Microsoft Releases First Official Windows 11 Insider Preview, Available for Download Now

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Microsoft Releases First Official Windows 11 Insider Preview, Available for Download Now

Windows Insiders, it is time to hit the Windows Update button. Microsoft has now released the first official Windows 11 Insider Preview version. Windows 11 build 22000.51 was released early June 28, 2021. This marks the first time Windows 11 enthusiasts have been able to access an official Windows 11 build.

Official Windows 11 Insider Preview Build Goes Live

Microsoft finally unveiled Windows 11 at its big “What’s Next for Windows?” event on June 24, 2021. Although the Internet was awash with fury over the leaked Windows 11 build one week before, it was just an unfinished version.

Windows 11 Insider Preview customers now have the opportunity to download and install the official version of the operating system from Microsoft.

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Windows 11 build 222000.51 contains all the features that were revealed at the Microsoft event last week, as well as the features we had already seen and used via the Windows 11 leak.

After installing Windows 11 Insider Preview, you will access the new Start Menu with its central location and curved edges. This menu is also available throughout the operating system. In addition, you can also explore the new Settings menu and improvements to the notification centre, as well as upgrades to File Explorer.

Windows 11 Insider Preview Launches with New Features

The Official Microsoft Insider Preview blog outlines everything you can expect in the latest Windows 11 release, as well as the known issues associated with build 22000.51.

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We will be working with you to validate your experience as we finish the product in the next months. Many of the features that we showcased last week will be available to you, but not all. As we get closer to the launch of these features, we will add more features like Chat with Microsoft Teams or Android apps in Microsoft Store.

You shouldn’t use Windows 11 Insider Preview for your daily operating system. Not yet, at least. Windows 11’s early versions are likely to have bugs and errors, with the possibility of data loss. So signing up for the Windows Insider Preview program is not something you should take lightly, especially if you are using Windows 11 as your daily driver.

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Windows 11 Insider Preview Users Cannot Upgrade

It wasn’t easy. Many Windows 11 users who want to upgrade to the Insider preview build have difficulty, even though their computer meets the minimum hardware requirements.

Some users reported the following message:

Your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11. However, you may still receive Insider Preview builds on your device until Windows 11 generally becomes available. In that case, it is recommended to install Windows 10 from scratch.

Microsoft recommends that you restart your computer and check Windows Update for the most recent update if you receive the above message when installing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.51