Microsoft’s leading operating system, Windows, now has a new installment and there is a mixed bag of reactions from the fans and tech-savvies around the world. So let us talk about whether it is worth the upgrade or not. Please read the article below to know how can you get early beta access to Windows 11 before its official release.
The latest installment of the Windows was very much unexpected news for everybody. Nobody really expected it to suddenly pop out while it did. The Windows 11 news first came into global knowledge via a leak on July 15th. Some even say that Windows 11 is merely an update to the user interface of the existing Windows and it has a resemblance to macOS.
Since the leak, the official announcement by the company followed pretty soon, which made people very hyped up to see what they will be getting via this next-gen OS. The all-new Windows 11 is already available in beta preview and people are already testing its usability and gaming experience. In this article, we will talk about the release date, how to get access to beta preview and what’s new in the OS.
Release Date of Windows 11
Microsoft’s ‘next-gen’ Windows operating system was supposed to have a release Window within the ‘Holiday 2021’. But recently, a release date has been finalized, which is set for October 5th, 2021. But the update might not be available for the current Windows 10 users within this year. Microsoft has planned to release Windows 11 globally in multiple phases and will be available on most devices by the end of 2022. So expect your proper upgrade via somewhere around mid-2022 as the earliest.
However, there is another way you can have Windows 10 without waiting for its official update to roll out to your Windows 10 devices. This can be done by installing the next-gen OS through an ISO file, which would be available after its original release.
How to get access to Windows 11 Beta Preview
People who are willing to test out the brand new Windows and are looking forward to giving feedback may accomplish that through the Windows Insider program. You need to be signed up with the Windows Insider Program for this and be a part of the Developer or Beta channel. To do so, visit your settings option in your existing Windows 10 OS, then navigate to Update and Security, and then go to the Windows Insider program. From there, you can be signed up and select between the two channels to be eligible for a Windows 11 Beta preview.
Steps to Sign Up for Windows Insider Programme
- Go to your Settings option in Windows 10
- Navigate to Update and Security
- Visit the Windows Insider Programme at the bottom
- Be sure to turn on Optional Diagnostic Data
- Sign Up and Select any supported Channel
After upgrading to the Windows 11 OS, you can try it for yourselves and if the OS is not up to your liking, you can roll back to Windows 10 within the first 10 days. In this method, one needs to reach the minimum system requirement for testing the new update, so keep that in mind.
What’s New and More
The most eye-catching thing about the brand new Windows is the new User Interface and the Start Menu. The new Start Menu appears right at the middle of the screen by default, which can be set to the left too. The overall UI looks clean, neat, simple, and elegant at the same time. The Search Bar is replaced with a new Search mode which operates on its separate window and draws information across all devices and uses Bing for web results.
Windows 11 supports Dynamic Refresh Rate, that allows it to switch between two different refresh rate perfectly. Be that 60hz to 144hz, or the other way around, there’s no hesitation. There is also a feature called the Windows Widget that can be found by visiting the panel on the leftmost side of the home screen.
Another eye-catching feature is the auto HDR for games which doesn’t support it. The only thing you need is your monitor to support HDR and boom, Windows will force HDR onto your game.
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These were some of the many features that we found in the Windows 11 OS via the Windows Insider programme. If you are also looking to test it yourselves, be sure to do as mentioned above. Be sure to follow us at redjacket.gg for more similar gaming and tech-related content.