Free Windows 11 upgrade: How to download the Insider Preview build today to try it early

Free Windows 11 upgrade: How to download the Insider Preview build today to try it early

You’ll be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free if you’re already a Windows 10 user, and can test out an early version now. Use the PC Health Check app now to see if your PC will be able to run Microsoft’s new operating system.

Windows 11 is on the way, and if you’re already a Windows 10 user, it will be free to upgrade to Microsoft’s newly redesigned operating system. (Find everything you need to know about Windows 11 here.) So long as your PC meets the minimum requirements, you’ll be able to update to Windows 11 the same way you usually update Windows 10 — once it starts rolling out during the 2021 holiday season and into 2022. (While we don’t have an exact date yet, Microsoft has dropped some hints that it could arrive as early as October.)

If you’re a member of the Windows Insider Program and just can’t wait until the final version arrives, you can download the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build today and test out some of the new features, like widgets, snap layouts, virtual desktops and the new Microsoft Store. We’ll tell you how below.

First, to see if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, check out Microsoft’s site for specifications. And if you buy a new PC between now and the general release, that computer will also be eligible for the free upgrade.

If you haven’t updated to Windows 10 yet, don’t worry — there’s a trick for downloading Windows 10 free that still works. Now would be a good time to make the switch to prepare your machine for the Windows 11 upgrade.

How to download the Windows 11 Insider Preview build

If you’re a member of the Windows Insider Program (you can sign up now for free), you can download the first Insider Preview build of Windows 11 now. However, it’s important to note that beta versions, particularly early ones like this, tend to be buggy. You should never download a beta on your primary device, only on a tester device if you have one. For most people, it’s best to wait for the public beta to arrive in July, or better yet, the general release later in the year. This first build also does not include every new feature that will eventually arrive with the general release.     ReadMore

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