How to Switch from Insider to a Stable Build of Windows 11


godsey786

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Suddenly, my laptop restarted with a green screen message stating "YOUR WINDOWS INSIDER BUILD RAN INTO A PROBLEM" and it rebooted.
As a result, I decided to leave the Windows 11 Insider Program and inquire about the possibility of reinstalling Windows 11 without losing my applications and data.
I want to remove myself from the Windows 11 Insider Program, but I seem to be permanently enrolled.
The website indicates that my Microsoft account is not registered in the Insider Program, but my device believes it is and is managed by your organization.
However, it is a personal laptop that is not overseen by any organization. Please assist me in resolving this issue. Thank you
 

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This might be B/S but depending on your original Windows Insider level you may have to do a fresh install to go back to the standard RTM W11 versions. You shouldn't lose any activations etc but it's unlikely that you will simply be able to just downgrade.

You can go from std windows to canary edition for example but the process isn't reversable (with the possible exception -- if there's a Windows.old file in your system in which case it can undo the upgrade).

A bit late now but I'm surprised why people don't take backups BEFORE installing any insider / development release. That way problem is solved.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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I think the key is in that 3rd screenshot. For some reason it says managed by organization. I'm not an insider to verify it, but that doesn't look right to me.

Is this where you went to verify your MS account is not joined to the program? Download Windows Insider Preview ISO (microsoft.com)

The moderator of the MS forum agrees with Jimbo that it best to clean install. See last post. It was also suggested to try to register again.
MS Forum Post here
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3593
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Integrated Realtek
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    500w
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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    Dell factory
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    Logitech wireless
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    Logitech wired
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    still not telling
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    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Sometimes you have to turn on flight signing to see which Insider you are linked to:
Run the two commands from an admin coimmand prompt and then see if you can see which Insider you are linked to.
My guess is Release Preview Ring and pc tried to update to 22621.2787.

Code:
bcdedit /set flightsigning on

bcdedit /set {bootmgr} flightsigning on
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
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    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
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    Yep, got one
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    Stella Artois
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    Built in
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    Bluetooth , wired
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    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    TPM 2.0
I really appreciate your time and effort in helping me out. I have reinstalled windows 11 and it's working perfectly now.
Lesson learned. Never install preview or beta version windows 11 on your main computer.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad T470s W10DG (Type 20JT)
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-6200U
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 20JTS21X0A
    Memory
    12 GB DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM SO-DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake-U GT2) [D0/D1] [Lenovo]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LEN40A9
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080(p) (60.031Hz)
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk SD8TN8U256G1001 243.6 GB
    PSU
    Lenovo 65W Standard AC Adapter (USB Type-C)
    Internet Speed
    24Mb Speed ADSL
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus,
I don't think one can technically switch without a fresh install as the insiders build will usually have a higher version/build number than the stable builds anyways to be able to downgrade. Glad you got everything working though.
 

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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
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    Laptop
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
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    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
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    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender that came with Windows
I don't think one can technically switch without a fresh install as the insiders build will usually have a higher version/build number than the stable builds anyways to be able to downgrade. Glad you got everything working though.
Yeah -back in the day, the Insider builds would converge on next RTM build number, except Skip Ahead which was always in advance of next rtm build number, so you could leave when the builds had converged, but never could for Skip Ahead.

However, now the build numbers are always ahead (except RP), and so we all suffer "Hotel California" syndrome now.

This was a sneaky move by MS! It would not be so bad, but it is not made clear that you cannot leave, only go up. Beta to Dev to Canary.

So basically never use Insiders as primary build - I (and many others here) install them as dual boot in a virtual hard drive.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Yeah -back in the day, the Insider builds would converge on next RTM build number, except Skip Ahead which was always in advance of next rtm build number, so you could leave when the builds had converged, but never could for Skip Ahead.

However, now the build numbers are always ahead (except RP), and so we all suffer "Hotel California" syndrome now.

This was a sneaky move by MS! It would not be so bad, but it is not made clear that you cannot leave, only go up. Beta to Dev to Canary.

So basically never use Insiders as primary build - I (and many others here) install them as dual boot in a virtual hard drive.
I must be one of the few that runs the Insider builds as my main OS. I know that if I have trouble with a new build I can restore an image and wait for a fix. As for the Skip Ahead ring, MS did give us the opportunity to drop out.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
There have been a few very brief opportunities to step off Beta while it was close to being the next RTM build, It they remembered MS would sometimes even flag up the 'exit window'. Release Preview is always going to be only a few CUs ahead of RTM, so that one you should be able to leave at any time.

For the Dev and Canary channels, well it's a clean install if you want 'out' :devilish:

Me, mine are all vhdx native boots, so I can just throw them away if I get tired of them... :wink:

