If rumors are right, Microsoft’s OS might just arrive in October
At least if the newest report is correct, Windows 11 might be released in late October or early November.
According to recent clues unearthed by Windows Latest, that is the possible launch period Microsoft is currently considering. The most recent hint comes in the form of a Microsoft blog post about Windows 11 driver submissions, which gives hardware manufacturers a deadline to submit drivers for inclusion in the OS’s initial release.
Partners looking to achieve compatibility for systems shipping with Windows 11, version 21H2 Release may factory-install drivers for components that achieved compatibility with Windows 10, version 2004 until September 24, 2021.
Naturally, Microsoft wants drivers to be available well ahead of the introduction of Windows 11 to guarantee that they’re ready and that enough time is allowed for testing.
As Windows Latest points out, this timing normally points to a Windows 11 release four weeks later, or at the end of October.
Furthermore, this period aligns with previous indicators noticed elsewhere, including a leaked Intel document (graphics driver release notes, to be specific) that designates the initial version of Windows 11 as the ‘October 2021 Update.’