Here are the most recent updates to Windows 11 as released by Microsoft.
Microsoft announced that Windows 11 was now available. The rollout began slowly and will eventually reach all eligible devices in the middle of 2022. A Windows launch is not the end of a process. It’s just the beginning. Microsoft continues to improve Windows 11 as with Windows 10. This includes fixing bugs, updating security patches, and sometimes adding new features.
This story will provide a summary of the information you need about every update for windows 11 päivitys. We have included information about each build as well as the date it was released and a link that will take you to Microsoft’s announcement. The latest updates are first.
Note: If Windows 10 is still installed, see “Windows 10: A guide for the updates”. And “Windows 11 Insider Previews” for more information on upcoming feature releases.
Updates to Windows 11 Original Release
KB5006674 (OS Build 22000.258)
Date of release: October 12, 2021
This fix fixes a compatibility issue between certain Intel “Killer”, “SmartByte”, networking software, and Windows 11 (original version). The servicing stack, which installs Windows updates, also receives quality improvements.
This build also contains a variety of security updates. For more information, please see the Microsoft Security Update Guide or the October 2020 Security Update notes.
What IT should know: This security update should be applied quickly. Check for any problems in the coming weeks and apply the update if everything seems to be working.
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Windows 11 Original Release
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Windows 11 is Microsoft’s first new version since Windows 10 was launched in July 2015. Here’s a summary of the changes in Windows 11. (For more information, please see our in-depth Windows 11 review.
- The Start Menu has been redesigned, slimmed down and Live Tiles eliminated. It is now much easier to locate files and applications that you have recently used.
- Snap Layouts allows you to group open windows into one or more of the pre-built screen layouts. Snap Groups allows you to quickly switch between Snap Layouts.
- Windows has received a revamp with round windows, smoother animations, and a softer look. Some of the built-in apps like File Explorer get a simpler and easier-to-use interface.
- Microsoft Teams allows you to chat and videoconference right from your taskbar. It is not the full Teams service so it doesn’t offer all the features of Enterprise Teams, such as the use of channels or the ability to search through archive messages.
- Cortana still exists in Windows 11, but it doesn’t show up in the taskbar or is disabled by default.
These features are important for IT:
- Windows 11 requires hardware that has a TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Modul) 2.0 embedded into it. This module is required for security. TPM uses hardware-based encryption with Windows capabilities such as BitLocker to encrypt disks. It can also stop dictionary attacks on passwords.
- Windows 11 features a once-a-year update schedule, rather than the twice-a-year cycle of Windows 10. This will decrease update time, effort, and headaches.
- Microsoft has released Testing Base for Microsoft 365 to ensure enterprise software runs on Windows 11. This automated tool checks application compatibility.Microsoft’s Windows 11 has amazing features. It also leaves millions of users behind.
On 5 October 2021, Microsoft’s latest 36-year-old operating software began its rollout. It may take up to mid-2022 for some eligible devices. There is a possibility that your computer will receive the update before you read this.
You can upgrade to Windows 11 if you own a new computer. Windows 11 is a free update, but Microsoft has decided to exclude millions of Windows 10-running PCs.
To add insult to this injury, Microsoft is ejecting users who installed the preview build of Windows 11 on unsupported machines as part of the Windows Insider Program, which is used to test new Windows builds. These machines will prompt users to “please install Windows 10.” Yes, that’s right. Microsoft officially told users to downgrade.
Windows 11’s system requirements include excluding a large number of Intel processors that were sold before October 2017, and all AMD processors that were sold before late 2017. This includes AMD’s Ryzen 1800X and Intel’s Core i7-7700K flagship processors. These processors can run cutting-edge games such as Control, and professional applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro. However, they are not sufficient for Windows 11.
A new PC buyer will face another challenge. Windows 11 Home, which is the most popular version on consumer PCs, requires a Microsoft account as well as an Internet connection to complete setup. Windows 11 Home PCs will have a more restrictive setup than an iPhone.
Unfortunately, the company’s messaging is not helping. Users discovered that the first Windows 11 preview included a PC Health Check to determine eligibility. Microsoft removed the software to make improvements just before Windows 11 was released. Microsoft tried to placate critics by promising to expand the list of supported processors. However, only a few additional Intel processors and no AMD processors made it to the final cut.
Windows 11 Home PCs will have a more restrictive design than an iPhone.
Windows 11’s system requirements leave millions of Windows 10 users without access ( global computer sales exceeded 250,000,000 each year between 2015 and 2017). This is likely to be a surprise for many of the people excluded.
Microsoft claims the change will increase reliability and security. Officially, Windows 11 claims that it provides a 99.8 percent crash-free experience in internal tests. Security improvements were made “based on trillions upon signals from Microsoft’s threat information.” You’ll discover that the requirements are linked to Windows Driver design principles also known as DCH or Trusted Platform Module 2.0. This is a crypto-processor that protects PCs from malware.
Panos Panay took control of the Windows division in 2020. His fingerprints are also on the decision. Panay has been a strong advocate for controversial design decisions. He was the head of Microsoft’s Surface devices, which use touch screens, and was criticized by those who argued against USB-C adoption until 2019. In 2017, Panay was involved in a dispute with Consumer Reports about the reliability of Surface devices.
Windows 11’s requirements impede a launch that otherwise promises plenty of optimism. Since July, I have had no complaints about the new OS. The new interface is modern and cohesive. It features a centered Start menu with rounded edges and tweaked right-click menus.
Microsoft is even getting more popular among gamers. Windows 11 introduces Auto HDR, an AI feature that provides automatic HDR to games without it. This increases brightness, contrast, and visible detail. Xbox Game Pass for PC offers hundreds of titles at a low $9.99 per month. This gives you a reason to download the bundled Xbox app.