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Microsoft warns about potential instabilities and bugs in upcoming Windows 11 builds

Since the first public build of Windows 11 a couple of months ago, the new operating system from Microsoft has been relatively stable, providing users with the ability to run Windows 11 on primary machines (we do not recommend doing that). While current Windows 11 preview builds work well, Microsoft warns that things are about to get a little rough. In an email to Windows insiders, the Software giant warned testers about potential instabilities in upcoming builds. The company recommends switching from the Dev channel to the Beta channel while the program allows that.

According to several hints from Microsoft, the company plans to ship Windows 11 in October 2021. While preview versions of operating systems get more stable when getting closer to public release, with Windows, things are a bit different. Microsoft no longer ties builds in the Dev channel to specific releases; thus, it often tests new versions with "under-the-hood" changes before the current one even goes out. That is what will soon happen to Windows 11. Microsoft says it plans to ship less stable early development builds in the Dev channel, which can cause some headaches for unprepared users.

"Based on our data, you have a PC that is currently configured for flighting early development builds in the Dev channel. These builds may be less stable and won't align with the version of Windows 11 expected to be available to the general public later this year."

The good thing is that you do not need to go back to Windows 10 to avoid those unstable builds. Windows 11 is currently available in both Dev and Beta channels, and Microsoft allows switching between them (it is possible while a single version is available in both Dev and Beta). You can switch Windows 11 from the Dev to Beta channel and continue testing new features and improvements that Microsoft plans to implement in the first stable version of Windows 11 later this year.

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4 thoughts on “Microsoft warns about potential instabilities and bugs in upcoming Windows 11 builds

  1. Darrel Jones

    It used to be said. Wait for the second release of an operating system before buying it. This was back though when no one saw it except the people that worked on it within the company. Now it seems, we let just anyone play computer programmer and then wonder why it don’t usually work. Microsoft use to do better.

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