Microsoft has released the first public beta of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the Beta channel. The Redmond giant had previously released the first Windows 11 developer preview, a few days after the new operating system was officially unveiled.
Microsoft says that the current build of Windows 11 on the Beta channel is more stable and closer to the final build than the last build on the Developer Channel which shares the same build number (22000.100).
Beta channel builds are for first-time users and are generally considered safe enough for use on major PCs. If you’re not very tech-savvy, but are eager to try Windows 11 before it’s available globally, the Beta should be a decent bet. It should be noted that the final stable release is expected by the end of November. If you plan to install Windows 11 Beta, know that there will still be errors and you should back up your important data before proceeding.
How can I install Windows 11 Beta?
First, check if you have a Compatible PC. Besides the hardware requirements, you can go to Device Manager >> Security Devices and check if you have Trusted Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0).
Now, go to Settings, open Update & Security, and select Windows Insider Program. Click ‘Get Started’ and link your Microsoft account. Choose the appropriate channel, Beta in this case.
Restart your computer and check for updates in Settings >> Update & Security.
That’s. Just download Windows 11 Beta and follow the rest of the instructions to complete the installation.
What’s new in Windows 11?
Windows 11 features a cleaner Mac-like design with a centrally aligned start menu and taskbar. Users will be able to access the Teams and Widgets application directly from the taskbar. Microsoft has also added some Xbox features like Auto HDR and DirectStorage for PC gamers. There is also better support for extended monitors, a fast layout for better multitasking, a new action center, and a modern file explorer.
Windows 11 will also have support for Android applications, which users will be able to download through the Amazon application store linked to the Windows store.