How to install Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices

Microsoft has formally announced Windows 11 and it will be available for download on 20th October. The new operating system is expected to have a lot of improvements in terms of performance and security. In order to use the preview version, you need to have Windows 7 or a later version installed on your device. This tutorial will help you install Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices. 

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Windows 11 has been released on the Microsoft Insider Program. This is a pre-beta release of Windows 11, and it is not stable enough to be used as your primary operating system. For this reason, the installation process may require rooting your device, which would destroy the warranty and make your device inoperable. With that said, here are some steps you can take to get Windows 11 up and running:

How to install Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices

Install Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices

Windows 11 is the next update of Windows and it comes with so many new interesting feature many new features to the table. If your device doesn’t support it, see these instructions on how to install Windows 11 preview:

  • First of all, press Win+I keys to open the Windows Settings.
  • Click on the Update & Security section.
  • Select the Windows Insider Program option.
  • Click on the “Get Started” button.

Windows 11 via Insider Program

  • Click the Link an account button to connect your Microsoft account.
  • Select the Microsoft account and click on the Continue button.
  • On the next page, select the Release Preview Channel option.

Select Release Preview Ring

  • Click on the Confirm button to continue.
  • Again click on the Confirm button to agree with the term and uses.
  • Click on the Restart button when prompted. 
  • Sign in to your Windows account when Windows starts
  • Now click on Start, type regedit, and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • On the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path:
  • On the right pane, double-tap on the “UIBranch” key.
  • Set its value data Dev and click the OK button.

Modify the registry

  • Similarly, double click on UIContentType and change its value data Mainline.
  • Click on the OK button to apply the changes.
  • In the same way, double-click on the UIRing string.
  • Change the Value data to External, and save it.

Note: In case you didn’t find any of the above-listed entries, go back to the Windows Insider Program and enroll again. 

Alternate method

If the above method doesn’t allow installing Windows 11 on your device, use this alternate approach –

  • Open the Registry Editor first and browse to the following path:
  • Double click on the BranchName key, change its Value data to Dev and click OK.
  • Similarly, change the Value data of the ContentType to Mainline.
  • Also, change the Value data of the Ring key External.

Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices - modify registry

  • Now close the Registry Editor and restart your PC.

After you complete the steps successfully, you will be able to receive preview builds from the Windows Insider Program for the device that does even not supports TPM 2.0 or has a processor without support. Your unsupported device is now ready to be tested with Windows 11 preview builds. 

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