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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 release edition

Windows 11 is rolling out now for eligible PCs around the world and here's everything you need to know.

This week on Pureinfotech: The final release of Windows 11 (version 21H2) has begun to roll out to compatible devices worldwide. The new version of the OS is available through Windows Update, and users can upgrade manually using the new Installation Assistant or ISO file.

Although, for the most part, the rollout of Windows 11 is going smoothly, Microsoft has published a list of known issues, and affected devices are getting an upgrade hold until the problems are resolved. Also, the new OS has an unconfirmed bug that causes a memory leak when using File Explorer.

Windows 11 is available as an optional upgrade for eligible computers already running Windows 10. However, if you are still wondering whether you should upgrade or not, you should read this to help you decide.

You can also check the most comprehensive guide to Windows 11 and this post with all the best features available in this new version.

In addition, as part of the next feature update, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 22471 with a small set of changes.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows 11, including the steps to upgrade to the new version from Windows 10 using Windows Update, Installation Assistant, and all the other supported methods.

If you want to start with a fresh setup, you can use this guide that includes the steps to perform a clean install of Windows 11 using six different methods.

We looked into the eight things you must do to prepare a computer to upgrade to Windows 11 successfully.

You now know the different ways to download the Windows 11 installation using the Media Creation Tool and how to create a bootable USB flash drive with multiple tools, including Rufus and MediaCreationTool.bat script. You can even use these steps to download the Windows 11 ISO file directly from the Microsoft servers.

Since the new OS comes with a new set of hefty requirements, we looked at the two ways to upgrade an unsupported system to Windows 11.

If the new version of Windows is not for you or is having problems, you can use these steps to uninstall it when your computer doesn’t boot, or you can use this method to roll back to the previous installation.

Finally, before proceeding with the upgrade to Windows 11, be sure to follow this guide to avoid the most common problems and headaches.

You can check out this section that includes the most comprehensive coverage and a lot more help on Windows 11.