Unable to install Windows 11 Insider preview builds? You're not alone.
Minimum requirements continue to be a thorn in the side of Windows 11. This time, some Insiders have been unable to install the operating system's first preview build.
What you need to know
- Some people with PCs that appear to meet the minimum requirements of Windows 11 have been unable to install the first preview build of the operating system.
- Microsoft acknowledges the issue and has rolled out an update that should fix it.
- Some Insiders with PCs that should be exempt from the minimum requirements of Windows 11 have also been unable to install the preview build.
The first Windows 11 Insider Preview build started rolling out yesterday. Many eager would-be testers went to install the build, but were met with a surprising error message. Despite PCs seemingly meeting the minimum requirements for Windows 11, many Insiders were unable to install the preview version of the OS. Microsoft appears to have resolved the issue.
An update to Microsoft's post on preparing for Insider Preview builds of Windows 11 acknowledges the issue:
Microsoft also promised that certain Windows Insiders would be able to test Windows 11 on hardware that doesn't meet the minimum requirements of the OS:
Insiders that meet these requirements have also run into issues installing the latest preview build of Windows 11, as highlighted by MSPowerUser.
Have you run into issues installing the first preview build of Windows 11? Let us know in the comments below.
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