Windows 11 is now available to everyone

From now on, all Windows 10 users are allowed to upgrade to the new version for free – if the computer meets the minimum requirements.

In fact, Microsoft’s latest version of Windows has been available since last fall. In theory, millions of Windows 10 users have been able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free since then. But that’s not entirely true. Probably to prevent chaos during the upgrade, Microsoft initially made the free upgrade available only to a small user base.

But the controlled change is now over: from now on, Windows 11 is “intended for wide use”, as it says on a support page.

This should give all users a hint about the upgrade, at least if the computer is compatible. Especially because the security element TPM 2.0 is mandatory, many older computers are out of the question.