Microsoft officially announced Windows 11, expected to be released in fall of 2021, and it is a very large update with a completely new look. Here’s everything you need to know about windows 11 before upgrading.


1. The Start Menu

The start menu is getting a completely new look. For starters, it’s getting moved to the center of the task bar, however, this can be changed in settings.


2. Settings

The settings menu is also getting a major upgrade in Windows 11. Along with a new, reorganized layout, you also get more colorful icons and a new navigation system on the left side, like the control panel.

3. Support for Android Apps

In Windows 11, Android apps will run natively and will be downloadable from Amazon’s app store inside the new Windows Store included in the new OS. Microsoft says Android apps can be pinned to the taskbar or snapped alongside traditional Windows apps.

4. Other big upgrades

Some more major improvements in Windows 11 include:

  • A redesigned Action Center and taskbar
  • Rounded corners on everything
  • New touch controls and gestures
  • Updated File Explorer
  • Revamped Windows Store



What you lose with Windows 11


For all the great new features and redesigned interface, there are some Windows 10 features that are getting changed or removed should you choose to upgrade to Windows 11.


  • Windows 11 Start Menu: In Windows 11, the Start Menu only allows you to dock the Taskbar to the bottom of the screen, which means that if you previously preferred to dock the Taskbar at the top or side of the screen, you will no longer be able to.
  • Cortana: Cortana will no longer be included in the first boot or pinned to the Taskbar.
  • Tablet Mode: Tablet mode is removed, and new functionality and capability has been added for keyboard attach and detach postures.
  • Timeline: Timeline has been removed.
  • Touch Keyboard: Will no longer dock and undock keyboard layouts on screen sized 18 inches and larger.
  • Wallet: Has been removed.


The changes and removals that come with Windows 11 aren’t big and probably aren’t dealbreakers for most people, however, there are a few features being removed that might prove to be an inconvenience if they are features that you used often. If this is you, then maybe sit this one out.





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