Microsoft’s Windows 11 arrives on the market and is the first major new version of the world’s most popular operating system since Windows 10. The new OS is available as a free update for Windows 10 users, promises a variety of new features, along with an improved design that takes inspiration from the mobile world.
The new Windows. Fast, safe, and smart like never before
The first important point concerns a graphic refresh – the Start button and the taskbar are completely new – that Microsoft has implemented on all parts of the system, from the rounded corners of the windows to a new dark theme, new animations and sounds, the taskbar with icons in the center, a renewed notification center, new icons, dedicated wallpapers.
Windows will also be able to adapt to different screen sizes and with touch devices, it will change the spacing between elements and enable certain gestures to facilitate interaction with the touch screen. Everything is now arranged in the center, with the Start button on the far left of the bar and a new widget section that can be customized with the news and blocks chosen by the user, which appears on the side as an overlay with slight transparency.
Also improved the search, smarter and more correct in the suggestions, faster and clearer in the visualization of the results. From this point of view, we must really consider the great work done by Microsoft, the system now appears more mature, responsive, safe, and ready for daily use even for professionals.
Android, GamePass and XBox. An operating system born for gaming
The world of gamers will find a Windows 11 optimized to take advantage of the Microsoft Game Pass catalog and on gaming PCs, there will be new possibilities to maximize the performance and gaming experience with Auto HDR and Direct Storage. The reduction of latencies, the improved flow management system, the improvements in speed from every point of view, make Windows 11 the ideal system also for cloud gaming; platforms such as STADIA and GeForce Now will benefit greatly by making the gaming experience even more enjoyable.
The big news of this release – however, this feature is not available at the launch of the stable version of Windows 11, but it will be necessary to wait until next year – is that Android applications will also work on Windows 11: they will run natively on systems with ARM SoC or virtualized on X86, we will therefore have access to the infinite catalog of Android apps provided by various stores such as the OpenSource ones, that of Amazon or the Google PlayStore.
Assistant and creation tool. How to install Windows 11 and play with it
The easiest and most effective way to install Windows 11 is through a Windows 10 update: simple, immediate, and free, most computers with Windows 10 onboard will receive the new version without any problem. No particular procedure, it will simply be a slightly more substantial update than usual, with a weight of a few GB of data.
There are 3 options below for installing or creating Windows 11 media. Check out each one to determine the best option for you: Windows 11 Installation Assistant, Create Windows 11 Installation Media, and Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO).
If you are upgrading from Windows 10, we recommend that you wait until you are notified through Windows Update that the upgrade is ready for your PC.
Before installing, please refer to the PC Health Check app to confirm your device meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 and check the Windows release information status for known issues that may affect your device.Download Windows 11 – Microsoft WebSite
The alternative methods are different but still simple to use.
You can download Windows 11 Installation Assistant from the official website and you will be guided through the installation procedure; you can use the Media Creation Tool to create bootable USB media or DVD; finally, you can directly download an ISO image of the operating system to use as you see fit.
All the tools needed to install Windows 11 can be downloaded directly from the official Microsoft website by connecting to this address: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11.