Microsoft recently launched windows 11 as the new version of windows. there hasn’t been yet an official release date, but it’s said to be coming out this holiday which is somewhere around the October timeframe however there are a number of people who are eager to have their hands on it so let me share how you can get access to the first public preview of Windows 11.
Now it seems that several old devices might not be ready for the update so the easiest way to find out if your device is eligible is by downloading Microsoft’s official PC Health Check app. It’s no longer available to download from the main Windows 11 page.
This will tell you immediately if your device meets the system requirements.
However, if you get a message saying, ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11’, don’t rule out your chances. A reason should be provided in the pop-up window – if ‘TPM’ or ‘Secure Boot’ are mentioned, these may just need enabling in the BIOS settings of your PC.
Since this is a Preview build I don’t recommend that you install this on your primary device since its quite buggy
If you have a spare device go ahead and do that.
This build does not have all the features as announced at the launch, so keep installing the future updates as they come.somet Kipchilat
The Windows Insider Program
The first preview of Windows 11 is build 22000.51, and you can download it now from the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. However, since the new version of Windows has increased the hardware requirements, the way that Insiders will receive flights will depend on their hardware configuration and whether if they have already been testers or they are new to the program.
If you have a device already enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program, you do not need to change any settings. Once the first preview arrives, you can proceed with the install process from Windows Update as outlined below.
If you will be joining the Windows Insider Program for the first time to test Windows 11 and your device meets the minimum requirements, use these steps:
Click on Update & Security.
Click on Windows Insider Program.
Quick tip: If you don’t see the option to configure the feature, then go to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback, and check the Optional diagnostic data option, and then return to the “Windows Insider Program” page.
Click the Get started button.
Click the Link an account button.
- Select your Microsoft account from the list.
- Click the Continue button.
- Under the “Pick your Insider settings” section, select the Dev Channel option.
- Click the Confirm button.
Click the Confirm button one more time to agree to the terms.
Click the Restart now button.
Once you complete the steps, it should download and install automatically when Microsoft releases the first preview.
I will put a hands on preview of the Build on my YouTube channel so head over there and check it out