changing the Windows 11 insider program channel

Exx 21 Reputation points
2021-07-13T13:08:28.09+00:00

there was a problem when changing the channel from dev to beta. Windows insider program writes: "Your computer does not meet the minimum hardware requirements recommended for Windows 11, and there may be problems and errors that will affect your work."
tell me how to change the channel in this case.

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  1. Percival Yang 721 Reputation points
    2021-07-14T01:48:58.293+00:00

    Hi
    @Exx
    As far as I know, Once you use Windows Update to update into dev version, Microsoft generally not support dev channel users switch to Beta Channel or Release Preview Channel. So, may I have a question, what version of windows are you currently using, win10 or win11?
    If you are already in win11 dev and want to select beta channel, you have to do a rollback or clean install.

    This is the official link for your reference
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-insider/flighting#switching-between-channels

    So far we can use this tool in below link, Microsoft also has one but currently it is being maintained and due to publish again.
    https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11/
    Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
    This tool will tell which hardware requirements you don't meet, some of which we have solutions, if you want further help, please provide us the screen short.

    You can also use WinPE to install win11 beta channel. iso, bypassing the hardware requirements although we don't suggest. Microsoft has not released any images of win11.

    Hope this can help you
    If your need further help, be free reply to me at your convenience.

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,831 Reputation points
    2021-07-13T16:02:14.407+00:00

    Some PCs which are not meeting the minimum requirement might be able to join the Dev channel but not the Beta channel.
    Take a look at:
    https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/06/24/preparing-for-insider-preview-builds-of-windows-11/
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