Microsoft has ultimately rolled out its most awaited operating system Windows 11, to the public. The company also released Office 2021 and a brand-new Windows 11 update to its productivity suite. Here in this article, we are going to tell you how you can download this brand-new Windows 11 update on your PC or laptop.
The company announced Windows 11 back in June, which is now available to download on compatible laptops and computers worldwide. The brand-new Windows 11 update comes with significant modifications to the operating system. These changes are called the major upgrade to Windows since the company rolled out Windows 10 back in 2015.
Microsoft provides the latest design to its users in Windows 11. This new design includes a brand new Start Menu, renewed applications such as Paint, Clock, Microsoft Store, and Calendar. Furthermore, this brand-new Windows 11 update brings enhanced light and dark system themes.
The renewed components are influenced by Microsoft’s Fluent Design and provide the operating system with a fresh coat of paint. Nevertheless, Windows 11 additionally contains performance enhancements and security improvements under the hood and should offer users a safer experience. However, Windows 11 does not have support for running Android applications at release and is going to come at a later date.
Windows 11 update availability
The company is going to be releasing the update on a step-by-step basis to make sure a smooth transition from Windows 10 to the latest update. This indicates that a couple of users are going to get updates to Windows 11 instantly.
On the other hand, the rest of the users could see the update arrive next week, next month, or even next year, as per the reports. For the time being, devices running Windows 11 out of the box should further be accessible starting today if users who have former devices want to move to the brand new version.
Microsoft Office 2021 released.
The company has further released a visual refresh to Office 2021 and Microsoft 365. However, the previous has fond got features found in the Microsoft 365 subscription service such as support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3 utilized by applications including LibreOffice providing enhanced cross-compatibility between the two. Moreover, Microsoft Office 2021 will provide Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Teams in the Home and Student version. However, the Home and Business edition will provide users access to Outlook also, on both Windows and macOS systems.
Here’s how you can update Windows 11
Follow the steps given below to update Windows 11.
- First of all, you will need to check if your PC or laptop is compatible with the brand new Windows 11. To check the compatibility, you will have to download Microsoft’s official PC Health Check app. If you are on an older device, you may not be entitled.
- Then, go to the Settings by pressing the Windows Key + I simultaneously and clicking on Update & Security afterward. There you will need to search for Windows Update (first option on the left side) and after finding that, click the Check for Updates button.
- You must see a message stating the upgrade to Windows 11 is available if your PC is compatible with the brand-new Windows 11 update. Then click on “Download and install” to start downloading and installing process. However, before beginning to download, you should back up all your essential files.