When Windows 11 was announced in June and moved straight into preview, we reported on an October full launch being the most likely. We know a launch later in the year is guaranteed, while Microsoft has been dropping little hints about an October release. Now, something more official adds legitimacy to those teases.
Windows Latest reports Microsoft published an article in June after the Windows 11 announcement, titled “Now Accepting Windows 11 Version 21H2 Submissions”. What this article says it that Microsoft wants its partners to release compatible drivers for Windows 11 by “September 24”:
“Partners looking to achieve compatibility for systems shipping with Windows 11, version 21H2 Release may factory-install drivers for components that achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 2004 until September 24, 2021.”
As those driver compatibility updates will come before that date, it seems Microsoft is scheduling September 24 as the day is finalizes the Windows 11 preview for launch. We expect to see the platform roll out to all users a couple of weeks after… early October.
It seems like Microsoft has been planning an October launch for Windows 11 for some time. During the launch even in June, a video showing Microsoft Teams had a message that read, “excited to turn it up to 11… can't wait for October!”
Microsoft took the wrapper off Windows 11 during a virtual event in June. During the unveiling, Microsoft focused on highlighting a new design, Widgets, and even the Microsoft Teams Chat app is as much cool feature as productivity tool.
Earlier today, we reported on Microsoft teasing the new Snippet Tool experience for the platform, combining features from Windows 10's Snip & Sketch.
Tip of the day: Do you often experience PC freezes or crashs with Blue Screens of Death (BSOD)? Then you should use Windows Memory Diagnostic to test your computers RAM for any problems that might be caused from damaged memory modules. This is a tool built into Windows 10 which can be launched at startup to run various memory checks.