Intel hints at Windows 11 RTM date as Microsoft rolls out another Insider Preview

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Notebookcheck.net 19 July, 2021 - 05:13pm 43 views

Is Windows 11 released?

Microsoft has said that the Windows 11 will come to computers in fall. A wider release is possible in early 2022. Currently, Microsoft's next operating system update is available as an early build for Windows Insiders. LivemintWindows 11 coming to your PC in this month, leaked Intel document confirms

Hence, October is probably the month when Microsoft releases Windows 11 to manufacturing (RTM). While Windows 11 is still new, it is already remarkably stable, anecdotally.

Build 22000.71 makes numerous changes from build 22000.65, including updating context menus and right-click menus to use Microsoft's acrylic material standard. Taskbar previews now have rounded corners too, in keeping with Windows 11 design changes. Build 22000.71 addresses four-dozen bugs as well, such as a fix for ALT + TAB, which should not get stuck or need to be manually dismissed. You can find the full list of fixes in the latest Windows Insider Blog post.

However, the latest build does contain several known issues, including the following:

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Windows 11 release date possibly revealed early by Intel

Tom's Guide 20 July, 2021 - 01:10am

An October launch is looking more and more likely

The driver name has been uncovered in release notes for Intel’s latest GPU driver. While it doesn’t give us an exact date, the clear reference to Windows 11 in October 2021 suggests that could be the month Microsoft’s next OS starts rolling out.

It also helps that Microsoft has a habit of naming Windows updates based on when they arrive. 21H2 means that the update is planned for the second half of 2021, which we obviously already knew about, while ‘October’ is pretty self-explanatory.

In other words, Windows 11 may be looking to release in October, but you will have to wait before you can get hold of it for yourself. Assuming you don’t buy a Windows 11 laptop with the OS already installed, that is.

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Did Intel just leak the Windows 11 release date?

TechRadar 20 July, 2021 - 01:10am

Support document suggests it’s coming soon

This gives extra weight to the rumors that Windows 11 will be releasing in October 2021. So far, Microsoft hasn’t officially revealed the Windows 11 release date, instead simply stating that it is “due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months”.

However, this latest leak, which is found in the release notes published by Intel alongside its latest GPU driver, makes a clear reference to October 2021.

In the past, Microsoft has named its major Windows 10 updates after the month in which they are going to be released (which has caused issues in the past when there have been delays), and the release notes make reference to existing Windows 10 updates as well, such as the May 2021 Update (21H1).

There will also be a Windows 10 21H2 update, but that’s expected to bring minor updates, maybe because Microsoft is focussing on Windows 11.

So far, the evidence seems pretty conclusive that Windows 11 will launch – for some people, at least – in October 2021. Microsoft itself recently showed off new Windows 11 screenshots that contained references to October, so, barring any unforeseen delays, we’d say that it’s very likely you could be running Windows 11 by the time Halloween rolls around.

However, we’re still not sure who will be able to get Windows 11 then. It’s likely that we’ll start seeing new laptops and PCs being sold with the new operating system already installed, but people with existing Windows 10 devices, the wait may be a little longer for the upgrade.

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.June 25, 2021

Microsoft usually rolls out big OS updates, so it can keep an eye on any issues, and in a Tweet a while ago, it said that the “rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.”

If you really can’t wait to try out the new operating system, you can try an early build. Check out our guide on how to download and install Windows 11 for more information.

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