Switch from Insider to Stable Build

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

Microsoft has a pretty good reputation of releasing a slew of Insider builds before every big Windows release. Most of the time, these Insider builds are buggy and have lots of issues, which are meant to be tested and fixed, and the Insider program is a way for Microsoft to test out these features at scale and fix them before releasing it to the masses.

If you sign up for the Insider program, you are basically agreeing to be a test user for Microsoft. If you want to try out the latest Windows features before anyone else, this is the only way to do so. We don’t recommend this if for your primary machine and only suggest this is if you have a secondary machine lying around. We have already covered a guide on joining the Windows Insider Program to get the latest Windows updates. But what if you already tested out the features and want to switch to a stable build?

Today, we are going to cover the steps you need to perform to revert back to a Stable Windows Build, without all the kinks and the issues of the Insider builds. Here is how you can do it,

Switch to Stable Build

Leave the Windows Insider Program

  1. Open the Settings app and click on Update .
  2. From the right pane, click on Windows Insider Program.
  3. Click on Stop getting preview builds.
  4. You will see two options for unenrolling from the Insider Program,
    • Unenroll this device when the next version of Windows releases
    • Unenroll this device immediately.
  5. If you want to automatically switch to the next Stable release, you can switch the first option to On. However to immediately switch to stable, select the second option.
  6. It will open a webpage. Click on the button for Leave the program now.

That’s it. You are now unenrolled from the Windows Insider program and will no longer get any builds that are Insider-only. If at any time, you want to enroll back in, you can use our guide. To upgrade to the latest Windows versions (stable), you can use refer to our guide on getting the latest Windows updates.