Windows 11 2024 Update

Windows 11 2024 Update
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows 11 (NT 10.0)
Version24H2
SemesterGermanium
ArchitectureAMD64, ARM64
Latest build10.0.26120.961
Server counterpart
Windows Server 2025
Replaces
Windows 11 2023 Update

Windows 11 2024 Update[1] (also known as version 24H2) is an upcoming feature update for Windows 11, which will succeed the 2023 Update in fall 2024. It was first announced on 8 February 2024 with the release of build 26052 to the Dev and Canary channels along its server counterpart.[2]

It will include energy saver, scrollable quick settings, QR codes for Wi-Fi sharing, support for creating 7z and TAR archives in addition to ZIP in File Explorer, Windows protected print mode, voice clarity, along with recent Server Message Block (SMB) protocol changes and improvements to Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), improvements across Settings and improvements for Bluetooth and Graphics as well.

The operating system now requires a processor that supports the SSE4.2 instruction (for AMD64) or FEAT_LSE (for ARM64) to operate, and dropping support for ARM32 apps on ARM64 processors regardless the AArch32 instruction is supported by the processor or not.

On 27 March 2024, it was announced that this version would remove WordPad.[3] Microsoft recommends users to use Microsoft Word for reading and editing DOC(X) and RTF documents and Notepad for editing TXT files instead.

From this version onwards, the system requirements for installing IoT Enterprise and IoT Enterprise LTSC SKUs do not enforce TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, and UEFI Firmware.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

For server builds, see Windows Server 2025.

Copper[edit | edit source]

Pre-Dev Channel[edit | edit source]

Dev Channel[edit | edit source]

Development of Copper fluently transitioned into the next milestone, Zinc around build 25240[4] and did not enter a stabilization phase usually associated with the creation of release branches.

Zinc[edit | edit source]

Dev Channel[edit | edit source]

Canary Channel[edit | edit source]

The Dev Channel was rebooted in March 2023, with the original Dev Channel being replaced with the new Canary Channel.

Gallium[edit | edit source]

Pre-Canary Channel[edit | edit source]

Canary Channel[edit | edit source]

Development of Gallium fluently transitioned into the next milestone, Germanium around build 25941 and did not enter a stabilization phase usually associated with the creation of release branches.

Germanium[edit | edit source]

For builds from the ge_prerelease branch, see Germanium.

Canary Channel[edit | edit source]

Dev Channel[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

RTM Updates[edit | edit source]

General availability (Copilot+ PCs)[edit | edit source]

Release Preview Channel[edit | edit source]

Dev Channel (ge_release_svc_betaflt_prod1 branch)[edit | edit source]

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