I first chose “Beta Channel (Recommended)” and did a Check for updates and no Windows 11 option appeared
Then I chose “Dev Channel” and checked for updates and Windows 11 appears!!!
Settings in a VMWare Guest so you can install Windows 11 Insider Preview
I believe you need to have secure boot and a TPM to get Windows 11 installed
I have a Windows 10 Enterprise operating system Virtual Machine on a VMware® Workstation 16 Pro 16.1.2 build-17966106 on a Ubuntu 20.04 Host
Install the VMWare TPM
I have installed the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and enabled the SecureBoot Option in the the Windows 10 VM (requires VM is encrypted)
Enbable UEFI and secure boot
Methods to Check for TPM and Secure Boot
Have discovered in the VM when I run an administrative Powershell session and use
Get-Tpm it returns and error
Get-Tpm Get-Tpm : Object was not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090011) At line:1 char:1 + Get-Tpm + ~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-Tpm], TpmWmiException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand
But you can get your TPM status via either
tpm.msc or a
wmic /namespace:\root\CIMV2\Security\MicrosoftTpm path Win32_Tpm get /value IsActivated_InitialValue=TRUE IsEnabled_InitialValue=TRUE IsOwned_InitialValue=TRUE ManufacturerId=1447909120 ManufacturerIdTxt=VMW ManufacturerVersion=Not Supported ManufacturerVersionFull20=18.104.22.168 ManufacturerVersionInfo=VMware TPM2 PhysicalPresenceVersionInfo=1.3 SpecVersion=2.0, 0, 1.16
Get-Tpm doesn’t work but tpm.msc or wmic query does
Check for Secure boot using a Powershell command
Turn on Windows Diagnostics
My insider build would not activate until I turned on extra diagnostics. Which were greyed out so I had to change local group policy. (my device is domain and AAD joined).
Option 3 for Allow Telemetry
I also turned on the Connect User Experiences and Telemetry service
I had to reboot a number of times too.