The only official way we have right now to test Windows 11, yes, in its trial versions that tend to be more unstable and contain more errors than the one we usually see installed on computers, is to enter the Windows Insider program.

This is a program where we are going to serve Microsoft to go testing the operating system,  to know all those errors that are occurring to collect information and thus polish it in subsequent versions.

This does not guarantee that Microsoft will let you install Windows 11, because if you do not meet the requirements that they mark you may not have the option to access the test program, although it is also true that for these versions they are usually more permissive.

So we will have Windows 11

The way to receive Windows 11 to be able to try it is the one we have told you, that is, through the Microsoft program. But let's see how it is done to achieve this, something that is very simple if we follow these steps:

  • Let's go to Windows 10 Settings and for that, we tap on the cogwheel that is at the bottom left of the Start menu.
  • Then we go into Update and Security.
  • Once inside we will see how in the bottom, specifically in the left menu appears Windows Insider Program. That's where we need to click now.
  • Now we click on Get Started.
Windows Insider Program
  • The next thing you're going to ask us to do is to link a Microsoft account that we have on file.
Windows Insider Program
  • From that moment and after a few seconds, it will let us choose between the three possibilities we have to try Windows 11.

These possibilities are divided into:

  • Development Channel –These are the first builds to be released of Windows 11. They are in development, so they may still contain bugs. It is a part that is more dedicated to expert users.
  • Beta channel: it is the one recommended by Microsoft for most users who want to try Windows 11 in advance since they are validated updates that serve to polish them completely thanks to the experience that users send.
  • Version preview channel– With this part the access will be preview and is not specific to Windows 11, as only the latest versions are seen, so for now, it is only Windows 10.
Windows Insider Program

Once you have finished the whole process since we choose the option that interests us the most, if we still have windows 10 updates pending, these will be installed before, and then receive Windows 11 on our computer.

As is normal if you have decided on the version for development, the installation will be right now, but if you have decided to stay with the beta, you will still have to wait a bit for it to be installed on your PC.

Windows Insider Program

Requirements for installing Windows 11

Microsoft has reported that there will be computers that do not meet the requirements to install Windows 11 that will be able to access the Windows 11 Insider program, but that as soon as the final version arrives they will have to return to Windows 10.

In addition, the American company, they have also talked about that in the future they would be more specific with the requirements, they could even change some for the benefit of some users, but that is something that will be known later.

Anyway, the latest features that the Edmond-based brand has made public are as follows, so if your computer doesn't meet any of them, today it wouldn't be able to install Windows 11, although that could change in the future.

  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or a system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 GB or more.
  • Storage– 64 GB or more of available storage is required to install Windows 11.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • System Firmware: UEFI, compatible with Secure Boot.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module(TPM)version 2.0.
  • Display: high definition display (720p), monitor 9" or higher, 8 bits per color channel.
  • Internet connection– Internet connectivity is required to perform updates and to download and use some features.

We can also be a little more specific with the processors that are compatible with the new Windows 11. In theory, if your processor doesn't appear on this list, they won't let you install the new operating system.

  • Intel 8th Gen.
  • Intel 9th Gen.
  • Intel 10th Gen.
  • Intel 11th Gen and newer.
  • Intel Xeon Skylake-SP.
  • Cascade Lake-SP.
  • Cooper Lake-SP.
  • Xeon Ice Lake-SP.
  • Newer Pentium and Celeron processors.

Knowing all this you can enjoy Windows 11 on your computer before anyone else to try it and be among the first to experience what it offers again.

From now on, all that remains is for you to decide which part of the experience you want to live and, above all, to know if your computer can be one of the graceful ones.