Microsoft has announced to make Windows 11 broadly available for eligible PCs advancing the pace of the rollout. In doing so, it has entered the final phase of Windows 11 availability ahead of their initial plan of mid-2022.
Microsoft has claimed 200% faster Windows 11 upgrade rate compared to Windows 10 as the reason behind this advancement of Windows 11 roll-out. In a post dated January 26 at the official Windows 11 page, Microsoft has requested owners of an eligible Windows 10 PC to check for Windows 11 update availability. The eligible PC needs to be on Windows 10 version 2004 or later for upgrading directly to Windows 11.
Current status as of January 26, 2022 (PT)The upgrade offer to Windows 11 is entering its final phase of availability and is designated for broad deployment for eligible devices*. Since the launch of Windows 11 in October, we have seen strong demand and preference for Windows 11 with people upgrading their eligible PCs at twice the rate we saw for Windows 10. Based on this trend, we are advancing the pace of the rollout faster than we originally announced and entering the final phase of availability for Windows 11 ahead of our initial plan of mid-2022.If you are using Windows 10, you can determine if your device is eligible for the upgrade using the PC Health Check app or checking Windows 11 specs, features, and computer requirements. If you have an eligible device, open Windows Update Settings and select Check for updates. Once the upgrade is ready for your device, you will see the option to download and install. Eligible Windows 10 devices must be on version 2004 or later, and have installed the September 14, 2021 security update or later, to upgrade directly to Windows 11.For more information on the Windows 11 upgrade experience, watch this video. If you haven’t upgraded yet, there’s never been a better time.*Note Devices that have a Microsoft Account (an MSA for Home edition) and have eligible releases and compatibility (See Windows release health for more information.)