial and OEM licenses, Windows 7 and 8 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 License Key before they can upgrade to Windows 11.

While Microsoft hasn’t shared an exact release date, the company says “Windows 11 will be available through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs beginning this holiday.”