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Free Windows operating system

Windows 11 is a free operating system upgrade if you already own Windows 10. If you don’t have a Microsoft OS installed, you’ll have to purchase it to obtain the license. When the previous version is no longer supported by the Microsoft Store, you’ll have to migrate to the new software to experience the upgraded features.

The community has had some involvement with the final development of Windows 11, which is why there’s curated content and new layouts. It’s a more advanced operating system over its predecessor, with improved integration with Xbox Games Pass and gaming in general. All future Microsoft PCs and laptops will have Windows 11 pre-installed, if compatible.

Improved layouts

The new operating system has a better-defined layout, which is changeable with Snap locations. Windows 11 makes it easier for PCs with multiple screens allowing you to quickly switch between apps with the touch of a button. The themes have specific docking stations for programs and shortcuts, and you’ll be able to decide where to allocate each one.

Meetings on the go

If you’re working remotely or need to attend online meetings, Windows 11 provides you with a built-in solution. Microsoft Teams is integrated into the operating system, and you no longer need to rely on other web or PC applications. It will use the system resources wisely, ensuring that you don’t experience lag or other issues.

The latest curated content

Returning as a community favorite, the Widget is an essential feature of Windows 11. You can assign the ones you want to see on your desktop, presenting the latest news, weather, traffic, gaming updates, and more. You’ll also be able to download, install, and play Android games on the built-in emulator.

Our take

Windows 11 is the upgrade you’ll need for Windows 10 when Microsoft stops supporting the latter. It has a host of new features, but you’ll need to ensure that your device is compatible. The bonus is that it’s free to upgrade if you already have a Microsoft OS.

Should you download it?

Yes, especially if you already have Windows 10 and need to upgrade for the new functions.

Highs

  • Loads of new tools and features
  • Free upgrade from Windows 10
  • Built-in meeting and gaming apps
  • Optimized for the best performance
  • New Snap and Widget layouts

Lows

  • Some devices don’t support the upgrade

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