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Muhammed Cetin
Muhammed Cetin

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How to Become a Windows Insider for Windows 11 Beta?

Microsoft will start the Windows 11 beta program in the beginning of June, 2021.

To be able to upgrade your current Windows to Windows 11 before it is released for everyone next fall, you need to join Microsoft's Windows Insider program.

There are three different channels in this program:

  • DEV Channel: Ideal for highly technical users. Be the first to access the latest Windows 11 builds earliest in the development cycle with the newest code. There will be some rough edges and low stability (I'm in this channel because I'm a developer).

  • BETA Channel (Recommended): Ideal for early adopters. These Windows 11 builds will be more reliable than builds from our Dev Channel, with updates validated by Microsoft. Your feedback has the greatest impact here.

  • Release Preview Channel: Ideal if you want to preview fixes and certain key features, plus get optional access to the next version of Windows 10 before it's generally available to the world. This cannel is also recommended for commercial users.

If you've choose the channel what you want to join, let's start the journey 😊

Becoming a Windows Insider

  1. Open Start Menu and type "Windows Insider", then click on Windows Insider Program Settings.
    Windows Insider Program Settings

  2. If you see the message like the one below, you need to change your Diagnostic & Feedback settings. Because this program needs your feedbacks and diagnostic data, you need to allow these options. To fix this problem, click Fix the problem 😎
    Fix the problem about Windows Insider Program

  3. If you've a PIN on your Windows, enter it, or you use an online account, you need to enter its password to get the permission.
    Windows Security

  4. Choose the second option I've marked on the image below, and allow Windows to collect diagnostic data on your PC.
    Diagnostic & Feedback

  5. Now, you're ready to join the insider program. Click Get started.
    Getting Started to Windows Insider Program

  6. You need to have an online Microsoft account to become an insider. Link your Microsoft account by clicking on the Link an account option. Then, enter your account information and login.
    Link an Account to Windows Insider Program Settings

  7. As I've explained above, there are three insider channels. Choose the most suitable channel for you and click on it. Then click Confirm.
    Windows Insider Channels

  8. Click Confirm.
    A better Windows for everyone

  9. Restart your computer. Done ✌
    Restart PC Now


Now, you're a Windows Insider and ready for Windows 11 Beta program. When it is released for you, you'll be able to get it on Windows Update.

If you'll encounter any errors when joinning the insider program or updating your current Windows to Windows 11, feel free to ask for help by using the discussion form below 😉

I'm here to help you related to Windows 11 🤞

Top comments (2)

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Zeeshan Syed

How buggy were the previous builds in DEV channel according to your experience?
I want to signup for it in my main daily usage laptop and afraid of issues.

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Muhammed Cetin

If you don't have an extra PC and need your laptop for daily usage, I recommend not signing up for the DEV channel.

Because my job is related to operating systems, I need to try them as soon as possible. If I didn't have to do this, I would sign up for the Beta channel.