Microsoft’s introduction of Windows 11 came as a bit of a surprise. When Microsoft debuted the Windows 10 operating system, they made it clear that this would be their final-named OS, and that the following releases would mostly focus on bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features. However, Microsoft recently revealed, to our astonishment, that they would proceed with a new version of Windows after all.
While Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 11, will be officially unveiled at a special event, there was a leak online of a beta release of the new operating system, triggering some first-look photographs and information describing everything that is new with the new version of Windows.
Microsoft has confirmed that users of Windows 10 will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11, but what you need to know is that once you receive the upgrade, you will need to guarantee that the Windows 11 copy is activated. Failure to do so effectively disables features such as personalization, effectively turning it into a dummy copy with minimal functionality.
Now, if you own a laptop or desktop computer that is legally running Windows 10, your copy of Windows 11 will arrive pre-activated. If, however, your copy of Windows 11 is not activated and you have the product key for your Windows 10 OS on hand, you can use that key to activate Windows 11 and get started.