Microsoft today is officially releasing Windows 11 in its stable form worldwide. The update is free for existing Windows 10 users on compatible PCs.
In order to upgrade to Windows 11, you can wait for the update to be made available to you through Windows Update. If your PC meets all requirements, then you should see Windows 11 be available as an update over the coming weeks.
The other option is to download Microsoft’s Windows 11 Download Assistant. This works similarly to the one that Microsoft had in place for Windows 10. The tool will download the update for you and then you can begin the installation process at your leisure.
Through the website, you can also download tool to create an installation media, which is essentially a USB drive that you can use to install a fresh copy of Windows 11. Alternatively, you can also download an ISO file and then burn it to a DVD for installing the old fashioned way.
Windows 11 brings loads of changes to the platform, including a brand new UI with an updated taskbar and Start menu, Widgets, new Microsoft Store app with support for Android apps coming in the future, themes, Snap Layouts and Groups for multitasking and window management, DirectStorage, Auto HDR, and more.