Windows 11 is an operating system from Microsoft announced on June 24, 2021, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems . Windows 11 was released to the general public on October 5, 2021 as a free upgrade through Windows Update for eligible devices running Windows 10. 
Microsoft popularizes Windows 11 with improved performance and ease of use over Windows 10; and there are major changes to Windows 10X ‘s Windows Shell , including a redesigned Start menu that replaces “live tiles” with separate tiles containing application icons. “Widget” is a feature inherited from the “News and Interest” feature that can be accessed from the taskbar , the ability to create groups of tiled windows that can be minimized and restored from the taskbar as a team and new gaming technologies inherited from Xbox Series X and Series S , such as Auto HDR and DirectStorage on compatible hardware. Internet Explorerwas completely replaced by Microsoft Edge , while Microsoft Teams was integrated into the Windows shell. Microsoft also announced plans to provide support for Android apps to run on Windows 11, with support for the Amazon Appstore as well as manual installation via an APK file.
Windows 11 has more stringent hardware requirements than Windows 10, where Microsoft only supports the operating system with updates on devices using Intel Core 8th Gen CPUs or later, AMD Ryzen CPUs based on on the Zen+ microarchitecture or later, or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 and ARM. Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 are also required. Additionally, Windows 11 no longer supports 32-bit x86 architectures or legacy BIOS – based systems .