How to Stop Insider Preview Builds on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to stop receiving insider preview builds and switch to stable builds when using Windows 11. Microsoft allows users to enroll in their devices in the Windows Insider Program to receive and test new features before they’re fully released to the general public.

There are three channels one can enroll into: Dev, Beta and Release Preview channels. Once your system is enrolled into a channel, you can switch between channels to receive updates in that channel.

When you want to exit the Insider program and start receiving a stable build when Windows is fully released, simply unroll your machine, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

Windows 11 is scheduled to be released on October 5, 2021. If you intend to upgrade to Windows 11 stable build when released, then you must unenroll your device from the Insider program to automatically get the next major stable release. If you stay in the Insider program after the stable release, you may need to wait until the next major release of Windows 11 before your device can switch to the stable builds.

Below is how to unenroll your device from Windows Insider Program.

To get started with switching to stable Windows builds from its Insider program, follow the steps below.

How to switch from insider to stable builds on Windows 11

If you’re currently enrolled into Windows Insider program and you want to switch to the stable build when released, you may have to unenroll from the program. Then when Windows 11 is release, you device will begin receiving stable releases.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Windows Updates, and select Windows Insider Program on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Insider Program settings pane, expand the tile for Stop getting preview builds, then toggle the button to the On position to unenroll your device from the program.

After that, close Windows Settings. The next time Microsoft releases a major, stable update to Windows 11, your PC will leave the Insider program and switch to a regular stable build.

That should do it!


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