Microsoft on Monday began releasing Windows 11 as one market after another rolled into Oct. 5, the day it had set as the launch date for the operating system upgrade.
Personal computers running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft’s stricter-than-usual hardware requirements were immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. New devices with Windows 11 factory installed also went on sale.
“We’re pumped to be launching Windows 11,” Panos Panay, chief product officer of the Windows + Devices group, wrote in a post to a company blog Monday. “The entire user experience brings you closer to what you love, empowers you to produce and inspires you to create.” (Panay is well known for using the phrases, “I’m pumped” and “we’re pumped.”)