Microsoft has finally made an official build of Windows 11 available. A Windows 11 Insider Preview build will be released in the first week of July 2021, according to an official blog post.
If you decided to forgo the leaked build from earlier this month, this could be your last chance to install Windows 11.
If you’re looking forward to Windows 11’s major upgrade, this is your chance to try it out. However, there are a few things to consider before moving forward. Let’s have a look at what they are:
1. Confirm that your computer is capable of running Windows 11
Because it has been six years since Windows 10 was released, the minimum system requirements have increased. Using the PC Health Check application, ensure that your PC is capable of running Windows 11.
Note that the program only tells you if you’ll be able to run the final and stable version of Windows 11 once it’s released. Even if your PC doesn’t satisfy the Windows 11 system requirements, you can still install Windows 11 Insider releases. Installing Windows 11 Insider Builds on PCs that aren’t used every day is highly recommended. Windows Insider builds aren’t the same as beta versions of Android or iOS. They are somewhat unpredictable; some may be steady and solid, while others may let you down.
Which Insider Channel Does My Computer Qualify For?
For users who meet or do not meet the minimal requirements for Windows 11 builds, Microsoft has offered a detailed explanation. Take a look at the following:
The chart can give you a good sense of whether or not your PC will receive Insider Builds.
2. Make a Back-Up Plan
It is suggested that you perform a comprehensive backup of your files and build a system restore point before installing Windows 11 on your primary or secondary PC. Insider builds are prone to a slew of flaws and issues that might stymie your day-to-day operations. If things go wrong, having a backup will help you get back on track faster.
3. Sign up for the Windows Insider Program.
Finally, join the Windows Insider Program if you’re certain you’ll be installing Windows 11 Insider builds. There are two options for doing so.
Enroll in Windows 11 using the Settings menu.
1. Go to Update & Security > Windows Insider Program from the Settings app.
2. Select Get Started from the drop-down menu.
3. When prompted, select your primary Microsoft Account.
4. When prompted, select the Dev channel from the list of Insider Channels. (Note that the Windows 11 Insider Preview builds will be released in two stages this summer: first in the Dev channel, then in the Beta channel.)
5. Follow the directions on the screen.
6. When the Windows 11 Insider Preview build is released, an update will appear in Windows Update.
Become a member of the Windows Insider Program by visiting the Windows Insider Program website.
1. Go to the website for the Windows Insider Program.
2. Select the blue Register button from the drop-down menu.
3. Select Sign in Now from the drop-down menu.
4. Log in to your primary Microsoft Account and follow the instructions on the page.
5. When asked to select Insider Channels, be sure to select Dev.
6. When the Windows 11 Insider Preview build is released, a notification will appear in Windows Update.
Before installing Windows 11 Insider Preview, keep the following requirements in mind. Will you choose the Windows 11 Insider preview builds? Please let us know in the comments section below.
Also, keep an eye on our comprehensive coverage of Windows 11.