Windows 11 beta deep dive: new design, dark mode, and Start menu

You can now test a preview version of Windows 11 before its launch later this year. Here's our first look at Microsoft's new OS, including the new Start menu, design, store, and much more.

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  1. The Verge

    The Verge

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Are you installing the beta?

    • xBrandon 22

      xBrandon 22

      19 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Kim Jong-Un Mac can't do everything that windows can do

    • Shadiest Mist 452

      Shadiest Mist 452


      i will soon...

    • Manas Pradhan

      Manas Pradhan


      @JKN Productions F

    • Cenizasnovas



      It depends, are you instaling the ventilation backwards?

    • Aakash Pai

      Aakash Pai

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      @Shaurya Mani Tripathi Yep, enjoy windows 11!

  2. Howard T_Duck

    Howard T_Duck

    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    the issue of search is exactly the same in Windows 10 because search and he browser are baked together and update together. i like Firefox at home, myself, but I appreciate Microsoft strongly supporting their brand browser.

  3. S . Chauhan

    S . Chauhan

    19 दिवसांपूर्वी

    &8:3 ? 3

  4. dsp4


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    OSes have become so formulaic. Android, Windows and macOS barely introduce any compelling features anymore. There used to be a time when every new version brought massive changes. Now it's just some aesthetic tweaks. It's understandable since they've become so incredibly complex that every little change is a huge undertaking. But it shows that we've reached saturation and it's getting very difficult to improve. Hopefully this is also indicative that we'll see new paradigm shifts that'll shake the market and bring forward innovation. Maybe it'll be mixed reality OSes, maybe it'll be something else.

  5. sagarpandya82



    Bunch-count is off the chart.

  6. Abhishek



    Will it be in complete dark mode in the final version?

  7. Hazardteam



    Just like a mac OsX lion degraded clone (10 years later...)

  8. Brian Mecky

    Brian Mecky


    Name of the music which starts at 10:27

  9. Dead



    shabadaba like a meboo

  10. Mahesh Bandara Wijerathna

    Mahesh Bandara Wijerathna


    Still no proper dark mode. It's insane how they failed to do that even with a whole new OS and WinUI 3.

  11. R N S

    R N S


    Bro I am unable to open Microsoft store in Windows 11 pls help !!!

  12. rey gomez

    rey gomez


    i just wish they keep the os fast not just a large dump of bloatware and cosmetic changes

  13. rey gomez

    rey gomez


    edge is actually better than chrome




    where is the control panel??? :-)

  15. Talha Ganie

    Talha Ganie

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    "centered, taskbar centered, start menu, centered, yes, its centered"

  16. Achmed Islamic Hernawan

    Achmed Islamic Hernawan

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    watching this in 60fps, I cry because of my 7th gen processor 😂

  17. PseudoEmpathy


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So is it only capable of pushing 100 fps? I have a 300Hz display so...

  18. Henry X

    Henry X

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    i am using the dev. Not bad ,especially for animation

  19. Aidid Rashed Efat

    Aidid Rashed Efat

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Thank you Microsoft! My hope on Windows is now restored ❤️

  20. goodness samuel

    goodness samuel

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Question. if you download this, will you still have all of your files?

  21. walkley


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    As long as you can remove the "News" from the widgets I'll be happy.

  22. Krishna Chaitanya

    Krishna Chaitanya

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Great upgrade for the Win10 , can't wait to have it on my system. And nice touch with the 'Its coming home' :D

  23. mradelphi02


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Ermmmm…did he just call it “Soccer”? !!!!

  24. Cristiano Teixeira

    Cristiano Teixeira

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    How would this affect the surface go 2 M3? Would it make it snappier or still the same? Thinking of getting that device soon but contemplating on the iPad Air too. Mainly for university.

  25. Cosmic Jerry

    Cosmic Jerry

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    🤖 ☕ 💻

  26. Brahim Bougair

    Brahim Bougair

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I have a question need an answer please.. I install windows 11 but i can't find whatsapp in microsoft store, i heared that we can use android apps without emulators.. i want just using whatsapp in my laptop without using my phone, please any suggestions please

  27. Yasir Irshad

    Yasir Irshad

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I don't think a review of this sort can get any simpler. Very straightforward and to the point.

  28. Nathan


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Adobe software works ok with this release?

  29. Steve Kenney

    Steve Kenney

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Nice review, but in my opinion you missed one of the biggest productivity improvements in Windows 11... That being 'Task Viewer' ... Totally available using just your mouse... Easier to preview what's on each desktop, and switch windows between desktops, and the ability to set different backgrounds for each desktop. Before it was just there, and now I use it regularly for organizing different tasks on a different desktop. Much improved, and worth the price of admission.

  30. David B.

    David B.

