Microsoft is accelerating the rollout of Windows 11
While there are many people who are happy to stick with Windows 10 -- or even older versions of Windows -- there are plenty more who are eager to upgrade to Windows 11. Assuming your hardware makes the grade, there is some good news in this department.
Microsoft is speeding up the rollout of Windows 11, making it available to more people faster than it expected to do so. There are, of course, steps you can take to force the installation of the OS upgrade, but by increasing the pace of the rollout, the company is making things easier for people, helping to ensure that Windows 11 is on as many systems as possible.
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Microsoft points out that, "being on the latest version of Windows provides you with the latest features, security improvements and control". The company is understandably keen for as many Windows 10 users as possible to upgrade eligible devices to Windows 11.
To this end, the company says:
Based on the positive rollout update experience and user feedback we have seen to date, we are advancing the pace of the rollout faster than we previously anticipated, and are now making the Windows 11 upgrade more broadly available to eligible Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft points to the impending end of support for certain versions of Windows 10 as a reason to upgrade to Windows 11, or at least Windows 10 November 2021 Update (21H2):
As a reminder, all editions of Windows 10, version 2004 will reach end of servicing on Dec. 14, 2021, and Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10, version 1909 will reach end of servicing on May 10, 2022. After these dates, devices running versions 1909 and 2004 will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates containing protections from the latest security threats.