Microsoft has released the first beta of Windows 11. The latest OS is available for those users who enrolled in its Windows Insider Program. They have rolled out Windows 11 (22000.100) into the beta channel, so even more insiders can test the new Windows version. This suggests first official ISO is around the corner.
It is the 22000.100, which already came with the KB5004300 on July 22nd. As a note for the Dev-Inside, there will be no new update this week. There were problems with the 22000.111 and the update for it was withdrawn.
Anyone can test it for themselves because Windows 11 is so far finished that you can get all the latest updates even without an insider. All that still needs to be done now is, for example, correcting the errors in the new start menu, the taskbar or the widgets. There are still a few of them at the moment. But does not mean that Windows 11 is currently unusable.
Whether beta or dev channel, the updates themselves will get both channels at the same time. The only difference may well be that the developers test a few functions in advance in the dev channel before they are then activated in the beta channel. The dev channel will then be prepared later for the 223xx.1000.
There has been a lot of discussion about the changes. It’s amazing how many people would prefer the ribbon menu in File Explorer or the Start menu with the tiles to the new Start menu and File Explorer under Windows 11. But that’s probably the power of habit. After a while, you have got used to a workflow that you don’t like to give up.
How to install Windows 11 beta?
In order to install beta build, visit Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Click on Get Started. Now Link your Microsoft Account. You can’t use a local account with the Insider Program. Select Beta Channel. Restart your computer. Now Go to Settings > Update & Security and select Check for updates. Wait for that to install and follow the steps. That’s it!