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New Windows 11 build for the Beta channel fixes more issues

We've been expecting this for a couple of weeks, but today, Microsoft finally separated Windows Insiders in the Dev channel from those in the Beta channel. The Dev channel is now testing next year's update for Windows 11 with build 22449, but the Beta channel is also getting a new update that's part of the...

Microsoft moves Windows 11 testers in the Dev channel to prerelease builds

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22449 to the Dev channel. That means that those Insiders are no longer getting cumulative updates for the RTM build of Windows 11. It also means that once you install this build, you'll have to do a clean installation of Windows if you want to roll...

Here are the CPUs that are compatible with Windows 11

Microsoft announced Windows 11 in June, and it published the new system requirements that day. In fact, the system requirements have changed. You now need a 64-bit CPU, and it needs to have at least two cores. RAM and storage requirements have been bumped up to 4GB and 64GB respectively. Other new requirements include TPM...

Microsoft is booting ineligible Windows 11 PCs out of the Windows Insider Program

When Microsoft originally announced Windows 11, it was quickly discovered that Microsoft had made some drastic changes to the system requirements. Most importantly, there are some strict requirements on which CPUs are supported by the new OS. When it came down to testing in the Windows Insider Program, however, the Redmond firm wasn't quite as...

The Windows 11 release date is officially set for October 5

Today, Microsoft is announcing that the official Windows 11 release date is October 5. Of course, as Microsoft has said this whole time, it's not coming to everyone on day one. It's going to be a staged rollout. First of all, new hardware with Windows 11 is going to start being released in October. You'll also see...

Android app support in Windows 11 delayed, likely until next year

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 earlier this year, it unveiled a lot of exciting new features. For example, it comes with an all-new design, Snap Layouts, Teams Chat, and a lot more. But one of the most interesting features in Windows 11 was that it was going to support Android apps by way of the...

You can check if your PC supports Windows 11 with Windows Update

Last week, Microsoft reaffirmed its commitment to the list of supported CPUs for Windows 11, and re-released the PC Health Check app. This app lets you check whether your PC is known to be compatible with Windows 11. But it looks like you won't need that app for much longer. Soon, you'll be able to...

[Update] You’ll be able to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs using an ISO

Microsoft had some bad news to share today when it announced that it wouldn't budge on most of the CPU requirements it imposed for Windows 11. The company initially said it was considering adding AMD Zen-based processors and 7th-generation Intel CPUs, but ended up only adding some niche Intel processor families. However, there's a bit...

New Windows 11 build brings new Microsoft 365 widget

Microsoft has released a rare Friday build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders. Today's update is once again a relatively small one as we continue to get closer to the official public release. In terms of news, Windows 11 build 22000.168 includes a new Microsoft 365 widget, but only for Azure AD accounts This new widget...

Windows 11 officially won’t support AMD Zen or most Intel 7th-gen processors

When Microsoft first announced Windows 11, it increased the system requirements for the OS for the first time since Windows 7 was released. While there were increases in the amount of RAM and storage needed, and there's a TPM 2.0 requirement, the biggest change came to CPU requirements. With Windows 11, you need an Intel...

How to install Windows 11 on Mac with Parallels (Intel)

There's no doubt that macOS is great. It has a clean modern look and runs incredibly fast on Apple's optimized hardware. That being said, sometimes you need to use Windows, even on your Mac. Parallels Desktop 17 is the newest iteration of the popular software that runs Windows side by side with macOS. There are...

Visual Studio finally shows up on the Microsoft Store in Windows 11

It's been nearly a decade since Microsoft debuted its app store on Windows 8. Obviously, the goal behind any app store is for it to be a place where you can safely find all of the apps you want, and that's a goal that Microsoft hasn't been able to achieve. In fact, the situation has...