How to Stop Insider Preview Builds on Windows 11

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This post guides students and new users on how to quit receiving insider preview builds and switch to stable builds in Windows 11. Microsoft offers the Windows Insider Program to test new features before they are released to the public. The guide offers steps to unenroll your device from this program so you can receive the next major stable Windows updates once released.

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 their devices in the Windows Insider Program to receive and test new features before fully releasing them to the general public.

One can enroll in Dev, Beta, and Release Preview channels. Once your system is enrolled into a channel, you can switch between channels to receive updates.

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, 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.

Follow the steps below to start switching to stable Windows builds from its Insider program.

How to switch from insider to stable builds on Windows 11

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

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. Everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows 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.

Expand the tile for Stop getting preview builds on the Insider Program settings pane, 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!


This post showed you how to unenroll your device from Windows Insider Program to start receiving stable builds. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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