Good news for Beta users: first ISOs for Windows 11 vNext

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  • This is a first for Microsoft in releasing ISO images for vNext.
  • This is a pre-release build.
  • Windows 11 is not a requirement for vNext.
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Microsoft released the Windows 11 Preview build 22454 which is the second dev channel build. Earlier on, it had split from the Beta channel. Fast forward to today, you can now download an official ISO. Microsoft is currently offering official insider images for various Windows 11 builds such as 22454, 22000.132, and 19044.1202 of Windows 10.

A First For Microsoft

Although this is a pre-release build, it is Microsoft’s first time to release Windows 11 vNext ISO images. The good thing about the Dev channel is that it is suitable for testing new features.

Notably, a Windows 10 build is also available in ISO format. The reason Microsoft started the seeding of builds was to cater for those that had been kicked out of the Beta channel for failing to meet Windows 11 requirements

Good News For Beta Channel Users

A few weeks back, Microsoft had advised users to move from the Dev channel to the Beta channel due to unstable builds. Now, Beta channel users have one more thing to smile about. They can install the ISO if they wish to without requiring WIndows 11.

ISO images are quite useful especially if you want a seamless installation of the OS. If you fancy the Windows 11 vNext, you are not necessarily tied to installing WIndows 11 as a package. Simply download the ISO and refresh.

Remember, there are three versions available for download from the Preview ISOs. The three include:

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 11 Enterprise
  • Windows 11 Home China

What are you most excited about the ISOs? Let us know in the comment section below.