Microsoft and Intel documents hint at Windows 11 release in October

Documents from Intel and Microsoft hint at a Windows 11 release in October. Intel refers to the new Windows operating system in a driver update and Microsoft itself also seems to be targeting October 2021 for the release.

The reference to Windows 11 was discovered by Bleeping Computer. Intel’s release notes referred to a Windows 11 update, which is scheduled for October 2021. Intel has since removed the reference, but the reference is stored in the Internet Archive.

In addition, a hint was also discovered in a blog post from Microsoft itself. The post states that manufacturers have until the end of September to submit drivers to Microsoft if they are to ship with Windows 11. This may also indicate a release in October.

When announcing Windows 11, Microsoft did not yet announce a release date, only that the new version of the operating system should appear later this year. A first Insider Preview build for developers of Windows 11 was released earlier this summer. A more stable build also appeared in the Beta channel last month. It already contains a large number of the new features of Microsoft’s operating system.