Here is how to Join Windows Insider Dev Channel on Windows 11 with an unsupported device. Microsoft has started testing the next feature update for Windows 11, scheduled for release in fall 2022. Already, insiders on the Dev channel are receiving
rs_prerelease builds with numbers 224XX and higher, which refer to either version 22H1 or 22H2.
At the same time, Microsoft initially noted that insiders with unsupported PCs will be able to use builds of Windows 11 from the Dev channel only until the official release of the system, after which the company strongly recommends returning to Windows 10 using a clean reinstall. Despite the fact that there is over a month before the release of Windows 11, Microsoft has already excluded unsupported PCs from Windows Insider.
If you unlucky with your device, you will not be able to get back into the Insider program using the Settings app. You will not even be able to select the Beta channel, since there is simply no corresponding setting. You can try to manually change the registry, but this method is unlikely to work. Here s a better solution.
How to join Dev Channel with Windows 11 on Unsupported Device for Insider Program
- Download the OfflineInsiderEnroll 2.0.5 tool (kudos abbodi1406) using this GitHub link.
- Extract the contents to some folder. I suggest you to use some short path without spaces, e.g. c:\tools.
- Run the
OfflineInsiderEnroll.cmdfile as Administrator, and read the prompt.
- Enter one of the following values.
- To enroll into the Dev channel, enter
- To join the Beta channel, enter
- For the Release Preview channel, use the number
- Hit the Enter key and restart Windows 11.
You are done!
Note that every time you install new builds from the Dev channel, a window will appear informing about the incompatibility of your PC with the new OS. To solve this, you will need to do the following, again each time.
Bypass incompatibility warning
- Open the C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\. Most likely it will be a hidden folder.
appraiserres.dllin the search box in File Explorer. This file will be found in at least two folders.
- Delete this file from all folders.
- Click the Retry button in Windows Update.
- After that, the update process should continue as usual.
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