After being announced at the end of last June, Microsoft finally released the first beta Windows 11 for users. Previously this new generation of operating system was available for Windows Insider Program members who chose the Dev channel.
Previously, Microsoft only recommended developers or users who are really experts to install the Dev version of Windows 11 because this version is still unstable and has many bugs. In this beta, Microsoft promises Windows 11 will be a little more stable because the build is validated directly by Microsoft.
This beta version of Windows 11 is certainly good news for users who can’t wait to try out this latest operating system, but are hesitant because of many bugs. But Microsoft still does not recommend installing Windows 11 on the main devices that are used daily.
For users who are already members of the Dev channel in the Windows Insider Program, they can immediately move to the Beta channel. The trick is to go to the Settings menu > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program > Choose your Insider Settings and then select the Beta channel.
Usually moving from the Dev channel to the Beta requires a reinstall of the operating system. But the Insider Program Twitter account says this process can be done in minutes and the device only needs to be rebooted, as quoted from The Verge, Friday (30/7/2021).
For users who are still using Windows 10 can also taste Windows 11 beta version by joining the Insider Program. But Microsoft warns that although it is more stable, Windows 11 is still a beta version that still has bugs, crashes and lacks some new features.
If you want to use Windows 11 without bugs, just wait for the final version which will be released in the holiday season later this year.
Before installing the beta version of Windows 11, you must first check whether the device used is in accordance with Microsoft’s provisions. The minimum specifications set by Microsoft are PCs with 8th generation Intel processors or 2nd generation AMD Ryzen.
The device must also have a minimum of 4GB of RAM and a minimum of 64GB of storage. Although the minimum specifications are relatively low, some devices that should meet the requirements cannot install Windows 11 because the TPM 2.0 module has not been activated, so it’s best to check first in the Device Manager.
If the device is already eligible and has joined the Insider Program, how to install Windows 11 it’s easy that is:
– Go to Settings menu > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program > click Get Started
– Connect Microsoft account
– Select Beta channel in Insider settings
– Restart the device
– Go to Settings > Update & Security > Check for Updates to see if Windows 11 update is available
– Download and install Windows 11 on the device then follow the on-screen instructions
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