Microsoft announced the next version of Windows called Windows 11. Yesterday, a Chinese forum leaked information about the almost final version of Windows 11 with a build number of 21996.1.
The leak not only confirmed the name of the device, but also revealed its new user interface and features. The leaked Windows 11 ISO shows that the new operating system is almost indistinguishable from Windows 10 in design. However, the user interface of the operating system has many significant changes, such as rounded corners, new animations, colorful icons, and a more concise interface.
The user interface of Windows 11 immediately looked almost identical to the now-defunct Windows 10X. Now in the middle of the taskbar. Users who do not need it can use the switch provided in the settings to move it to the left corner of the taskbar.Live tiles have been replaced with fixed applications and files recently opened from the Start menu. It has pull-out widgets for weather, news, and other Internet content.
The expand buttons in all applications have a quick control function, which can provide multiple options to capture windows to different parts or side by side. It has new built-in themes and improved dark mode. Although there are reports that Microsoft is developing a new app store, there is a leaked version of the Windows App Store. The version of Windows 11 is almost the same as the version available in Windows 10.
The leaked build may contain malware or viruses, so it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine.In short, Windows 11 looks like a more advanced version of Windows 10. Speaking of Windows 10, 10 years ago, on October 14, 2025, Microsoft confirmed that it would no longer support Windows 10.