Microsoft Accelerates Windows 11’s Rollout

It seems Windows 11 is being received well enough for Microsoft to make the operating system available to more devices running Windows 10 sooner than it had originally anticipated.

Windows 11 officially debuted on Oct. 4, but Microsoft limited the update to a subset of systems running Windows 10. (And devices that shipped with the new operating system pre-installed.) The update expanded to additional systems on Oct. 28; now it’s reaching even more of them.

“In our first phases of the Windows 11 rollout we are consistently seeing a high rate of positive update experiences and user feedback for eligible devices, identified using our latest generation machine learning model,” the company says in a support document. “Based on this data, we are advancing the pace of the rollout faster than we originally announced, and now making the Windows 11 upgrade more broadly available to eligible Windows 10 devices.”

That doesn’t mean Windows 11’s rollout has been entirely smooth. ZDNet notes that Microsoft’s latest operating system has had problems with certain built-in apps, bugs affecting core aspects of the platform such as the Taskbar, and issues related to updates for third-party software.

Microsoft says that Windows 10 users can see if their system is ready for Windows 11 using its PC Health Check utility. Eligible devices can install Windows 11 by going to Windows Update Settings, clicking “Check for updates,” and then installing the new operating system from there.

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