Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 11 version 21H2
(the original version) has been cleared for broad deployment.
This means the update is now being offered to all users with
compatible hardware i.e devices that officially meet the
hardware requirements of newer processors with TPM.
In other words, Microsoft has finally released Windows 11 for
everyone and it is no longer being rolled out to select users
in stages. Earlier, the various bugs and glitches in the
operating system prevented Microsoft from pushing the update to
all users. This includes compatibility issues with drivers or
If you have a compatible device and you haven’t installed
Windows 11 on your device just yet, you can now check for
updates in the Settings app and a new notification to download
the update will appear on the screen. That’s because Windows 11
is now ready for all eligible devices.
As we’ve seen in the changelogs of the monthly cumulative
updates, Microsoft has been working to address critical and
annoying issues around the operating system. Windows 11 was
officially announced in June 2021 and it started rolling out to
more users a bit later, so Microsoft has taken some seven
months to give the thumbs-up to version 21H2.
Thanks to the bug fixes released via the cumulative updates,
Windows 11 has been made available for all eligible devices
earlier than the release of the next feature update.
However, if your device doesn’t meet the requirements of the
8th generation or newer processor and TPM, you won’t be able to
install Windows 11 unless you bypass the requirements.
Remaining known issues in Windows 11
Microsoft is currently aware of a few known issues in the
operating system, including a bug where users might encounter
authentication failures on the server. A fix for this bug
is already in the works, but there’s another bug that has been
bothering some users –
app crashes caused by May 2022 update.
Microsoft has acknowledged the reports of app crashes in
Windows 11 and is actively working on a workaround, which could
be delivered via the optional update later this month or next