Windows 11 Download: Windows 11 is an upcoming major version of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Announced on June 24, 2021, it is the successor to Windows 10, released in 2015. Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to some compatible Windows 10 devices through Windows Update.
Windows 11 Download and Get Microsoft’s Free Update Now
|Operating System||Windows 11|
|Initial Release Date:||6 Oct , 2021|
|Default user interface:||Windows shell (Graphical user interface)|
|OS Family||Microsoft Windows|
|Programming Languages:||C, C++, C#, Assembly language|
|Update methods:||Windows Update, Microsoft Store, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)|
How to get Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100
- You will first need to join Windows Insider Program. To do so, head to Settings> Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and click on Get Started.
- You will need to register your Windows account in the Windows Insider Program. The prompt will give you an option to Register. Click on it.
- Another prompt will let you know a few details about Windows Insider Program. Click Sign Up.
- Read and agree to the terms of agreement and click Submit.
- Click Close on the next prompt.
- The registration process will now start and you will be asked to link your account, select the Link an account option and choose whichever account you want to be linked to, and click on Continue.
- Next, select the channel you wish to join. Microsoft recommends the Beta Channel. Click Confirm once you have decided and Confirm once again on the next prompt.
- Once done, restart your PC by selecting Restart Now.
- Head back into Settings > Update & Security and click on Check for updates.
- Your Windows 11 latest beta build should start downloading. Wait for it to complete download and installation.
- Once done, you will have a Restart now option, click on it.
- You will now boot up into Windows 11
How to install the Windows 11 beta: Download the update
Once you’re a member of the Insider Program, installing the Windows 11 beta couldn’t be easier:
- Head to Settings > Update & Security
- From the Windows Update tab, choose ‘Check for updates
- After a few seconds, an update named ‘Windows 11 Insider Preview’ will automatically begin downloading
- Once it’s finished, you’ll be prompted to restart your PC. Click ‘Restart now’ to do it straight away
That’s it! Once your PC has installed the update, the Windows 11 beta will be ready to use. Don’t worry, all your apps and files will remain intact.
How to switch from the Dev Channel to the Beta Channel
Until 29 July, the Dev Channel was the only way to get access to preview builds of Windows 11. Microsoft acknowledges that these early versions can have “rough edges“, recommending them for “highly technical users“.
However, with the latest version now available in the more stable Beta Channel, many people will want to make the switch. Here’s how it’s done:
- From any Windows 11 build, open Settings
- In the top-right of the window that appears, choose ‘Windows Update‘
- Under ‘More options‘, click ‘Windows Insider Program
- You should now see a ‘Choose your Insider settings‘ option. Click it and then select ‘Beta Channel (Recommended)‘
Your Windows 11 PC will now be switched to the Beta Channel. This is a much simpler process than usual, but Microsoft has indicated that it won’t be around for long:
We are allowing it for a short period of time. If you want to switch, now is the time. This is mentioned in the blog.
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 29, 2021
What is Windows 11?
Windows 11 is the name of the next major revision to Windows 10, different enough that it justified a new brand name and not just another feature update. Microsoft launched Windows 11 on June 24.
[ Further reading: Our best Windows 10 tricks, tips, and tweaks ]
When will Windows 11 be announced?
Microsoft announced Windows 11 at an event on June 24, at 11 a.m. ET (get it?).
When will I be able to get Windows 11?
Windows 11 was made available to Windows Insiders sometime on the week of June 28, then made available to the public at large this fall, or closer to holiday 2021. We know that the first Windows 11 PCs will ship this fall, but Windows 10-to-Windows 11 upgrades will have to wait until 2022, according to Microsoft.
If you’re wondering whether you’ll be able to opt-out of Windows 11—the answer is, surprisingly, yes. Microsoft appears to be placing some fairly substantial hardware requirements on Windows 11, and if your PC doesn’t meet them, you won’t be allowed to upgrade. (Don’t worry, you can stay on Windows 10 until Microsoft retires it in 2025.)
How do I get Windows 11?
Windows 11 is being released as a beta, part of the Windows Insider program. You’ll need to be part of the Windows Insider program (here’s how to become a Windows Insider), then use Windows Update to download the beta from the Dev Channel. Confused? Here’s how to get Windows 11.
We’ve already seen early Windows 11 preview builds add search to the Start menu and add back the performance booster. Microsoft is also adding animated emoji to Windows 11, too.
Will Windows 11 be free?
Some of you may be wondering what Windows 11 will cost. We’d expect the price for a standalone version of the operating system to be around the current price of Windows 10: $110 for Windows 11 Home, and $150 for Windows 11 Pro. (Here’s how to get Windows 10 for even cheaper.) But Microsoft says that Windows 11 will be a free upgrade to Windows 10. Remember, Microsoft likes to hook people by lowering the price of the operating system and then trying to sell them on services, like Microsoft 365 or the Xbox Game Pass.
Will there be different versions of Windows 11?
Microsoft refers to Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro as different editions of Windows 10, and it’s likely that we’ll see a Windows 11 Home and Windows 11 Pro, too. (Here are five reasons to get Windows 10 Pro.) At one time, we thought Microsoft might tap the powers of virtualization to make Windows 10 Pro a true enthusiast operating system. So far, it hasn’t happened