Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level

    Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level

    How to Choose Your Insider Ring Level on your Windows 10 PC
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    How to Choose Your Insider Ring Level on your Windows 10 PC

    information   Information
    If you set to get Insider Preview builds on your Windows 10 PC, then you can choose your Insider level to be a ring below for how soon new Insider preview builds will be made available via Windows Update.
    • The fast ring is best for Insiders who enjoy being the first to identify issues, provide suggestions, and ideas to make Windows devices great.
    • The Release Preview ring is best for Insiders who enjoy seeing early access to updates for the Current Branch, Microsoft applications, and drivers with minimal risk to their devices, and still want to provide feedback to make Windows devices great.
    • The slow ring is best for Insiders who enjoy seeing preview builds with minimal risk to their devices, and still want to provide feedback to make Windows devices great.

    This tutorial will show you how to choose your Insider level to the Fast, Slow, or Release Preview ring for Insider preview builds on your Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to choose the Insider ring level for the PC.

    Note   Note
    It will take some time to receive a build after changing your Insider level settings.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Windows 10 Insider Level in Settings
    • Option Two: To Change Windows 10 Insider Level using a REG file






    Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level OPTION ONE Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level
    To Change Windows 10 Insider Level in Settings

    1. While signed in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & recovery icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Insider Program on the left side, and select to be in the Fast, Slow, or Release Preview ring under Choose your Insider level on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level OPTION TWO Windows 10 Insider Program - Change Insider Level
    To Change Windows 10 Insider Level using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection

    UIRing string value

    WIF = Fast
    WIS = Slow
    RP = Release Preview


    1. Do step 2 (Fast), step 3 (Slow), or step 4 (Release Preview) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Change Insider Level to Fast Ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Use_Fast_Insider_level.reg

    download


     3. To Change Insider Level to Slow Ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Use_Slow_Insider_level.reg

    download


     4. To Change Insider Level to Release Preview Ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Use_Release_Preview_level.reg

    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

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

    8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10
       2016-07-18 #1

    There is now a 3rd option in addition to Fast and Slow, "Release Preview."

    Trying to find an official description of the option.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-07-18 #2

    LOL, Microsoft keeps removing and adding that ring.

    Release Preview:

    Best for Insiders who enjoy getting early access to updates for the Current Branch, Microsoft applications, and drivers, with minimal risk to their devices, and still want to provide feedback to make Windows devices great.

    Announcing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.107 | Windows Experience Blog
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-08-09 #3
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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