Microsoft Subscriptions Are Coming to Windows 11's Settings App

Shaun
Dec 10, 2022
Updated • Dec 9, 2022
Microsoft, Windows 11 News
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The last few months have kept Microsoft bust with the launch of their new Windows 11. New features are slowly being rolled out as part of the new OS. One of the latest additions is a new Settings page that will give you information on your Microsoft account within your Windows 11 profile.

This page will replicate what's available on Microsoft's website. This includes information related to your account, your 365 subscription information, orders, payments, and rewards.

Is the New Settings Page Useful?

With the integration of Microsoft settings with Windows 11 settings, Microsoft is moving one step closer to an integrated platform. While some users are not sure the two accounts belong together, it's only a matter of time before Microsoft starts rolling out more features to integrate both platforms.

Windows 11 Settings Microsoft Subscriptions Integrated

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Can You Be Forced To Use Windows 11?

Windows 11 is a free upgrade from Windows 10 that allows you to continue using your computer as you are used to. You can keep using any applications or files that were created on Windows 10, and the new features of Windows 11 won't affect them.

The only way you'll be forced to update your operating system is if Microsoft decides it's necessary for security reasons or other company policies.

Will Windows 11 Always Be Free?

Microsoft may be coming to the end of its free offer, where users can upgrade from Windows 10 to 11. Although Microsoft mentions nothing specific, there's a feeling that the free upgrade may soon be coming to an end.

The free upgrade is currently available to users that have compatible machines. This includes CPUs no older than three years and a TPM 2.0 chip.

Windows 11 Settings Microsoft Subscriptions Integrated

The Future Is Here

While the page is quite basic in nature, Microsoft will be rolling out more advanced features. This will be based on the feedback they receive from Feedback Hub. The page will only get better with time.

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Comments

  1. John C. said on December 10, 2022 at 2:37 pm
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    “The only way you’ll be forced to update your operating system is if Microsoft decides it’s necessary for security reasons or other company policies.”

    Yes, IMO those are the usual lies that M$ uses to justify their monopolistic behavior. And the moment they try to rape my computer in this fashion will be the moment I will air-gap the computer. If that fails to prevent Windows 11 being shoved down my throat, then I will simply wipe the hard drive and install some version of Linux.

    Windows 11 will never reside on either of my computers. Period.

  2. Anonymous said on December 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm
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    MS is trying hard to get 100% control. = moving stuff to cloud and retagging it as service instead of a produt where a user could have rights and held MS accountable for their shit.

  3. Anon said on December 10, 2022 at 6:36 pm
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    People have been saying Windows is going to become a subscription for over a decade now. It always turns out to be a big nothing.

  4. Anonymous said on December 10, 2022 at 10:00 pm
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    Windows 11 must fail as a result of this. It should not be used by anyone, and we should demonstrate to Microsoft that this is not what people want.

  5. Paul(us) said on December 10, 2022 at 10:02 pm
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    Shaun, you are writing ” The page will only get better with time.”
    Are you willing to back up your statement by putting your hand in the fire?

    Why didn’t you write “Hopefully the page will still improve!” or something along the lines of “Probably the page will still improve!” Surely that sounds so much better.

    Why a sponsored link with that completely unrelated reference to the end date of the ability to install a newer version?
    https://en.softonic.com/articles/exciting-features-coming-windows-11

  6. Anonymous said on December 12, 2022 at 1:43 am
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    I hope FTC is talking notes. Another reason to block the Activision deal. They will use the dominance of Windows to kill other gaming services by promoting gamepass subscription inside windows settings.

  7. Sebas said on December 12, 2022 at 6:16 am
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    So ghacks net/ Shaun places hyperlinks to Softonic. Brave blocks this domain: https://en.softonic.com: “This website may track your activities on other websites”. What’s going on with ghacks net?

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