After much anticipation, Microsoft has finally unveiled the most extensive operating system for the PC – Windows 11, nearly six years after it rolled out Windows 10 launch. The new update, Windows 11 being called the “next generation” of windows, will be a treat for the eyes with new icons, all-new windows design, ultimate animations, and much more. So now, without further ado, let’s straight dive into the key features of Microsoft’s upcoming Operating System.
Windows 11 Ultra-Amazing Features
Android Apps on Windows 11
An all-new feature, Microsoft is bringing the android apps to PC with the launch of Windows 11. Exciting, isn’t it? Later this year, the users would be able to download the android apps from the Microsoft Store through Amazon Appstore. In addition, the company has also announced that it will add Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom, Disney+, and some of its apps like Notepad, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Teams to the store on Windows 11.
New Place For The Start Menu & Task Bar
One of the most notable differences you’d witness in the upcoming Windows 11 is that the taskbar and the Start button will be placed in the centre and not how it was earlier on the left side of the screen. Although, those who aren’t willing to retrain the memory and would like to stick to the old placement will have an option to move it back to its old place. With the new placement of the Start Menu, the Live Tiles are also removed.
A Significant Game Changer for the Gamers
Windows latest update brings with it some noticeable changes for the gamers. For a PC gamer, having great graphics is a huge deal and the new window 11 focus precisely on that. Windows 11 supports DirectX 12 Ultimate, which offers excellent graphics at high frame rates.
In addition, there’s support for Auto HDR to provide a broader and more vivid colour range, which provides a better visual experience to the player. And the list doesn’t end there; to cut down on the load time, the DirectStorage is there. It will let games load data directly into the graphics card. The process is slightly complicated, but if you have the proper hardware and games that support it, you can cut down on the waiting time and enjoy a seamless gaming experience.
Furthermore, all the Xbox game pass users will have access to hundreds of high-quality games and stream the titles via Xbox cloud gaming.
Seamless Multitasking Experience on Windows 11
If you’re a user who docks the computer into a separate monitor, you must be familiar with the struggle it comes with managing multiple windows together. But with Window 11, you don’t have to bother about the mess. When you unplug your screen, any windows on that screen will minimize but will not forget their place, so the next time when you plug in the screen, your last screen will pop up exactly where they were before.
Widgets Are Back With Microsoft Windows 11
Windows 11 brings back the widgets that can slide over your screen and show you the news, to-do list, weather, calendar and photos.
The new update will let the user customize the widget as per their choice.
Free Update to Windows 11
Microsoft has announced that if you run a genuine Windows 10 copy on your computer, then the upgrade to Windows 11 update will be free. However, your laptop or PC must meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11.
How to upgrade to the latest Windows?
After Windows 11 becomes available, all you need to do is go to Settings on your computer or laptop with Windows 10. Next is to navigate to Update & Security, and then click on Windows Update. After opening that, you need to check for update, and if it is available for your system, you will see the update with Features update to Windows 11. So now, download, install and enjoy the whole new hassle-free experience.
To wrap this up, the new update will bring some attractive wallpapers and themes with a slight change in the sound and alerts.