Windows 11 will arrive on PCs later this year and will bring many new features, however, millions of users could have a problem if they install it. Although this is the biggest update of the company in the last six years, it has caused quite a number of controversies.
When Windows 11 was first announced in June, Microsoft said it would only work on newer laptops and desktops. This meant that millions of users were left without an upgrade, forced to buy a new computer. Since this did not meet with a positive response from the public, Microsoft has somehow changed its mind.
The software giant will still allow Windows 10 fans to install Windows 11 on older machines.
According to The Verge, users of Windows 10, with the appropriate knowledge, will be able to perform a clean installation of Windows 11 directly on their computers. This means that all new features become available even if the computer in use is not compatible with the official Microsoft program to upgrade to a new version of the operating system.
For impatient users, this sounds like the news they can’t wait to hear, however, this way of installing Windows 11 seems to come with a lot of questionnaires, as Microsoft has now announced that someone using this method may not receive future updates or security patches.
Such a thought is quite frightening because it could leave computers with unfinished software, open to hacker attacks.
So while some might be tempted, the best way to get Windows 11 is still through the official upgrade option in the Settings menu, which means you already have a compatible computer.