Intel evidence suggests Microsoft will launch Windows 12 in 2024
There have been many rumors indicating that Windows 11 is not the final version of Windows. Based on Windows 10 and 11, Microsoft is developing the Windows 12 system, which is expected to be released in 2024.
The leaker @leaf_hobby, who specializes in releasing Intel news, claimed that the upcoming 14th generation Meteor Lake-S desktop processor from Intel will support Windows 12. The 14th generation Meteor Lake processor will have combinations of 6P+8E and 6P+16E, and there will likely be other versions, but it is unclear how Intel has planned them. Shortly after this news was released, the original author deleted it.
Intel’s evidence suggests that Microsoft will release the Windows 12 system which is expected to be released in 2024.
The 14th generation Intel CPU will be released at the end of this year at the earliest. Considering the three-year release cycle of Windows and Intel’s partnership with Microsoft, these rumors indicate that Windows 12 is not just a simple rumor.
According to past practice, if it is released in 2024, it should be around October 2024. However, considering the testing period, we can probably expect to see Windows 12 by the end of this year.
Like Windows 11, Windows 12 will inherit the licensing from Windows 10, so users will still be able to upgrade for free without having to purchase additional licenses.
If you have purchased a Windows 10 license, you can use it on Windows 10/11/12 simultaneously, but this is only applicable to retail versions. For enterprises, they will still need to purchase the enterprise edition separately.