Windows 11 is projected to become available for production devices this upcoming October, and Microsoft has confirmed that simply like in the situation of Windows 10 feature updates, the rollout would take place in stages to computers all over the world.
It is because this release in waves allows Microsoft to find possible bugs early and then prevent them from hitting a larger number of devices, therefore being able to set upgrade blocks and suspend the rollout for specific configurations.
Microsoft says this method is inspired through the one it used for Windows 10, so devices with the lowest likelihood of bugs are also the first ones to get the new operating-system.
“The free upgrade to Windows 11 starts on October 5 and will be phased and measured with a focus on quality. Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, you want to make sure we’re providing you with the perfect experience. Which means new eligible devices is going to be offered the upgrade first,” the company said now.
Rollout to accomplish by the summer of 2022
Microsoft says the rollout would advance gradually to more devices as it collects reliability feedback, with all of computers eligible for the free upgrade to get Windows 11 through the summer of 2021.
“The upgrade will then roll out over time to in-market devices based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, chronilogical age of device and additional factors that change up the upgrade experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022. For those who have a Windows 10 PC that’s entitled to the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available. You may also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for the device by going to Settings > Windows Update and choose Look for updates,” it says.
Quite simply, by this time next year, all eligible devices should already be on Windows 11 using Windows Update for automatic upgrades.