According to leaks and rumours, Microsoft has been working on the launch of Windows 12. Last year in 2021, Microsoft released Windows 11 on 5th October, and Windows 11 is capturing almost 11% of the PC market. The next version of the Windows update will be named ‘Next Valley’, and the previous Windows 11 23H2 version ‘Sun Valley3’ has been stopped.
In this blog, we are talking about the release date of Windows 12, expected features, price, hardware requirements, and much more. The new Windows 12 will be the fastest version and come with some new and exciting applications and better inbuild antivirus.
Windows 12 Release Date:
Microsoft hasn’t provided the Windows 12 release date yet. It is rumoured that Microsoft has already started working on the launch of Windows 12. The new Windows has faster performance, robust security, and many more features.
Microsoft will be following a 3-year release cycle for the Windows operating system. If Windows 11 was released on 5th October 2021, we could expect Windows 12 to be released between April and October 2024.
Windows 12 Features:
Microsoft has not confirmed the features of the new Windows 12 system. According to rumours, Microsoft has developed a new engineering effort called ‘Moments’ similar to Pixel’s Drop Features. Windows 12’s design will be completely different from the old version of Windows 11. Users can choose between the new version’s homepage and the start menu.
We expected the new Windows 12 to include an inbuild screen recorder and high-efficiency antivirus to protect your computer against unwanted malware. One of the latest features is the Aero glass transparency. The Windows 12 new version comes with some exciting new apps only designed for Windows 12. The new version of Windows allows you to modify settings in Windows 12.
There will be no Windows 11 23H2 update in 2023 because the Sun Valley 3 has been stopped by Microsoft. So, Windows 11 users will get the new Moments features to drop in 2023.
Windows 12 Requirement:
The system required for Windows 12 is almost impossible to predict. Also, there have been no leaks about the requirement of the new version. Microsoft has not confirmed Windows 12’s existence yet. But the company is not going to make any difficult for the customers. So, we can expect that if your laptop or computer can run Windows 11, then make sure that Windows 12 will also support it.
So, here we have mentioned some system requirements that might be able to run Windows 12:
Processor: 1GHz or higher with the dual-core processor and 64-bit.
Memory: Minimum 4 GB of RAM
System Firmware: Secure Boot and UEFI
Graphics card: DirectX 12 or newer version and the WDDM 2.0 driver
Storage: Minimum 64 GB or greater
Display: 720p of High definition display and greater than 9 inches diagonally, 8 bits per colour channel.
Will Windows 12 be Free or Paid?
If you want to install Windows 12 on your custom build pc, you must pay some amount for the retail license. Generally, Microsoft should provide Windows updates for free. You can easily upgrade your Windows 11 computer to Windows 12 for free. If you are already a Windows 11 user, then you can get an option to install Windows 12 for free, just like Windows 10 to Windows 11.
You can understand that we expect the new version of Windows to be released between April and October 2024 with some new exciting features. If you have any doubt, then comment in the comment section.