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Here's where, how you can download the Windows 11 Preview Build

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 28 2021 7:08 PM CDT

Microsoft has followed through with its promises of releasing the first Windows 11 Preview Build for its Insiders on the Dev Channel.

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Windows 11 Build 22000.51 is available and while this is the very latest version of Microsoft's operating system, it won't pack all of the new features and functions that Windows 11 will have when it releases officially later this year. But, there are still some great things to play around with inside of Windows 11 Build 22000.51 now that it's out.

Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc of the Windows development team wrote explains: "As we finalize the product over the coming months, we will work with you to validate the experience. You will get to try many, but not all, of the new features we showed last week in this early preview".

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Microsoft delivering the 'best PC gaming experiences' with Windows 11

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 24 2021 8:41 PM CDT

It looks like PC gamers are in for a treat with Windows 11, with Microsoft aiming for its latest operating system to be the "the best Windows ever for gaming".

During the Windows 11 reveal, Xbox corporate vice president for game creator experience and ecosystem, Sarah Bond, said that Windows 11 is "the best Windows ever for gaming". Microsoft is building the Xbox Game Pass "right into Windows 11" which is going to be a huge contributor to Windows 11 and its "best Windows ever for gaming" marketing.

Xbox Games Pass being built directly into Windows 10 doesn't just give you everything on Xbox ala carte, but rather it will let gamers "play the highest-fidelity fames on all PCs". If you sign up for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, then you'll get access to cloud streaming.

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Here's how you'll be able to download the Windows 11 beta next week

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 24 2021 8:17 PM CDT

Microsoft is still months away from the official release of Windows 11, but between now and then we can expect a flurry of betas to hit Windows Insiders -- giving us a nice hype ramp over the coming months to the full release of Windows 11.

Windows 11 beta builds will begin going out to Windows Insiders starting June 28, 2021 -- just days from now. The early build of Windows 11 going out to Windows Insiders isn't the full Windows 11 though, as it'll be missing features -- which features we don't know just yet -- and not providing the full Windows 11 experience.

You can join the Windows Insider program, if you've got Windows 10 installed -- and if you've got the right hardware. You can sign up to the Windows Insider program on the official website, or if you type "Windows Insider" into the Search bar on Windows 10 you can do it all from there.

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Intel Bridge technology + Windows 11 bringing Android apps to Windows

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 24 2021 7:51 PM CDT

Windows 11 was revealed and detailed today, with one of the biggest surprises is that Microsoft's next-generation operating system will run Android apps.

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During the Windows 11 reveal, Microsoft and Intel announced that Intel Core-powered Windows PCs would be capable of running Android apps, as well as multi-monitor support through Intel Thunderbolt 4 technology. Intel Core-based PCs with Thunderbolt 4 will have out-of-the-box support for multi-monitors and Windows 11's new Windows Snap technology.

But what about AMD? Will the AMD Ryzen CPUs be capable of running Android apps on Windows 11? That remains to be seen, as Microsoft and Intel weren't clear on that during the announcement. Intel Core CPU + Windows 11 = runs Android apps... but Intel did say Intel Bridge technology was designed to work on "all x86 platforms".

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Windows 11 will run Android apps on Windows, through Amazon Appstore

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 24 2021 7:31 PM CDT

Microsoft has just unveiled and detailed its next-gen Windows 11 operating system, and sure -- we've got a fresh new UI, a totally new Start menu, and so much more -- but did you know that Windows 11 will run your Android apps, too?

That's right -- Windows 11 will let you run your Android apps, but get this... it'll be done through the Amazon Appstore because that totally makes sense. All of your favorite Android apps will be downloaded through the Amazon Appstore, from the redesigned Microsoft Store inside of Windows 11.

This will be a big blow to Apple which has been shifting more and more onto the desktop with its fresh new iMac that uses Apple's new in-house M1 chip, with future iMacs to use the next-gen M2 processor. Apple's big shift away from Intel has been happening for years, and now Microsoft is embracing Android apps with Windows 11.

