It’s been a year since the release of Windows 11. Windows 11 was released to the end users on October 5, 2021.
Although millions of users have upgraded or installed Windows 11, the newest version of Windows 11 is far behind its predecessor, Windows 10, when it comes to the market share, mainly because computers older than a few years are not compatible with Windows 11. This despite the fact that Windows 11 is offered as a free upgrade to Windows 10 users.
Is Windows 11 free now?
Several users often ask us if Windows 11 is still a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Yes, as of September 2022, Windows 11 is a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. However, the free upgrade offer is for eligible users only because not all Windows 10 computers meet the system requirements of Windows 11.
Is Windows 11 free for new PCs?
No, Windows 11 is not offered as free for new users. That is, only Windows 10 users with a supported PC can upgrade to Windows 11 for free.
Is Windows 11 free for a lifetime?
Yes, once you upgrade to Windows 11, you can use it for a lifetime without any worries. When you reinstall it, it gets reactivated automatically. That said, Microsoft will not support it for your lifetime!
For instance, Windows 10 will only be supported until October 14, 2025. It means that you can continue using Windows 10 even after the end of support date, but new updates will be released.
How to check if my Windows 10 PC supports Windows 11?
If you are eager to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 using the free upgrade offer, it’s a good idea to ensure that your computer is compatible with Windows 11. The best way is to download and run the official PC Health Check app on your Windows 10 computer to check if your PC can run Windows 11.
Is Windows 11 stable now?
Well, Windows 11 has been largely stable since day one. Now that Microsoft has released Windows 11 22H2 version as well, it’s more stable and reliable.