Windows 11 hasn’t rolled out yet. But it has resulted in many confusions when it comes to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) requirements. At least, the company has mentioned when the next OS launches to the new PCs i.e. during the 4th quarter of the year. But Windows 11 upgrade will not be available for Windows 10 users until next year. However, they can always go for manual methods.
The whole TPM issue is a kind of skit. Initially, Microsoft said that Windows 11 would be compatible with the machines having TPM 2.0. Later, it was decided that TPM 1.2 was a requirement and TPM 2.0 was only recommended. Then again, the company changed TPM 2.0 back to a requirement. Now it is being said that some “special-purpose commercial systems, custom order, and customer systems with a custom image” with Windows 11 will work without TPM enabled.
Well, those with a PC between 1-3 years old won’t see any trouble with the TPM requirement if it’s enabled in your UEFI settings. Microsoft’s Health Check can be downloaded to make sure that your machine will be compatible with the OS.
According to Microsoft, Windows 11 was coming late in 2021, as expected in October that was applicable only to new machines. Moreover, users downloaded it manually using an installation file (ISO) or installer, but the automated rollout to Windows 10 devices via Windows Update will not be made until next year.
— Windows (@Windows) June 24, 2021
Replying to an inquiry about the release date, the official Windows Twitter account states that the Windows 11 rollout to Windows 10 devices already in use today will be possible in 2022. Few Windows 10 devices may have to wait almost 12 months as the lurched release means the rollout will continue throughout the first half of 2022.
This staggered rollout resembles large Windows updates, as these are delivered first to devices where it is less likely to have issues, restricting the update from installing on devices with recognizable issues and incompatibilities.
Those intending to upgrade immediately will always have the manual method of downloading an official ISO or installer file upgrading Windows 10 copy for free on day one. Also, those registered for the Windows Insider program can grab the upcoming beta, with some builds working on PCs that do not fit Windows 11’s minimum criteria. The first Windows 11 Insider build is slated for release by the end of this week.