How to get the Windows 11 2024 Update

Although Windows 11 version 24H2 release is still months away, you can access an official preview through Windows Insider Programme
An undated logo of Windows 11. — Microsoft
An undated logo of Windows 11. — Microsoft

If you’re eager to experience the latest features and improvements in the Windows 11 2024 Update (version 24H2) before its official release, follow this guide to gain early access through the Windows Insider Program. 

The program allows developers, admins, and tech-users to test preview builds across different channels, with the Release Preview offering the earliest access to the new version. 

How to install latest Windows 11 version 24H2  

  • Open Settings: Click on the Start menu, then select Settings. 
  • Navigate to Windows Update: In the Settings window, choose Windows Update from the left-hand menu. 
  • Join the Insider Program: Select Windows Insider Program and click on the Get started button. Sign in with your Microsoft account when prompted. 
  • Select Your Channel: After joining, you will need to choose the appropriate Insider channel. For the latest features, select the Dev Channel, which offers the earliest builds with the newest features. 
  • Confirm Your Choice: Confirm your channel selection and follow any on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  • Go to Windows Update: Return to the Windows Update section in Settings.
  • Check for Updates: Click on the Check for updates button. The system will search for available updates in the chosen Insider channel.
  • Download and Install: If the 24H2 update is available, it will appear in the list of updates. Click on Download and install to start the process.
  • Restart Your PC: Once the update is downloaded, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart now to apply the update.
  • Finish the Setup: After restarting, Windows will finalise the installation. Follow any additional prompts to complete the setup.

By following these steps, you can enjoy the new features and improvements of Windows 11 version 24H2 ahead of the official release, helping Microsoft to refine the update through your feedback.