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When did Microsoft release Windows 11?

Microsoft released its latest operating system in late 2021.

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Microsoft has finally revealed Windows 11, the “next generation of Windows.” The new operating system is full of exciting new updates and enhancements that will bring several quality-of-life changes to the popular operating system.

It brought major changes to the user experience, with quick-snapping windows, a centered Start Menu, and other visual changes. Microsoft also brought its best security options, Android app support, a new Store, and more.

While early leaks pointed to an October 20 release date, that wasn’t the day Microsoft released Windows 11. Read on to find out when it was released.

Microsoft released Windows 11 in late 2021

Short answer: Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021.

Microsoft released Windows 11 to the world on October 5, 2021. It’s still free to upgrade for anyone on Windows 10.

If you install it now, you’ll get the 22H2 update of Windows 11, the first major upgrade package for the operating system. It brings systemwide closed captioning, new security features, enhanced Snap layouts, and Focus sessions.

You’ll also get inbuilt filters and tools to make your video conferencing look and sound better. Microsoft also improved gaming on Windows 11, with Game Pass built-in to the Xbox app, Auto HDR, and variable refresh rate on windowed games.

The Amazon Appstore preview has also been extended to more countries so that you can use over 20,000 Android apps from your Windows desktop.

With all those new improvements, it’s time to upgrade to Windows 11. It really is more stable and usable than any other version of Windows we’ve used.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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