Time switch Dev to Beta channel as recommended before WU release Windows 11 next week ?

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I checked at Windows Insider Program in the settings, see pic below.

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What do you think ? time switch from dev to beta channel now ?
 

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I checked at Windows Insider Program in the settings, see pic below.

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What do you think ? time switch from dev to beta channel now ?
I think I'll wait until MS releases W11 officially but list shows all insider versions as available to receive W11 update. It's also a question how many actual insider versions of W11 will be.
 

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Is it worth keeping my current Windows 10 Insider VM to preserve it or should I update it to 11?
 

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Is it worth keeping my current Windows 10 Insider VM to preserve it or should I update it to 11?
Since you are already an insider I'd say it's worth switching as W10 insider is not likely to be exciting. They'll throw everything into 11 now. Also since you are insider you are at least curious about development.
 

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I think I'll wait until MS releases W11 officially but list shows all insider versions as available to receive W11 update. It's also a question how many actual insider versions of W11 will be.

Umm, but there is this:


If they stick to their guns, then depending upon your PC, you may be forcedto pick a channel to play.

Is it worth keeping my current Windows 10 Insider VM to preserve it or should I update it to 11?

Absolutely yes. Clone it and upgrade one and don't upgrade the other - because Microsoft has also said that 21H1 is coming this fall. So it would be interestingto see how this plays out - 2 sets of IP builds, one for 10 and one for 11, or what?

Your current IP build (and cloning it to run 2 of them SxS) will be invaluable information going forward.

Since you are already an insider I'd say it's worth switching as W10 insider is not likely to be exciting. They'll throw everything into 11 now. Also since you are insider you are at least curious about development.

See above.
 

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You will get the 1000 new emojis each new build and a promise of that fix you are waiting on in the next build or sometime in the "summer". :ROFLMAO:
 

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@johnlgalt I will preserve my VM and update my insider build on second machine.
 

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Wonder if we'll be able to do a repair install of Windows 10 over Windows 11.
Also, I got the impression the beta channel would come some time after the dev channel release of 11.
 

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My Win11 Upgrade still has the Windows.old on it - just in case.

But I didn't think of a repair install over. 11. Food for thought.
 

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Dev Channel will provide preview builds which are earliest in development. These builds will contain the latest features and changes implemented by developer team. These builds will not match any specific upcoming Windows 10 version. Features and changes present in these builds might become a part of any future Windows 10 release.
Beta Channel will provide more stable builds. The builds released to this channel will be tied to a specific upcoming release of Windows 10. Users will face less bugs and issues in these builds.
Release Preview Channel will provide preview builds which will be released as the next version of Windows 10 in coming days. These builds will be reliable, stable and can be used on primary machines.



Source: https://www.askvg.com/understanding-new-windows-10-insiders-channels-dev-beta-and-release-preview/
 

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Wonder if we'll be able to do a repair install of Windows 10 over Windows 11.
Also, I got the impression the beta channel would come some time after the dev channel release of 11.
What?!? Beta channel coming some time after the dev channel release of Windows 11?!? And then maybe the release preview channel coming after the Beta channel release?!? OMG!!!!
 

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What?!? Beta channel coming some time after the dev channel release of Windows 11?!? And then maybe the release preview channel coming after the Beta channel release?!? OMG!!!!
LOL I was trying to be polite.
 

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Frankly I can't see point of being an Insider and staying on Beta. Although Dev versions can be a bit unpolished, it is pretty rare these days you get major issues.

Either be safe and be on RP channel, or live dangerously on Dev Channel. What is point of being halfway?
 

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  • Operating System
    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

LeLibran

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Beta is probably the "safer" option for those intending to "hop off the bus" when Windows 11 hits release date. Dev probably better for those intending to continue to be active Insiders as the Dev channel may be ahead of the Windows 11 release version in terms of features in testing.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    MacOS (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 7/10 Pro/11 Pro, Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook Pro 2019 (Intel)
    CPU
    i9
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    Safari/MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 10 & Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Book 2
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Defender

BunnyJ

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Frankly I can't see point of being an Insider and staying on Beta. Although Dev versions can be a bit unpolished, it is pretty rare these days you get major issues.

Either be safe and be on RP channel, or live dangerously on Dev Channel. What is point of being halfway?
Beta makes much more sense if you want to try out 11 and not face the issues that are occurring in the Dev channel. I switched from Dev to Beta yesterday so I could use11 and not have the issues found in the Dev.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

BunnyJ

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Beta is probably the "safer" option for those intending to "hop off the bus" when Windows 11 hits release date. Dev probably better for those intending to continue to be active Insiders as the Dev channel may be ahead of the Windows 11 release version in terms of features in testing.
To me, at least. that the way I'll go.. stay in the beta until the 5th and then I'll jump out of the insider program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 22000.258
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 6K - E Series
    CPU
    AMD Ryze 3 3200G
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B350M-E
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 - 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    On motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viotek 32" Curved, ViewSonic 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
    Case
    NZXT 510
    Cooling
    Stock AMD cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair
    Mouse
    Amazon Generic with Cord
    Internet Speed
    Download: 240.78 mbps Upload: 12.02 mbps Ping: 15ms
    Browser
    Firefox and Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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