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
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    50 Mbps
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Laptop
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
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    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
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    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
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    1366x768
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    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
I really appreciate your time and effort in helping me out. I have reinstalled windows 11 and it's working perfectly now.
Lesson learned. Never install preview or beta version windows 11 on your main computer.
Actually, there are several ways to install Previews. In the past, I have dual booted with Windows 11 General Release and Windows 11 Preview. I've lately been thinking about going back to a dual boot system. We'll see . . .
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 22631.2861
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz 2.90 GHz
    Motherboard
    16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1463MHz (21-21-21-47)
    Memory
    16384 MBytes
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
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    Monitor 1 - Acer 27" Monitor 2 - Acer 27"
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    1920 x 1080
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    WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 (SSD)
    Seagate ST1000DM003-1SB102
    Seagate BUP Slim SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
    PSU
    HP
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    HP
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    Standard
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    Logitech Wave K350
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    Logitech M705
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    500 mbps
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    Firefox
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's all Folks!
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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP
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    Intel Core i7 (10th gen) 10700
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    Intel
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    16 GB
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    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Built-in
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    Acer 27" & Samsung 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x
    Hard Drives
    SSD (512 GB)
    HDD (1 TB)
    Seagate
    PSU
    Intel i7 10th Generation
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    HP
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    HP/Intel?
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    Logitech M705
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    Logitech Wave K350
    Internet Speed
    50 mbps
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    Firefox 90.2
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Headphone/Microphone Combo
    SuperSpeed USB Type-A (4 on front)
    HP 3-in-One Card Readr
    SuperSpeed USB Type-C
    DVD Writer
I must be one of the few that runs the Insider builds as my main OS. I know that if I have trouble with a new build I can restore an image and wait for a fix. As for the Skip Ahead ring, MS did give us the opportunity to drop out.
Not on Skip Ahead.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I never had to do a clean install to continue being an Insider.

Edit: The Skip Ahead builds were migrated back to the Fast Ring so we didn't have to start over by installing Windows 10 again. Microsoft pulls plug on ‘Skip Ahead' ring for testing very early builds of Windows 10
You could never leave Skip Ahead and go back to release version.

Its all kind of rubbish really as Canary is basically Skip Ahead in a new encarnation. There are 5 Insider versions now

Canary
Dev
Beta (slow - gets updates more slowly)
Beta (fast - get updates quicker)
Release Preview

Nobody can explain the logic of the Insider versions now.

Way Back in time

Fast Ring - we saw upcoming features early (not all got to Slow Ring)

Slow Ring - we saw upcoming features AFTER a period of Fast Ring Testing (most features got to release)

Release Preview - Some features made available early.


Then next incarnation


Skipahead - features may or not make the grade

Dev Channel - we saw upcoming features early (not all got to Beta Channel)

Beta Channel - we saw upcoming features AFTER a period of Beta Channel Testing (most features got to release)

Release Preview - Some features made available early.


Now

Canary - basically Skip Ahead Reincarnation
Dev
Beta (slow - gets updates more slowly)
Beta (fast - get updates quicker)
Release Preview

The key difference between Dev and Beta now is the build numbers are always ahead of next release now and features do not cascade through the builds in same way. Upshot is a confusing mess as some features appear in Beta before Dev for example.
What is the logic of 2 Beta versions!!!!
None of the versions converge to release versions - hence Hotel California Syndrome!

I have come to the conclusion there must be several sub teams in Development e.g.

Really Risky Features Team - they handle Canary,
Moderate Risk Team - they handle Dev,
Lowe Risk Team - they handle Beta versions.

However (imo) it is obvious the sub-teams are rarely coordinated!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
I must be one of the few that runs the Insider builds as my main OS. I know that if I have trouble with a new build I can restore an image and wait for a fix. As for the Skip Ahead ring, MS did give us the opportunity to drop out.
I have been running the Release Preview as my main OS for over a year on my laptop, and it has been in the Queued for unenrollment status. It gets updates 2-4 weeks before the non-insider version on my desktop. I have occasionally restored a backup when I suspected an issue, which is was not. I am in control and not really concerned that is a RP build.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Spectre x360 Convertible 13
    CPU
    i5-8250U
    Motherboard
    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
You could never leave Skip Ahead and go back to release version.
True but MS did allow users of the Fast builds to continue without having to start all over. I could be wrong but I seem to remember MS giving us chances to exit the Fast Ring.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I have been running the Release Preview as my main OS for over a year on my laptop, and it has been in the Queued for unenrollment status. It gets updates 2-4 weeks before the non-insider version on my desktop. I have occasionally restored a backup when I suspected an issue, which is was not. I am in control and not really concerned that is a RP build.
If it wasn't for my backup images I would be running the Canary builds as a second OS. I have had a few builds that caused me problems. Thankfully except for one time my images have saved me from having to do a clean install. For some reason my old desktop refused to update to newer builds and I had to do a clean install. I tried using three older images of build that updated before and still had the same problem.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
True but MS did allow users of the Fast builds to continue without having to start all over. I could be wrong but I seem to remember MS giving us chances to exit the Fast Ring.
I am operating on the assumption there will be no exit, and I have no plans for a reinstall. Not really an issue.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Spectre x360 Convertible 13
    CPU
    i5-8250U
    Motherboard
    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I am operating on the assumption there will be no exit, and I have no plans for a reinstall. Not really an issue.
I feel and think the same. I did want to exit the Canary build but only out of boredom. Other then the boredom of what is being released I want to be an Insider.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
True but MS did allow users of the Fast builds to continue without having to start all over. I could be wrong but I seem to remember MS giving us chances to exit the Fast Ring.
Yeah at one time you could but then MS changed it to current system.

Dev effectivly ended up like Skip Ahead - always ahead of next release version, then they really messed up things adding canary even further ahead in Build number.

Even though MS said you could leave Beta, the reality was that it never worked properly.

In simple terms, I recomend users either run Insider versions as a dual boot (physical partitions or vhdx files), or in a virtual machine, keeping main OS as release version.

If a user chooses to run Insider version as main OS without dual boot, accept clean installs are required to return to release version.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
In simple terms, I recomend users either run Insider versions as a dual boot (physical partitions or vhdx files), or in a virtual machine, keeping main OS as release version.

If a user chooses to run Insider version as main OS without dual boot, accept clean installs are required to return to release version.
That was the 'warning' when I was in the Win10 Insider, fortunately I had a spare machine to do it on.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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