Windows 12 is a possible future update for the Windows operating system. It will be release in 2024. However, Microsoft has not given any confirmation information about this. Some of the potential features in this Windows 12 operating system include UI enhancements, Android app support, AI and reliance on the Settings app.
When will Windows 12 be release?
We haven’t heard anything official from the company. We cannot say for sure whether it will be release in 2024 or not. Because Windows officials have not provided any confirmation information on this issue yet. Now at present all we hear are just rumours.
Starting with Windows 7 in 2009:
- Windows 8 arrives three years later (2012)
- Windows 10 arrives three years later (2015)
- Windows 11 arrives six years later (2021)
- Windows 12 could arrive in three years (2024)
This timeline echoes Windows W12 internally called Next Valley.
Microsoft plans to ship “major” versions of Windows clients every three years, with the next Windows 12 slated for 2024, in 2021
Three years after Windows 11 shipped.
Windows 12 will likely follow a similar release structure as other versions of Windows. For example, the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build was available days after Microsoft announced the OS and months before its public release.
PhoneReview Release Date Estimate
We think Microsoft may succeed in releasing Test 12 in 2024. But if there are issues between important major versions, we could be looking at 2026 or later.
Windows 12 Price Rumors
There is probably a good chance that Windows 12 will be offer as an optional, free update for those who have a valid copy of Windows 10/ Windows 11.
If you need a new license, we think you should be able to get the digital version from Microsoft’s website or through other retailers on a USB device.
The company will likely pay it:
$139.99 for Windows 12 Home
$199.99 for Windows 12 Pro
Windows 12 features
As with any major OS update, there are bound to be countless minor updates and changes under the hood. It can change the overall performance, new icons and animations.
The 2022 Microsoft Ignite keynote gave us a glimpse of the Windows 12 user interface.
It has a floating taskbar dock at the bottom, a floating search bar at the top and various other icons at both corners of the screen.
It is moving slightly towards the bottom of the screen. The search bar, however, has never existed at the top as such, and is certainly not entirely separate from the taskbar.
Windows Central claims that other UI changes are plan, such as a new lock screen and notification center, all in an effort to create a consistent interface across Microsoft’s product line that will work for both touch and screen.
Microsoft has a multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI. It is very realistic that companies will use some form of artificial intelligence in their operating systems.
Windows 11 has a shortcut to Bing AI on the taskbar, but Windows 12 will definitely go further. Like using AI in your email and image editing for enhancements.
The Petri IT Knowledgebase has a great video discussing this relationship between AI and Windows 12.
According to Windows Central, CorePC is the codename for a project “design for Microsoft to be a modular and customizable variant of Windows for use in a variety of form factors.”
CorePC is state partitione, so it enables faster updates, and because read-only partitions are used, it supports a more secure overall system.
No more control panels
We expect one more change from the Control Panel in favor of Settings.
If Windows 12 gets rid of Control Panel entirely, all Control Panel applets can be moved to Settings.
Our phones can use animate wallpapers, but Windows is forever stuck with static images. This is already possible with third-party apps like desktop live wallpapers. It would be great to have the ability to add live wallpapers created directly in Windows
Install Android APK
You can already get Android apps on Windows 11, but you’re stuck using the Amazon Appstore, so you’re limited to the options available through that store. Windows 12 can improve on this by letting us install Android apps through their APK files.
MSN Messenger returns
Another Windows 12 feature rumored (first spotted on TechRadar) is that we’ve seen Teams and Skype merge into a new MSN Messenger. If you’re unfamiliar, MSN Messenger was an instant messaging client from Microsoft that was around in the early 2000s but was finally discontinue in 2013.
Windows 12 system requirements
To install Windows 12, your computer must meet the minimum system requirements. These requirements are likely similar to the minimum system requirements for Windows 11
- 8 GB RAM
- 64 GB storage
- 64-bit processor
- 1 GHz CPU clock speed
An Internet connection and a Microsoft account (for initial setup)
Windows 11 introduces some special requirements that were not seen in previous versions of Windows. These include TPM 2.0 and UEFI with Secure Boot. We think Windows 12 will do the same.
If your computer can run Windows 11, you can also install Windows 12. We won’t know for sure until we hear something from Microsoft.
Download Windows 12
Windows 12 is not available from Microsoft. It is not accessible in beta form and there are no pre-released builds. Not now for now.
That means it’s too early to find the original Windows 12 ISO files, so anything you see online that claims to be W12—even if it’s called a leak from MS or called “Windows 12 Beta” or “Windows 12 Dev Build,” etc. is – Actually it’s not the real deal.
If this OS is actually release, the official place to get it will be from Microsoft. Much like older versions of Windows, it will likely be available as a free update for Windows 11 users.