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Windows 11: first public build coming next week

Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 11 operating system, which has received a huge number of changes, including the new appearance of the system. A new blog post in the Windows Insider program says that the first build of Windows 11 will be released for testing next week. However, there have been some changes in the testing program that you need to know about.

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The blog post explains that it has been 6 years since the release of Windows 10, and during that time, there have been many changes in ​​hardware. Because of this, Microsoft has decided to update the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.  Due to this change, many devices will be incompatible with the new OS. The company also explained what this means for existing members of the Windows Insider program.

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If you are not a member of the Windows Insider Program

To participate in testing, sign up for the program either on the Windows Insider site, or go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Insider Program, and configure your PC to receive Insider Builds. This section will automatically suggest you the available options following your hardware specs.

If your device does not meet the new requirements for Windows 11, then you can join the Release Preview channel for testing updates for Windows 10.

If you are running a Windows Insider Preview release

If you are already a member of the Windows Insider Program and are using preview builds, then you should check the table below to see if your PC meets the Windows 11 Insider Preview requirements.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Requirements

The new minimum requirements will also be checked when the system is cleanly installed from the ISO image, so it is recommended that the PC be fully compliant with the new requirements. To find out, you can use the PC Health Check application by downloading it from this link.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Windows 11: first public build coming next week”

  1. Next week? This is good news. I look forward to installing Windows 11, even if I have to go back to being an Insider again. (Being an Insider was OK. However, there were more updates than visual changes for me personally on my main PC.) Keep up the good work, Sergey.

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