Windows 11 is rolling out and is available on NEW PC’s.
The free upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 is scheduled to be phased and measured with a focus on quality. By doing this Microsoft makes sure of hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience. It is expected that eligible devices will be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.
Windows 11 is packed with innovation. The new operating system features a new user interface (UI) design that has been built for simplicity and ease of use.
Users will find new built-in features:
* Windows Store has been rebuilt from the ground up. It has a new fluid UI and a change in some of the policies that determine what type of apps are permitted into the storefront.
* Microsoft Teams is built into Windows 11.
* Windows 11 will be compatible with many Android Apps.
* Xbox app will also be built into Windows 11. Game Pass subscribers will be able to download from a catalog of games that the service offers, and will be able to stream titles using Xbox cloud gaming. Cross-play between consoles and PCs will also be available.
* Digital pen allows for creative and personal touches. This assists users in writing and drawing naturally in order to annotate a PDF, website, image, and more.
* Voice typing makes the keyboard optional, allowing work to be transcribed into text easily.
* Intuitive touch gestures enable fluid workflows. No mouse is necessary. The use of multi-finger gestures will enable quicker navigation.
* Feature Updates will arrive only once a year, as opposed to twice a year for Windows 10.
For more information on these features and others see: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/06/24/introducing-windows-11/
According to Lenovo Support:
* Windows 11 runs all the same apps as Windows 10
* The default browser is Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not available anymore
* if you have purchased a system with Windows 11 Pro, you can downgrade Windows 11 Pro to Windows 10 Pro (Windows 11 Home is not eligible for such a downgrade)
*If you have purchased a new system which comes with Windows 11 preloaded, for the first time setup, its necessary to have an active internet connection. Also keep in mind that the system will require you to download the latest Windows 11 updates before the initial setup is finished.
*Gaming performance in Windows 11 is about the same as in Windows 10, however, you might see a slight performance drop when it comes to games with older engines due to how the GPU feeds information to the CPU on the new Windows 11 operating system. One of the examples is the popular FPS game CS:GO
– Lenovo Windows 11 Support Center:
Windows Update will provide an indication if and when a PC is eligible for the upgrade. Users can check their PC’s eligibility by going to Settings/Windows Update.
* After upgrading if you may need to check you system’s drivers and downloads page at Lenovo Support to be sure you have the latest drivers.
You can also use the updated PC Health Check app to see if your PC can run Windows 11.
For more information please see: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11
Lenovo Windows 11 Support Center: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht512575
Lenovo’s Knowledge Base and Guides: Windows 11 – Lenovo Support US
Check your OEM to see if your device is supported by them. Here is Lenovo’s List of Supported Devices: If your device is not listed check back later to see if there have been updates. https://support.lenovo.com/solutions/ht512623-lenovo-devices-supported-for-windows-11