Windows 12 Release Date 2024, Features and Requirements! Hey friends now the world is buzzing with Windows 12. Recently, Microsoft release the release details of the new version of Windows on their official page. Which is an exciting news for users. You have to wait for the latest version and visit Microsoft’s official website to know more about the release date.
When will Windows 12 be released?
According to reports, the next major version of Windows is set to launch sometime in 2024, so it may be a while before we get more information. If past releases are any indication, Windows 12 should arrive in the fall or at least the second half of the year.
Can my PC run Windows 12?
With Windows 11 significantly raising the minimum system requirements compared to Windows 10, this is another great question to ponder. Will Windows 12 leave older PCs behind again? Some PCs will not be compatible for one reason or another. Windows 11 currently requires processors release after 2018, and while we currently don’t see any reason to require more than that for the next Windows release, it could happen.
Since Windows 11 requires 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, at least, Windows 12 needs just that much. You shouldn’t expect to go back to things like Microsoft TPM requirements.
Either way, almost all of today’s top laptops will likely support Windows 12 when it’s release.
What’s new in Windows 12?
A new desktop UI
Although Microsoft hasn’t officially announce Windows 12, so I can’t say this is 100% accurate. An early look of a prototype was revealed recently. Microsoft inadvertently showed off an idea for Windows 12 during the Microsoft Ignite keynote hosted by CEO Satya Nadella. The concept shows a few interesting changes, including a floating taskbar and some system icons. Like Wi-Fi and battery indicators, along with weather widgets. This will make Windows look like macOS or some Linux distributions.
What we want to see in Windows 12
Of course, with a major Windows release on the way, we can’t help but imagine all the changes it could make to improve the Windows experience. While we love Windows 11, Microsoft can certainly do a lot to improve the OS, including learning some lessons from its rivals.
One of the big changes Microsoft announce for Windows 11 is small updates to install in the background to make the overall process less of a pain. While these changes are welcome, the process is not as seamless as it could be. You have to download and install the updates and then you have to reboot, when the computer makes many changes in the update.
Microsoft can learn from ChromeOS and Android, which offer continuous updates where most changes are made in the background. Although you still need to reboot the device, it’s pretty much a standard reboot where your PC backs up with the new update install. Windows 11 still makes you wait a while while rebooting to install updates, and while that’s somewhat acceptable for major feature updates, it won’t happen with the incremental updates we get every month.
Windows 11’s Widget Board is full of potential, but so far, Microsoft hasn’t really delivered.
For over a year, only web-based widgets provide by Microsoft were support, and the widget board was flood with “news” articles power by Microsoft Start, which were rarely useful or entertaining.
The widget board can act as an RSS feed reader for users who want to view news. Microsoft recently built a similar feature directly into Microsoft Edge, and building this capability directly into Windows will make it easier for users to access news and articles from their curated sources.
Improvements to widgets
The other request is to bring widgets directly to the Windows desktop, which is basically how widgets work on Android. If you have widgets, there’s a good chance you’ll have quick access to the information they represent, and putting them directly on the desktop will help a lot. Windows Vista and 7 already had this capability, and while it’s not for everyone, it can certainly be helpful.
A major pain point is that the new Start menu is rigid, forcing you to use it in its default layout without many customization options. While Windows 10’s Live Tiles weren’t for everyone, having a resizable Start menu to fit all the icons and apps you want was definitely an advantage, and we’d love to see that capability again. It would also be great to have granular control over how many rows of pinned and suggest items we want to see, so you can focus on the Start menu that’s more useful to you.
Live wallpapers have long been a feature of some operating systems, such as Android or macOS, but Windows 11 does not offer this option natively. Although there are many apps that offer animated wallpapers for Windows 11, it would be great if the operating system offered this capability out of the box with a few animated images available by default.
In Windows 11, more complex settings still require you to open the Control Panel or one of its classic dialogs, and this really takes away from design language consistency.
FInally unify Settings and the Control Panel
Slowly, but surely, we’ve seen some signs of progress with this, but it would be great if Microsoft could launch Windows 12 in a state that feels more finish than previous releases.
Snap layouts, but editable
One of our favorite features in Windows 11 is Snap Layout, which makes it much easier to display multiple apps at the same time in different configurations. Snap Layouts introduced a few options that weren’t possible before, and it makes it easy to set up your windows the way you like, but it’s still a bit restrictive. You can’t easily swap out one app for another in the layout, and trying to drag a window to the edge of the screen doesn’t always guarantee it will take up the space you want it to.
Microsoft already has a solution for this, it’s just not built into Windows 11. As part of the PowerToys suite there is a feature called FancyZones, which allows you to create custom layouts. It lets you resize all regions, create new ones, and most importantly, you can drag a new app into any region by holding Shift to drag the window. It’s an almost perfect solution, and it’s much more efficient to be limit to PowerToys.
In addition to adding existing FanZone functionality, Microsoft could better integrate it with Windows. For example, when you open Task View, you’ll see your current Snap layout at the top and drag any open apps into the slot you want to take up. You can easily switch between snap layouts this way.