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Microsoft intros next-gen Windows 11, free upgrade for Win 10 users

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 24 2021 7:07 PM CDT

Microsoft has just officially unveiled its next-gen Windows 11 operating system, simplifying the entire design and user experience, providing some new tools and technologies -- to a totally new Start button, sounds, fonts, icons, and a million-and-one things in-between.

Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users, with minimum PC requirements not so bad... with Microsoft requiring a 64-bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage for Windows 11. Underneath the hood, Windows 11 has a revamped UI, a totally fresh Start menu, multi-tasking improvements, and performance boosts across the board.

Microsoft has been working on Windows 11 through the pandemic, which changes millions of lives -- and the way that millions of people used their technology. Windows 11 has been fine-tuned for the desktop PC, laptops, touchscreen devices, and more -- a beautifully refreshed UI (user interface), a new Start menu, and more.

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PC not compatible with Windows 11? Try this fix

Derek Strickland | Thu, Jun 24 2021 4:16 PM CDT

Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 for free, but only if your system passes a test.

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Microsoft has released a new system checkup tool to determine if your PC is ready for the free Windows 11 upgrade. The test isn't straightforward and many users are perplexed when their newer PCs don't pass the test. The common culprit seems to be a TPM, a chip designed to secure your PC.

Windows 11 requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0 in order to run. TPMs are usually integrated right into your motherboard, but AMD has a firmware-based TPM in Ryzen CPUs that can be enabled.

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Uh, so the default Windows 11 wallpapers are amazing

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Jun 17 2021 7:56 PM CDT

The hype for Microsoft's next-gen Windows 10 operating system is pretty real, with the official reveal event taking place in less than a week -- on June 24 -- but before then, check out these awesome default wallpapers for Windows 11.

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The recent Windows 11 leak has allowed the default wallpaper to be leaked alongside it, and they're really, really good. Microsoft has continued to make improvements with the default wallpaper with its new Windows operating system releases, but Windows 11 has the best default wallpaper by far.

Microsoft is including wallpaper for both light and dark modes in Windows 11, and as a big fan of the dark mode in any operating system -- the dark-themed wallpaper for Windows 11 looks especially awesome. I can't wait to see how that looks blown up on a 43-inch 4K monitor.

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Check out the first leaked screenshots from next-gen Windows 11

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jun 15 2021 9:11 PM CDT

We are getting our first glimpse of Microsoft's next-gen Windows 11 operating system ahead of its official debut on June 24, thanks to some new leaked screenshots on the Chinese site Baudi.

Windows 11 Pro is what we're looking at here, with its refreshed UI that is looking very Windows 10X-ish but totally refreshed with many layers of paint for the next-gen feels in Windows 11. One of the biggest changes that you will notice is that the taskbar icons are now centered, which is already making my eyes feel wonky at the thought of readjusting to that once I have Windows 11 installed.

There's some major UI tweaks across the board with Windows 11, with the much-touted simplified version of the Start menu that has pinned apps, recent files, and let's you quickly restart or shut down your Windows 11 device. As The Verge's Tom Warren says "it's really a lot more simplified than what exists in Windows 10 today".

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Microsoft will unveil next-gen Windows 11 OS on June 24

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jun 6 2021 7:06 PM CDT

Microsoft has teased that the next generation of Windows is nearly upon us, where the official Windows Twitter account has said for the world to join them on June 24 at 11AM ET for "what's next" with Windows.

We knew it was coming, as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella teased the "next generation of Windows" just last week and that the company would be sharing "one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade". The last we heard about the next-gen Windows was this time last year, with rumors of big changes to the Windows UI that were coming.

Now we know that is just one part of many changes coming to the next-gen Windows 11, which is codenamed Sun Valley and will have a "sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows". We should expect influence from Windows 10X, which isn't around anymore -- but the visual feel of Windows 10X will be felt throughout Windows 11, and so much more.

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