When Microsoft launched Windows 11, the only way you can get it was to either upgrade from Windows 10 or buy a pre-built PC. However, Windows 11 licences unexpectedly appeared on the Microsoft Store recently. The company confirmed that, instead of upgrading the version from Windows 10, you can now purchase the license and download it directly from the Microsoft website.
It appears that Microsoft quietly began selling Windows 11 licences on its store a few weeks ago. Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine estimated that the option is made available sometime in May. Furthermore, Windows 11 Home cost the same as Windows 10 licences. In Malaysia, it is priced at RM919. On the other hand, the pricing for Windows 11 Pro license will cost you RM1299.
The new store listings largely benefit users who customize their own PCs, need to purchase a new licence, and want to install Windows 11 right away. There are two ways to install Microsoft’s latest operating system which are to update from within Windows 10 or to purchase a PC that includes Windows 11.
If you feel like upgrading your PC to the latest OS, you can purchase Windows 11 through the Microsoft website.
Source: techspot & pcmag