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Windows 11 goes to beta

by on30 July 2021


Not just for developers, or virus variants

Microsoft has released the first beta of Windows 11, available to those enrolled in its Windows Insider Programme.

Until today, getting access to Windows 11 meant installing the Dev preview, which Microsoft says is for "highly technical users" as it has "rough edges".

However, Vole claims that the beta release is less volatile, with builds being validated by Microsoft, though it's still probably something you'll want to install on a test machine or second partition.

Figuring out if your hardware will work with the next version of Windows has been notoriously tricky - my new PC  can’t because of its custom boot which sounds sexier than it is.

The company has said that it will be paying close attention to how well 7th Gen Intel and AMD Zen 1 CPUs work during the testing period, so it's possible those systems could be allowed to run the beta but not the final release.

Last modified on 30 July 2021
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