Is Windows 11 Worth Downloading

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Windows 11 arrives on October 5, 2021. Unlike the big Windows 10 upgrade offer that felt impossible to avoid, Microsoft isn’t encouraging everyone to upgrade this time.
In fact, Microsoft is recommending many PC owners not upgrade. Here’s what you need to know. Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for PCs running Windows 10, just as Windows 10 was a free upgrade for PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.
However, this time, Windows 11 isn’t designed for all those PCs. Windows 11 officially supports only very recent hardware: In addition to requiring TPM 2.0 and UEFI with Secure Boot, Windows 11 only supports certain relatively recent CPUs.
Specifically, PCs with Intel processors must have an Intel 8th generation or newer processor.
AMD PCs must be running at least AMD Zen 2. ARM PCs must have Qualcomm 7 or 8 Series hardware. Microsoft refuses to explain exactly why only these CPUs are supported, but we have some theories.
Not sure what hardware your PC has and whether it will support Windows 11? Microsoft offers an official “PC Health Check” app that will tell you whether your PC can officially run Windows 11.
And, even if your PC doesn’t officially support Windows 11, you can upgrade anyway. RELATED:How to Install Windows 11 on an Unsupported PC. Before we continue, it’s worth noting that Windows 10 will be officially supported for years to come. Microsoft will continue supporting Windows 10 with security updates until October 2025, which is four years after Windows 11’s release.