In confusing communications about Windows 11 release date for Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft has now revealed that existing Windows 10 PCs will get the update starting 2022. This has been confirmed by the official Windows social media account in reply to an user query.
Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.
— Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021
This statement is about the Windows 11 public release and Windows 11 insider releases may be available as early as next week. But, in its official blog post introducing Windows 11, Microsoft claimed “The free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022”.
Windows 11 will be available through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs beginning this holiday. To check if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, visit Windows.com to download the PC Health Check app. We’re also working with our retail partners to make sure Windows 10 PCs you buy today are ready for the upgrade to Windows 11. The free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022. And next week, we’ll begin to share an early build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program – this is a passionate community of Windows fans whose feedback is important to us.
Microsoft should clear the confusion about the actual release schedule of Windows 11 for eligible Windows 10 PCs.