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How to Download & Install Windows 11 Official

Windows 11 is expected to be released by this year’s holiday season, but it is available right now officially for some users. Microsoft has recently made its Insider built available, which is downloadable by members of the Windows Insider program. So, if you become Windows Insider, you can download and install Windows 11 right now. The good news is that anyone can join the Windows Insider program for free. In this blog, we will tell you how to become Windows Insider and then get access to official Windows 11.

Join Windows Insider Program

An Insider is a Windows user that gets to see new features before the general public. The user can test out the features and give feedback to Microsoft. This way, Microsoft can improve things out before releasing them to the general public.

To join the Windows Insider program, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the search bar in Windows 10 and type “Windows Insider”.
  2. Click the “Best match” option and then click “Get Started”.
  3. Link your Microsoft account.

This way, you have quickly joined the Windows Insider program.

Pick Insider Settings

Once you become Windows Insider, you have to pick one of the Insider settings, i.e., Dev Channel, Beta Channel, and Release Preview Channel. To access Windows 11, you have to pick “Dev Channel”, which means you will be given access to Windows 11 builds that are still in the development cycle with low stability and some rough edges. Follow the below steps to pick the Dev Channel:

  1. Go to the search bar in Windows 10 and type “Windows Insider”.
  2. Under “Pick your Insider settings”, click “Dev Channel”. It will take you to the new window where you can see all three Insider settings. Make sure you have selected “Dev Channel”.

Install Windows 11

Once you pick the “Dev Channel” setting, go to “Windows Update”. You will see that Windows 11 insider built is in the download process. Once the download is completed, it will start installing. Afterward, it will ask you to restart your computer to update your computer to Windows 11. The restart and update process will take almost an hour. Once done, you will find yourself with eye-catchy Windows 11.

Wrapping Up

The Windows Insider program is a great way to get access to new releases before anyone else, but the one major con associated with Insider built is that it is not as stable as the general Windows release. This means you might see some troublesome issues and a less stable experience. But if you are willing to handle those issues, then join the Windows Insider program right away and get access to Windows 11 today.