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Why upgrade to windows 11? Here are 11 Reasons to consider

Is it time to upgrade to Windows 11? This quick guide will help you decide.

Windows 11, which was released on October 5, 2021, continues to be distributed gradually. The new operating system had risen to 10% in the Steam survey. So a complete transition has not taken place yet. Many users postponed the transition due to the news about Windows 11 problems. Many users are also unaware of Windows 11. In this article, we list the 11 main reasons why you should leave the excuses aside and Upgrade to Windows 11.

why upgrade to windows 11

Updating to a major new OS (Windows 11) was necessary for regular security updates and to continue getting access to new and exciting features. A slick new interface, better security, updated apps, and info widgets are just some of the perks of upgrading to Windows 11. Here’s why you should do it sooner than later.

Always stay up to date

As WindowsCULT, we recommend that you should always stay up to date. One of the main reasons for this is security. Although Windows 10 continues to receive updates, it will lack support after a while. For this reason, Windows 11 will continue to be the safest and most stable operating system.

It is very important to use an up-to-date operating system and up-to-date security software, especially in order to be protected from ransomware, which has become today’s bleeding wound.

Android app support

Windows 11 will officially be able to run Android apps through the Amazon Appstore. We say it can run because this support has not reached the stable version yet. However, in a few days, we can say that Microsoft will add support for running Android applications with a new update.

This is very important. Because users who want to play Android games on their computers or use applications that are not available on Windows have to use emulators. This leads to the inability to take full advantage of computers or direct compatibility problems.

Let’s say that you will have the chance to upload your own APK files outside of the Amazon Appstore. In addition, Google also announced that it is developing its own Windows application store with a new announcement. In other words, we will have a chance to download applications through the system called Google Play Games .

DirectStorage support

SSDs have been replacing HDDs for a long time. However, many games still have long load times because they were not developed for SSDs during the development process. The new generation console games, on the other hand, have better configurations in this regard, as they come with NVMe SSD. The games developed specifically for the consoles in question are also specially configured for NVMe SSDs, thus reducing the loading times of the games seriously.

This technology, which Microsoft offers in XBOX Series S and X, comes to computers with Windows 11. In this way, supported games will open quickly by taking full advantage of the speed of SSDs and loading screens will take a short time.

What exactly is DirectStorage?

DirectStorage is a technology that reduces game boot times by allowing compressed game data copied to RAM to be transferred directly to the video card memory (VRAM) without being decompressed. Advantageous features developed for XBOX Series S and X with DirectStorage technology are now available on Windows 11 computers. For example, games and some other programs will be able to directly access files on the computer’s storage device more quickly.

Normally, when you play a PC game, the compressed textures, models and graphics packages required for drawing the game are copied from your disk to the system memory, that is RAM, then this data opened by the processor is transferred to the memory of the graphics card, and then graphics drawing begins. As you can imagine, during this transfer, an additional load is placed on the processor and an extra delay occurs. Here DirectStorage is a technology that aims to further reduce the delays in this copying phase.

Advanced window layout

Multitasking features are also coming with Windows 11. Although these features are also seen in old Windows versions, they have been made much more useful with Windows 11. For example, you are working on a job and you need to view more than one window at the same time. Or you are broadcasting on Twitch and you want to put aside the chat and the video you are watching. Along with the new window layout, you can adjust this with one click.

If you hold the mouse cursor over the button you have maximized the application windows, the tab you will see above will appear. By specifying the window layout you want on this tab, you can adjust the position of the window in question. It is possible to set your working environment by doing the same for other windows.

windows 11 snap layout

Window groups

With the window layout you made above, you can bring your windows on the same monitor to the front as a single window. In this way, you do not need to bring them all to the front one by one on the taskbar.

In the example here, while reading a news story on windowscult, we are browsing the topics on download. The windows we place with the Window Snap feature can be controlled with a single grouping.

Microsoft Teams integration

Due to the conditions brought by the pandemic, we moved from our offices to our homes. For this reason, business management and meetings began to be held online. Windows 11 promises a much easier experience with built-in Teams integration.

You can also make your meetings and video calls through Microsoft Teams with Windows 11.

Microsoft teams

Auto HDR for games

HDR, or high dynamic range, is one of the important features to reveal many details for games. Although the number of games with HDR support is small, manually turning on HDR for games with HDR support is no longer a hassle. Thanks to its Auto HDR feature, Windows 11 saves a lot of effort by automatically activating HDR as soon as it detects an HDR-supported monitor and game.

This feature, which is on the new generation Xbox consoles, is now in Windows 11.

Advanced multi-desktop feature

The multi-desktop feature, which is also available in Windows 10, gained new functions with Windows 11. While there was no support for choosing a different background for each desktop before, this support is now offered with Windows 11.

You can also simply see the windows that are open when you hover over each desktop group.

DirectX 12 Ultimate support

Launched with Windows 11, DirectX 12 Ultimate brings features such as real-time ray tracing and mesh shaders to supported games. DirectX 12 Ultimate is a must for more pleasing graphics and high frame rates (FPS) in new generation games. Windows 11 is required for DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Completely redesigned interface

One of the clearest noticeable changes in Windows 11 is the rounded corners. As you will notice, windows are far from having sharp turns now. There is an ovality in the design of the windows. We notice this oval design in the Start Menu, Search Menu, windowed apps and around File Explorer.

Microsoft is also improving the native app experience with Windows 11.  The company has made radical changes to the Snipping Tool, Clock app, Paint,  Microsoft Office,  Media Player,  Your Phone app,  Photos app,  and countless more apps.

Windows 11 new user interface

New Microsoft Store

Microsoft is introducing new design changes that will make Windows 11 more attractive to everyone. Thus, it is possible to say that the Microsoft Store application has been revived. Available in Windows 10, the Store app was far from being a central app for Windows apps. The company aims to change that with the new store app.

Microsoft Store was presented with a new design in line with the user interface changes that came with Windows 11. For example, the app no ​​longer uses WebView and has been updated with native XAML components.

Conclusion

Here are the 11 main reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 11. If you have warmed up to Windows 11 and want to switch, you have 2 ways. These are upgraded via update and upgrade via ISO. The update method is simpler, but since data loss may occur, we still recommend that you make a backup and keep your data safe. The part that you need to pay attention to in the installation with ISO is the part where you choose whether to do a zero installation or upgrade.

Let’s say you download the ISO and burn it to USB. The Upgrade option is the option that preserves your settings, files and installed applications as you can see in its description. Clean install option where you will install Windows from scratch if custom. After choosing the Custom option, you can format your disk and proceed to the installation and perform a clean installation.

How to Download Windows 11 ISO?

If you don’t want to install Windows 11 via update, you can download the ISO file.

Windows 11 System Requirements

Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2 or more cores, compatible 64-bit processor or System-on-Chip (SoC)
RAM:4 gigabytes (GB)
Storage:64GB or larger storage device
System firmware:UEFI with Secure Boot
TPM:Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card:Compatible with DirectX 12 or higher with WDDM 2.0 driver
Screen:High resolution (720p) display larger than 9 inches diagonally, 8 bits per color channel
Internet connection and Microsoft accounts:In Windows 11 Home edition, internet connection and a Microsoft account are required to complete device setup on first use.

An internet connection is also required to wake a device out of S mode in Windows 11 Home.

All versions of Windows 11 require an internet connection to perform updates and to download and enjoy some features.

Finally, let’s mention that you can access our guide, where we explain the installation of Windows 11 in detail, from here.

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