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Windows 11 RTM release date: Intel's support document may have leaked it

A support document from document from Intel suggests that Windows 11 may be see rollout to manufacturers around this time.

July 20, 2021 / 02:30 PM IST
A support document from document from Intel suggests that Windows 11 may be see rollout to manufacturers in October of this year

A support document from document from Intel suggests that Windows 11 may be see rollout to manufacturers in October of this year


Microsoft has already confirmed that they will updating the devices running Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free. The catch is it is not going to happen this year, Microsoft will rollout the update slowly through the first half of 2022.

That being said, new devices running Windows 11 are still expected to release this year. A support document by Intel (found by notebookcheck.net) has now led to fresh speculation that Windows will be rolled out to manufacturers in October.

Intel's support document suggests a RTM release date of October for Windows 11 Intel's support document suggests a RTM release date of October for Windows 11

Currently Windows 11 is available as part of the insider program and recently, the third build of the preview was rolled out to insiders. The builds do contain a lot of known bugs and issues but the operating system itself feels pretty stable already.

If you are interested in trying out the Insider Build of Windows for yourself, then here is what you need to do.

  1. On a Windows 10 PC, head to settings, then Update and Security and look for Windows Insider Program at the bottom.

  2. Sign into your Microsoft account and click on Start Flighting.

  3. You will then be shown a privacy statement that you will need to accept by pressing Submit.

  4. Now select Dev Channel from the Insider Settings and you should be able to download Windows 11 preview builds.

One thing you must know is that currently Windows 11 has very strict requirements when it comes to supporting hardware.

For example - the first generation of AMD's Ryzen Processors are not supported and support starts from 8th Generation or newer models of Intel Processors. Windows 11 also needs a TPM 2.0 compatible motherboard.

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first published: Jul 20, 2021 02:30 pm

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