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    With Android app support coming. A surface tablet is much more appealing to me now

  31. IT N1nja

    IT N1nja

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Move the control panel applets into settings modules? You want me to saw off my arm as well? I haven't found a settings module that improves upon a control panel applet yet. Networking is the WORST offender here.

  32. Anton Pogonin

    Anton Pogonin

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So it's mac os. No thank you.

  33. Giordano Bruno

    Giordano Bruno

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So basically some slapstick UI theme changes with menu vestiges from 7, still no global dark mode, widgets still don't pop out, some minimal new features and they still force feed me Edge. What a disappointment.

  34. Avron Fernandes

    Avron Fernandes

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I have to use Windows 10 for work, but personally, I still prefer 7 or XP. I find most of the added functionality pointless and irritating. Ofcourse, you can't beat Linux.

  35. Abhishek Oza

    Abhishek Oza

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Is there a Windows1.0 theme available in Windows11?

  36. J7 K10

    J7 K10

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  37. Stark Zaibatsu

    Stark Zaibatsu

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Can windows finally get basic features like search right? Or a taskmaster that doesn't crash when I'm trying to close another frozen program? It's sad and makes me think none of the programmers at Microsoft use Windows in their personal lives because these problems have lived on for over a decade

  38. DigitalAwareness


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It’s a mac…

  39. Zakhele Hakonze

    Zakhele Hakonze

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    This will look beautiful when its complete...

  40. wroot


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So, is there a way to map a drive in this new File Explorer? Or do we go back to net use command? :) It's about time users learn some cmd :D

  41. Pratik Thakur

    Pratik Thakur

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    At 2:10 the file explorer ribbon can be further minimized to just single line like linux, otherwise it is wastage of space and also the emptiness looks bad. The same line where we see text "Explorer" can easily fit all the commands and it would look more descent as wee see in mac and linux.

  42. Flik


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Good review! I like the depth of checking, such as the forced Edge use and the advanced mouse settings. More channels should go this deep :)

  43. Arie Lesner

    Arie Lesner

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    are there any changes in the core engine that can cues computability problems with app's and software that are currently running on windows 10?

  44. Tek Minion

    Tek Minion

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    In regards to windows 11 that makes me prefer MacOS, is that the iOS apps that work on the M1 are actually from the iOS App Store, rather than me having to go through a 3rd party to get them like Amazon.

  45. Tech Sauce

    Tech Sauce

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Windows edges are now *curved* ..not covered !!

  46. Tech Sauce

    Tech Sauce

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Meh 🙄 We can center taskbar in win 10 itself ...

  47. Bluetooth


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    That start menu is a disaster

  48. Sakurasawa Sumi

    Sakurasawa Sumi

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    why is this channel even alive just delet your channel

    • Graphics Card

      Graphics Card

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      Random comment but ok

    • The Great Arceus

      The Great Arceus

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      What do you mean? What's your issue?

  49. AcidSnake87


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Don’t forget that LIVESTRONG bracelet.

  50. Matt


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Looks a bit like linux in a few places too...

  51. FlexTune Music

    FlexTune Music

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    wow it's super smooth

  52. Daoud Makram

    Daoud Makram

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    reminds me so much of Deepin Linux distribution...

  53. Atom Artz

    Atom Artz

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Love that intro

  54. john sargeant

    john sargeant

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    another microsoft disaster

  55. TscSO3C


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Does the bluetooth icon dissapear randomly still?

  56. Mr Junker

    Mr Junker

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Microsoft should remove TPM requirement nobody uses TPM , i didn't know it existed till now . It should be a choice to use it or not .

  57. Anton Mills

    Anton Mills

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It’s ‘Three by Three’. Unless you meant Free by Free?

  58. BuschBiene


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I can understand that he dont like that the settings send the user into the old ui from time to time. But at least you can now get directly to it, in Windows 10 you had to know where the old settings are stored. For Microphone settings it was a pain in the a** to get the detailed settings 😂

  59. Shubhendra Singh

    Shubhendra Singh

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Centered, simplistic, looks better. But not everywhere.

  60. Ben


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I hope you can change the centered task bar. When he opens Notepad at 2:24 is exactly why. The start menu moves depending on what you have open, so you'll always have to look for it. Yes I generally use my keyboard to open the start menu, but sometimes I use my mouse. Currently you can open the start menu without even looking for it as its always in a corner.

  61. E_mailMeLater


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी


  62. teddysurf


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    This seems kind of underwhelming… it’s really the same OS with a new skin on top of it, I was really hoping they’d completely re-design and rethink it.

  63. max de great

    max de great

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    If my 2020 gaming laptop can't get windows 11 then everyone might as well get a new laptop

  64. Manguygamer


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Mac is wayyy better than windows 11

  65. MJ Cruz

    MJ Cruz

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    when are they going to drop windows 11?

