How to install Windows 11 (Insider Preview)

Windows 11 is now available to users who are part of the Windows Insider program. Bringing some of the new features announced, Microsoft’s new operating system can be downloaded and installed on machines that support the upgrade. Here’s how to install Windows 11 on your computer.

Before the walkthrough, to already have access to Windows 11 it is important to remember that the user needs to be part of Windows Insider. So if you were already part of the program by June 24, 2021, you can install Windows 11 even if you have incompatible hardware.

If you are now entering the Microsoft testing program, your computer must have a compatible processor and TPM 2.0 module. Let’s go to the tutorial.

How to install Windows 11

Keep in case this is a trial version of Windows 11: that is, it can present bugs and constant instabilities, precisely for Microsoft to receive feedback from users. Because of this, avoid installing it on your main computer (or disk).

To download Windows 11, you need to be currently using Windows 10 on your computer. So just follow these steps:

  1. Open your Windows 10 settings and go to “Privacy”;
  2. Then click “Diagnostics and comments” and enable the “Optional diagnostic data” option.
  3. Return to the settings menu and click “Update and Security”;
  4. Sign in with your Windows Insider account (or create an account) and choose “Dev Channel” to receive the update.
  5. Next, go to the “Windows Update” tab and look for a new update. If it’s available for your account, you’ll see the installation of Windows 11 Insider Preview.

Minimum requirements to run Windows 11

As stated earlier, to be able to install Windows 11, your computer must meet a number of minimum requirements. Check below what are:

  • 1 GHz processor with two or more 64-bit cores;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • 64 GB of storage;
  • HD screen (720p) larger than 9 inches;
  • Video card or graphics chip compatible with DirectX 12, or higher and with WDDM 2.0 driver;
  • Compatible with UEFI, Secure Boot and TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in version 2.0

How do I know if my PC is compatible?

In addition, if you have questions about operating system compatibility, Microsoft has released a tool called PC Health Check to check if the PC is compatible with the new update. See the next step by step.

  1. Download the PC Health Check software ;
  2. Install the program;
  3. When you open the tool, click “Check Now” in the Windows 11 presentation banner.

If everything is all right, a message will appear stating “This computer can run Windows 11”, as illustrated below. Otherwise, the problem may be related to BIOS settings, with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security module.

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