Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 last year which is already available for most of the supported systems Now, it is being said that the company has already started working on the launch of Windows 12. The Windows has been possibly named Next Valley. In a parallel piece of information, the Windows 11 23H2 version has been stopped and all the focus has been shifted to Windows 12.
According to the leaks, Microsoft will first roll out Windows 11 22H2 in September or October 2022. Microsoft will be following a 3-year release cycle for the Windows operating system. So, considering that Windows 11 was launched in 2021, we can expect to see Windows 12 in 2022’s fourth quarter.
Expected features in Windows 12?
Microsoft has not confirmed anything regarding the features of the upcoming Windows. Still, the company can be seen testing different features in the Dev channel. We can get to see a different kind of taskbar in Windows 12. On top of that, Microsoft is also testing the notification badges for the weather widget. Not only this, but the latest version will also have the ability to copy a phone number, time, and date. We can also get to see some of the mentioned features in the upcoming Windows 11 update too.
Well, we can’t comment on the fact whether Windows 12 will be available for free or not. We can expect that all the PCs that are eligible for Windows 12 will get the option to install it, similar to the way we got to see in the case of Windows 11. On the other hand, you would be supposed to pay for the retail license if you want to run on Windows 12 on a custom-built PC.
Windows 12 system requirements
As for the system requirements, Microsoft is not going to make it difficult for the customers. However, we can expect a limitation in terms of processors as Microsoft will surely rule out the old processors from the picture. However, one thing which we are sure of is that if your laptop or PC is able to run Windows 11, then most probably it is already up to run Windows 12. Here we have mentioned the expected system requirements for Windows 12:
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot Capable
- Chipset: 1GHz or faster paired with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit SoC.
- Storage: 64GB or more
- Memory: Minimum 4GB RAM
- TPM: TPM Trusted Platform Mobile (TPM) version 2.0
- Display: High definition (720p), display larger than 9-inch
- Graphics card: DirectX 12 or better
Note: To get started, you will obviously need a stable internet connection along with a Microsoft account. If you don’t have a Microsoft account already, you can create one easily.