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Microsoft gives Insiders a warning about upcoming Windows 11 builds

Windows 11 Tease
Windows 11 Tease (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • New builds are coming to the Dev Channel.
  • They're not as stable as usual, according to Microsoft.
  • For those who prefer stability over surprises, the Beta Channel is where to go.

Not everyone likes to experiment. Some want a safe, vanilla experience or want to avoid anything that could cause headaches or uncomfortable situations. That's why Microsoft has advised folks to consider going to the Beta Channel if they're not ready for the alpha adventures of the Dev Channel, the likes of which is set to get a bit more unstable with its upcoming Windows 11 builds.

As reported by HTNovo (a site you can enjoy either by using Edge's built-in translator or by learning Italian), Microsoft is emailing its Dev Channel users with a heads up that its flighting efforts are about to hit some turbulence in the form of builds that don't represent what consumers will receive with Windows 11 when it's properly released.

Microsoft's email also recommends that those who don't want to see early, less-than-stable developments should consider hopping over to the Beta channel, where such experiments cannot reach them. The email notes that should you choose to stay on the Dev Channel, no special actions are necessary. Just grab a life jacket and enjoy the ride. Otherwise, if you'd rather keep things stable, you can hop over to Windows 11's Beta Channel releases.

For other news regarding Windows 11, take a look around Windows Central. There's an interesting piece on the design philosophy that went into creating Windows 11's sounds, as well as a quick explainer on where to get Windows 11 ISOs (if you've been waiting for an official release from Microsoft), among other things such as helpful Windows 11 how-tos.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

9 Comments
  • Lol it's already unstable so I'd hate to see what happens
  • I don't find it unstable at all. 🤷
  • For me it's good enough, but I get the occasional GSOD when resuming from sleep/lock
  • Staying out of dodge. Last time I tried it. It killed everything. I mean everything. I ended up having to do a massive reset to 10 with an iso. Im good staying away.
  • Use a virtual machine lol.
  • I use dual boot. Windows 10 and dual to Windows 11. Best of both worlds.
  • I took a few hours this afternoon to reinstall both Windows 10 and 11 in separate partitions. Now I'll simply use 10 when I need to do serious work and 11 for fun. I guess that's a safer approach, although 11 feels a lot more stable now than previous releases. Just some occasional issues with the wireless connection.
  • I wonder if this means that Microsoft will be adding the Android subsystem this, or next Thursday. It makes sense that the cosmetic changes don't really introduce many stability bugs, but the Android layer will. If I was a betting man, that is what my money would be on.
  • I'm running the Beta on my main PC. Looks like skipping the Dev channel was a good call.