Windows 11 24H2 Release Date, Features, Supported Devices, and More

Microsoft is preparing to release the first Window 11 major update of 2024, Windows 11 24H2. Yes, it has been a while since we saw a major update for the Windows 11 operating system. With AI integration happening in everything, Microsoft is also increasing the use of AI in its operating systems. Microsoft Co-Pilot is one of the AI chat bots you can use on Windows 11.

Anyway, without wasting time, let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the brand-new Windows 11 update for 2024.

Windows 11 24H2 Release Date: When Is It Dropping?

The brand new major update for Windows 11 in 2024 is expected to be released in the second half of 2024. No official date has been announced yet. We should be seeing Microsoft announce and advertise the new features coming to Windows 11 somewhere in March. All devices that are running on Windows 11’s latest version will be eligible for the software update.

Windows 11 2024 Update – What’s It Called?

The new major Windows 11 update for 2024 will be called Windows 11 24H2. Yes, there is no surprise with the version number. It’s been Microsoft’s way of numbering its updates to the corresponding year in which it is being rolled out.

Windows Central did mention Microsoft calling this new platform release, Germanium. This will be the new platform build from which Microsoft will be pushing out software updates and security patches from 2024.

Windows 11 24H2 Update – System Requirements?

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 to the world, the system requirements did throw a lot of people off the hook since lots of PCs weren’t officially eligible for the update to Windows 11. Windows 11 24H2 will be available on all Windows 11 supported PCs and devices.

With the new Windows 11 24H2 update, you can expect the update to be available on newer Windows-powered devices that will be released during the second half of 2024. What this means is new devices being sold in stores will be running on Windows 11 24H2 out of the box.

This update will be focusing more on AI, so expect Windows PCs that are capable of handling such tasks and resources at ease to receive the update in September. We should also be seeing manufacturers release and showcase new Windows PCs that are capable of performing AI-based tasks in the coming months.

Windows 11 24H2 Features

While there will be a newer platform build for Windows 11 with this update, there will also be more AI-focused tools as well as other quality-of-life improvements with the upcoming Windows 11 24H2 update.

Smarter Snap Layouts

With Windows 11, you can easily snap windows to different parts of the screen. However, with the Windows 11 24H2 update, Windows will automatically suggest different apps within the snap layout window to let you easily snap the app’s window to a particular section of your screen.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Updated File Explorer

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 11, File Explorer has been getting a lot of pavement and features with every Windows 11 major update. With the upcoming 24H2 update, you will be able to create TAR and 7 Zip compressed files. This was something that was expected ever since Microsoft announced that compressing zip fields would be a native feature built into Windows 11.

Windows 11 24H2 features

New Energy Saver Mode

To help reduce over consumption of power when your PC is not doing anything or simply staying idle, Windows 11  24H2 will let you toggle an energy-saving mode that will reduce performance and at the same time help preserve battery life. These features are available on different laptops from various brands that have their battery management software. These features will be built into Windows 11 and can be used on PCs as well as laptops- whether they use batteries or not.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Remove Background Noise When Using Your Microphone

Here are the AI tools that will now help you remove any background audio or noise that would enter when using the microphone. Voice Clarity will be using AI to remove the noise by first letting you perform a small test so that it can identify the noise.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Quick Settings Gets A Makeover

The Quick Settings panel that can be accessed from the bottom right now has some new features. First off, you can now scroll through the various tiles to choose whatever action you want to get done. Additionally, you will also see a refresh button when you search for wifi networks. That refresh button was last seen on Windows 7 PCs. You can also turn off various tiles by simply clicking on them instead of opening them and then switching the particular tile on or off.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Microsoft Co-Pilot Gets More Updates

It’s been a while since Microsoft released its AI chat service Co-Pilot to Windows 11 users last year. Now, Microsoft is slated to make the AI tool even more useful and powerful plus giving it the ability to perform more tasks that are thrown to it by the user. Whether it is in the form of image generation, a basic internet search, or even text summarization- Co-Pilot will be able to do it better and faster.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Sudo Commands On Windows 11

Yes, The Sudo command from Linux will now be usable in Windows 11 via Command Prompt. You will be able to run elevated commands right away. By default the Sudo command option will be disabled but, you can always enable it as and when you need to use it.

Windows 11 24H2 features

Your Android Smartphone In Now Your PC’s WebCam

Microsoft’s Phone Link app for Windows will not only let you sync your texts and other notifications between the two devices, but will also let you use your phone’s cameras as a webcam. Knowing how good smartphone cameras are, this is a great way to make the most out of using your phone’s camera for meetings and even video calls.

Closing Thoughts – Windows 11 24H2 Update

This concludes everything you need to know about the major update for Windows 11 – Windows 11 24H2. The update scheduled to be released in September will bring in a ton of new features and improvements to the existing Windows 11 operating system. With Windows 11 focusing on AI tools, what are your thoughts about it? Let us know your thoughts down below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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