There have been many sources suggesting that Microsoft intends to release the Windows 11 RTM version to manufacturers in October this year. Today we have another clue to confirm this: the timetable required by Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Compatibility Program shows that OEM manufacturers submit drivers The deadline for the procedure is September 24, 2021.
Systems based on Windows 11 and 21H2 versions can use drivers that are compatible with Windows 10 and 2004 versions before September 24, 2021. Partners who wish to achieve compatibility with the system released by Windows 11, version 21H2, can submit the drivers of components that are compatible with Windows 10 version 2004 to the factory installation disk. The final deadline is September 24, 2021.
Intel had earlier revealed that Windows 11 will be referred to as the October 2021 update in its driver documentation, and this entry appears in the release notes for the DCH GPU driver 22.214.171.12484. The new version of the operating system released in October is only three months away.
For a newly unveiled operating system, such a short test process seems a bit too early, but Windows 11 users report that the operation The system is surprisingly stable and there is no problem. Of course, this depends largely on what Microsoft has added to the operating system from now to then.