Don’t set up the Windows 11 build leaked

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Photo: Thannaree Deepul (Shutterstock) – Unfinished compilation of what is supposed to be online leaked by Windows 11 and installed by people. It looks like Windows users are undergoing a major overhaul based on the early impressions: Screenshots show the all-new macOS layout of the desktop, a new interface for the Windows Explorer, new Start Menus, and some of Windows’ best integrated wallpapers.

Some people are excited about the changes, others are not that excited, but it is safe to say that everybody is at least curious about the technical operating system that Microsoft still unannounces (the next update to Windows 10 in Sun Valley is expected to be renamed Windows 11). That said, the Windows 11 leaked update should probably not be installed.

The argument is the same as when we are cautioned that beta constructions of other operating systems and test applications like Chrome Canary will be installed: Windows 11 is unfinished and unstable. The leaked Windows 11 is technically unofficial too, so if you install it, something will not help you fix it—and perhaps something will break if you take account of how well known are officially buggy Windows updates.

Screenshot: Microsoft

You can also not installe Windaws 11 through official channels, which means that you would have to download Windows 11 elsewhere—and hackers like to mislead suspect users with malicious links masking it as leaked software. You can’t install it on the Windows Insider Channels.

I’m not going to deny it’s fun to try new products early, but Microsoft isn’t yet releasing Windows 11, let alone a beta release. Windows 11 can likely be used by developers, reporters, and high level users, but users should keep the pace clear until an official beta is released by Microsoft.

Frankly, if you don’t have a secondary PC you should probably avoid the official pre-release versions, too; it would be safe to keep your primary machine safe on Windows 10 if you don’t have the secondary PC.

Other Windows 10 users may feel urged to attempt to “safeguard” the operating system in Windows 11 – but don’t worry. The missing Windows 11 would not only be an incomplete Windows 10 experience but Microsoft has also confirmed that it supports Windows 10 until October 14, 202, so Windows 10 is still being updated for several years, even after Windows 11 is launched officially.

Of course, Microsoft can push for users to Windows 11 even if Windows 10 is still active, but in theory you are able to stick with Windows 10 for some time if you like. And to stick to Windows 10 for the foreseeable future is just what you should do.