How to be among the first users to obtain Windows 11?

The first thing to do is ensuring that your computer’s hardware is up to the minimum technical requirements. To do this, you can use the official utility from Microsoft designed specifically to evaluate the hardware of your computer from the viewpoint of its compatibility with Windows 11. Your next step is becoming a member of the Windows Insider program. Here’s how to do it.

Worth noting, the first test versions of Windows 11 may be unstable, so you install them at your own risk. We recommend that you hold back from experimenting with the new OS on computers that you use for your daily work. If you’re willing to take the risks, the initial step is to sign up for the Windows Insider Program. You can do this on the official website of Windows Insider by pressing the Sign-Up button, as shown in the screenshot above. The site will ask you to log in using your Microsoft account that is tied to the computer you want to upgrade to Windows 11.

After successfully registering on the website, go to the settings of your computer and open the Update and Security section. Select the very last item on the list on the left: Windows Insider Program. You will be offered to select one of the three options for receiving updates. We recommend using the second one (beta channel), as these builds already include the fixes for critical bugs.