  66. Cesar


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I don’t know why this guy is complaining about the old settings menus. Sorry, but people who use computers a lot don’t like features being unnecessarily relocated and reformatted all the time. A lot of the win7 remnants are what make win10 functional. If it is not broken, then do not touch it.

  67. Khalid Hasan Zibon

    Khalid Hasan Zibon

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Windows UI will NEVER be consistent. NEVER.



    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    You should have compare Windows 10 and Windows 11 together side by side on screen

  69. Bo Rerun

    Bo Rerun

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The only start menu I use is 3 fingers down on the track pad

  70. Razor YT

    Razor YT

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    does anyone know how to turn off the transition effect?

  71. David S

    David S

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So they ripped off Apple ( AGAIN )

  72. Nick Aschenbecker

    Nick Aschenbecker

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I'm looking forward to not having to put up with this.

  73. Jerrell Knows It All

    Jerrell Knows It All

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Stop complaining about your preferences; it’s a Beta version. This entire video he complained about things not irrelevant to the actual beta, but rather features and preferences that will be added after GS.

  74. Thongminthang Haokip Lunkhel

    Thongminthang Haokip Lunkhel

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I installed it but some apps no longer works in windows 11 so i shift back to windows 10

  75. ianosf


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    We need Dark Mode on everything!! And we need and analog clock

  76. SedraS10


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I hate Windows 10 and 11

    • Graphics Card

      Graphics Card

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      Says a person that games on Mac

  77. 5moreminutes


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Beautiful design, well reviewed, simplified. This, is what makes my computer experience so pleasant.

  78. Stephen De La Rosa

    Stephen De La Rosa

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Smart home control Android apps like Ring and Wyze are great examples of why this is important.

  79. embo


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    i hope Notepad gets a dark mode!

  80. TooManyCooksTooManyCooks


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    So just a discount version of macOS Big Sur lmao

  81. Aldo Flores

    Aldo Flores

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    New windows + android = almost a Mac

  82. MarwanWidyanto


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    btw, install the gpu at the last stage, and the cpu first before you install the motherboard on your case

    • Graphics Card

      Graphics Card

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      😂 I was looking to find a comment like this

  83. Teddy


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Forcing Edge onto users like that....very gross IMO

  84. Dragon XPolymath

    Dragon XPolymath

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    we just ignoring that windows 11 is connected to the CCP in china?

  85. ASMR Sensations

    ASMR Sensations

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Windows 1 with the same old windows problems: BSODs, background tasks freezing the system, Native UWP apps refusing to function

  86. ufoubo


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    For Window users that have disabled special effects for better performance, why should we care about Windows 11?

    • The Great Arceus

      The Great Arceus

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      Gamin features or an overall lighter OS?

  87. Arun Ghanta

    Arun Ghanta

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It has been always like that with all new Windows releases. It's common elements that most users interact with, that gets refreshing look once you keep going down the rabbit hole you'll even find icons of Win 95 and Win ME. 🤣🤣🤣

  88. R P

    R P

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Not much of an up grade

    • The Great Arceus

      The Great Arceus

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      It's not finished yet.

  89. David J

    David J

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    As soon as I heard soccer I stopped watching this video

  90. Self-Law


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    The UI has to be completely overhauled . Not task manager etc looking like its still windows 98.

    • The Great Arceus

      The Great Arceus

      2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

      Task manager is its version from 8. 8 years old now, but still.

  91. Clorofila Azul

    Clorofila Azul

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    They still don't have the same design across all the system. Why, oh why? :D Fix it, for our sake!

  92. Md Musfiq Ankon

    Md Musfiq Ankon

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Literally everybody and their mothers makes fun of apple first and then ends up copying apple

  93. Vladimir Talijan

    Vladimir Talijan

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Nice Windows 95 skin, reminds me of something, oh yeah, MacOS, it must be accidental :) :) :)

  94. Filip


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I use windows just because gaming on linux distros is a pain.

  95. Aditya Sriram

    Aditya Sriram

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    I feel like this video is longer than it needs to be

  96. Saurabh Upadhyay

    Saurabh Upadhyay

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Internet explorer not supported in this version

  97. PC


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Dark mode, yeahhh

  98. Akshat Chaurasia

    Akshat Chaurasia

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    6:35 "3 by 3" Hmm..

  99. Hytale Fanboi

    Hytale Fanboi

    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    Basically a reskin of windows 10. Oh, also a lot more spyware and bloatware

  100. TheEnlightenedNevadan


    2 महिन्यांपूर्वी

    It looks kinda cool I suppose, not something I need to rush to get though. Maybe I'll upgrade it when the update comes around just to experience the official version, but right now this thing isn't exactly blowing me away.