Windows Update Stop Getting Insider Preview Builds on Windows 11 PC


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off stop getting Insider preview builds of Windows 11 on your Windows 11 PC.

Flighting is the process of running Windows Insider Preview Builds on your device. When you run these early versions of Windows and give Microsoft feedback, you can help Microsoft shape the future of Windows. Once you've registered for the Windows Insider Program, you can run Insider Preview builds on as many devices as you want, each in the channel of your choice.

Windows Insiders help shape the future of Windows, and your participation is important to Microsoft. But if you're sure you'd like to stop getting emails and Windows Insider Preview Builds from us, you can unregister and leave the program. If you'd just like to stop getting Insider Preview builds, you can also unenroll your device, but stay registered to keep getting email updates from Microsoft.

If you're in the Beta Channel or the Release Preview Channel, you can flip the switch to stop stop getting preview builds on your device when the next major release of Windows launches to the public.

If you're in the Canary Channel, Dev Channel or you'd like to stop getting preview builds immediately, you would need to do a clean install of Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to stop getting Insider preview builds.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on Windows Insider Program on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Stop_getting_Insider_preview_builds-1.png

3 Click/tap on Stop getting preview builds to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn On (stop) or Off (default) Unenroll this device when the next version of Windows releases. (see screenshot below)

Stop_getting_Insider_preview_builds-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds using REG file


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Unenroll_this_device_when_the_next_version_of_Windows_releases.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection]
"OptOutState"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Stop Getting "Beta" or "Release Preview" Insider Preview Builds

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Unenroll_this_device_when_the_next_version_of_Windows_releases.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection]
"OptOutState"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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hi,
im still in the dev channel is there a way to switch to dev to official release or im screwed up and ill need to do a clean install?

thanks
 

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hi,
im still in the dev channel is there a way to switch to dev to official release or im screwed up and ill need to do a clean install?

thanks

Hello,

I'm afraid you'll have to clean install to switch from Dev channel to RTM. :(
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Thank you.... I am going to take advantage of this now... I plan on building a new computer soon, then Win11 will probably be on that.
 

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    MS
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