It may have snuck up on you but the latest and greatest version of Windows was quietly released in Australia on 5th October 2021.
Microsoft’s new OS can be installed right now, but there are some things you need to know.
What is New ??
There are several new features within Windows 11 and some of these include;
- A new start menu in the center of the screen
- Powerful multi windows and multi monitor support
- Faster updates, And one big update annually
- A new store with desktop apps
- Android app support comes to Windows 11
- Widgets and Teams on the taskbar
- PC Gaming Improvements
Should I Upgrade
There aren’t many reasons to install on day one, but there are a lot of reasons to wait.
Windows 11 looks nice, but that’s not enough reason to upgrade on day one, either. After more than a week using Windows 11 day-to-day, I wouldn’t recommend anyone install it today. Almost none of Windows 11’s promised big features are actually included right now, and no matter how promising a new version of Windows is, some launch day issues are inevitable.
Right now Windows 11 is good, and it’ll be even better when its first meaty update arrives in a few months. But on day one, this makeover isn’t worth the potential hassle.
When should the average person install Windows 11?
- Microsoft clarifies (or walks back) its draconian system requirements so that every Windows 11 user receives the same updates. If you have a very new PC this won’t matter for you, but you should still hold out for.
- The first big Windows 11 update. If Microsoft follows a similar cadence as it did with Windows 10, Windows 11’s first big update will likely come next year.
Windows 11’s launch has seemed unnecessarily rushed, given the continuing confusion over its system requirements, so a few more months of development on its first big update will likely deliver the OS as it should have launched.
How do I Upgrade ?
So you got through all the warnings and reasons you should wait and you want to go ahead and install Windows 11 anyway. I accept your decision—you are a bold, fearless PC gamer and I won’t hold you back.
Instead of just being gung-ho and overwriting your Windows 10 installation today, check out our guide on how to install Windows 11.
Do I need a Windows 11 key?
Not if you’re upgrading from Windows 10—that’s free.
If you’re installing fresh, you can also choose to install Windows 11 without a key and later register it to your Microsoft account, which will automatically pull in your Windows 10 credentials. Easy.
Or you could even try out Windows 11 without activating it for a while, if you don’t mind the watermark and not being able to personalize the look and feel. If you do go ahead and install, enjoy being on the cutting edge—we’ll have a lot more to say about Windows 11 as we dig deeper into the operating system.