Microsoft hasn’t shared an exact release date for Windows 11 yet, but the new operating system should be available in around three months. That’s according to the release notes for Intel’s latest GPU drivers, which suggest that Windows 11 will be released in October 2021. Intel has since revised its release notes for driver 126.96.36.19984, removing the supposed release date for Windows 11, but the information lines up with a previous leak by Walmart that also indicated an October release for the new operating system. That said, Microsoft has only confirmed that Windows 11 will be available “later in 2021.”
Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.— Windows (@Windows) June 25, 2021
In the release notes of DCH GPU driver 188.8.131.5284, Intel has clearly referred to Windows 11 as “October 2021 Update – version 21H2.” As you’re probably aware, Windows builds are labelled “YYMM” where YY represents the year in two-digit format and MM is representing the month of the expected release.