Microsoft has finally released the first beta of Windows 11, available to those enrolled in its Windows Insider Program.
Before today, getting access to Windows 11 meant installing the Developer Preview, which Microsoft says is for “highly technical users”. According to Microsoft, the beta release is less volatile, with builds being validated by Microsoft.
Beta Channel – You’re up! #Windows11 preview build 22000.100 is now available to #WindowsInsiders in the Beta Channel. Check out https://t.co/ANDPdtBmJ3 for all the details. ^AL#AreYouFlightingYet pic.twitter.com/5mOmRhn4N7
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 29, 2021
To install the beta you’ll need a compatible computer. Here’s how to find out if your pc is compatible with Windows 11.
The beta release is also good news for those who installed the Developer preview because it was the only Windows 11 available but don’t actually need to be on the bug-filled build. To switch to the Beta channel, head over to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program, then clicking on Choose your Insider Settings.
Also Read: 11 New Things to Note About Windows 11
How to install the Windows 11 beta?
- Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Click on Get Started.
- Link your Microsoft Account.
- Select the Beta Channel.
- Restart your computer.
- Go to Settings > Update & Security and select Check for updates.
- Wait for that to install and follow the steps and enjoy your shiny new OS.