Microsoft announced Windows 11 last month when the company released its first major OS update since Windows 10 six years ago. Windows 11 is speculated to launch in October, but testers who want to try the new operating system don’t have to wait until then.
Indeed, Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 11 preview builds for developers and testing, which essentially makes all the significant changes. Since the OS build is still in beta, the software giant has also pointed out that users may face several critical issues while testing it. Microsoft also specified that laptops/PCs with compatible 64-bit processors or SoCs, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of free storage are eligible for the Windows 11 update.
Several OEMs have confirmed the arrival of Windows 11 OS, including Realme, which is yet to launch its first Realme Book this year. A recent Intel document highlighted the stable-release date as “October 2021 Update (21H2)”. Microsoft has been using a scheme called MMYY for a long time. And it usually releases two significant changes in the year of the sale, H1 (first half) and H2.
Microsoft’s program manager Brandon LeBlanc recently confirmed that Windows 11 would continue to use the familiar code-naming convention yyH2 for Windows 10 users. Unlike Windows 10, Windows 11 will receive a single feature update every year that will roll out in the second half (H2).
Sign Up For Windows Insider Build of Windows 11 on your Computer
Step 1) Make sure you are signed in to your Microsoft account on Windows.
Step 2) Read the Program Agreement and Privacy Statement and then accept and submit.
Step 3) Save all your data and close all your apps, then
Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program
Go to the program, click on the Get Started button, and select your account.
Step 4) Select your channel to receive builds of Windows 11 – Choose your channel from the three rings Dev, Beta and Release Preview.
Step 5) Confirm the program’s term and privacy statement, then tap Restart Now and Restart Later to start receiving new Windows Insider builds.
Step 6) Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select the Check for Updates button to download the latest Insider Preview build.
The new OS brings several service redesigns, including Microsoft Store apps, Settings, Lock Screen, File Explorer, Refresh Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center. At the same time, some services are being removed to make Windows 11 more user friendly. Two significant changes are included – Live Tile Removal from the Start Menu and Disabling Internet Explorer Browser.