Windows 11 is available starting today. The rollout will start with a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and new PCs pre-installed with Windows 11.

So you can’t buy Windows 11 off the shelf yet.

Windows 11 - Logo
Windows 11 – Logo

How to Get Windows 11?

  • Purchase a new PC pre-installed with Windows 11 by visiting or your local retailer
  • Purchase a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the free upgrade by visiting or your local retailer
  • Use the PC Health Check app to check if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade
Windows 11 - Start Menu
Windows 11 – Start Menu

Some new features

  • Chat from Microsoft Teams is a new experience that helps bring you closer to the people you care about.
  • Microsoft Store on Windows has been redesigned from the ground up to be easier to build for and make it more seamless for customers to find and browse apps, games, and entertainment all in one place.
  • Snap Layouts and Groups offer a more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate in a visually clean way.
  • Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows, built with and for people with disabilities.
  • Built for Gaming – Windows 11 was made for gaming, with innovative new features that can take your PC gaming experience to the next level, like AutoHDR and DirectStorage. It also includes the Xbox app built right in, where you can browse, download, and play over 100 high-quality PC games from the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC library.
  • The Operating System for Hybrid Work and Learning – Beginning today, organizations can also start moving to Windows 11 on powerful PCs and through the cloud with Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • Chip-to-cloud Protection – Windows 11 was designed with security in mind to meet the challenges we will face in this new work environment and beyond.
  • New Tools and Resources for Developers – Windows 11 is for all developers – whether they are building apps for a PC, web, phone, game console, or anything in between – and provides the most seamless development experience. A more open store, deep development integrations, and new design are just the start.
  • Available on the Widest Array of Choice in Devices – Microsoft is proud to offer Windows 11 on the widest array of choice in devices, form factors, and silicon from its valued partners at Acer, AMD, ASUS, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Surface.