Microsoft confirms Windows 11 release date

When will Microsoft release Windows 11? It is a question that we have all ask ourselves since its official announcement took place. We still do not have an official date from the Redmond giant, but Intel’s leaked documentation made us look to October of this year. It makes sense; after all, this new version of the well-known Microsoft operating system was scheduled for the end of this year, but we still do not have genuinely factual data.

We did not expect to get new information on this subject. Still, thanks to a recent documentation leak from Microsoft itself, we have discovered that the Redmond giant plans to launch Windows 11 between October and November of this year. The documentation also indicates that OEMs have to ship their drivers by the fourth week of September, so we can say that everything fits and that everything makes sense.

Taking a look at the documentation entitled “Windows 11 version 21H2 hardware driver submissions”, which establishes the conditions and deadline for uploading drivers compatible with Windows 11, we see that Microsoft has set September 24 as the deadline. Most likely, the Redmond giant will take at most a month to organize everything related to the drivers and polish any details that remain, so I think that the arrival of Windows 11 will take place between the end of October and early November.

Windows 11 could arrive on October 24

With all that we have said previously, it is a date that seems quite reasonable to me, although it is pure intuition on the part, so you should not take it as a confirmed data. In any case, the important thing is that there is little left for us to start enjoying Microsoft’s new operating system. If you can’t wait and want to start using it right away, don’t miss this guide explaining how to install it step by step.

Keep in mind that the final version of Windows 11 will not be available until the end of October or the beginning of November, so if you decide to go ahead and try it right now, you will be using a previous version that could differ, from a greater or lesser extent, from that final version. It is also essential that you remember that it could present some errors or even give you unidentified problems, so you should not install it on your usual computer.

Before finishing, I remind you that all Windows 10 users will upgrade to Windows 11 at no cost, as long as they meet the requirements of a said operating system since Microsoft has confirmed that it will be inflexible on this issue. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will also be able to get this operating system for free, but they will not be able to update directly; they will have to do a clean installation and use the license of their version of Windows for activation.