The company confirmed that you can now purchase and download a Windows 11 license directly from Microsoft’s website, instead of upgrading from your Windows 10 edition.
According to PCMag (Opens in a new tab)The change appears to have occurred sometime in May 2022, but the lack of any press release or communication from Microsoft means that change has slipped across the network.
For many PC users, Windows 11 will already be installed or will be available as an upgrade to their existing hardware, and has been around since its launch in October 2021, but PC builders (until recently) had to download a version of Windows 10, before upgrading from within the system. operating this.
Download Windows 11 from Microsoft
Windows 11 Home Download can be added to your online shopping cart and purchased (Opens in a new tab) For $139 (£119.99), which isn’t any price increase over the equivalent Home version of Windows 10.
At first it seems that there is no Pro version of the operating system, but this is at the bottom of another page (Opens in a new tab) on the Microsoft website. Windows 11 Pro is available for $199.99 (£219.99) – the same price as Windows 10 Pro.
The ability to purchase a Windows 11 license should save PC builders time, who will no longer need to get it over the previous operating system.
Processing speed of at least 1 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 9-inch screen with a resolution of 720p are prerequisites. (Opens in a new tab) For DIYers to install Windows 11.
Windows 11 22H2 Update also provides greater control over security measures and provides more protection against malware.
We confirmed with a Microsoft Store representative that existing downloads are running on build number 21H2, and users should receive a notification when 22H2 is ready to download.