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How to Enable or Disable Insider Build Settings in Windows 10

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You can join the Windows Insider Program and set Windows 10 to get Insider Preview builds to make sure you get all the new features that are on the way and help Microsoft make it even better.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable access to the "Windows Insider Program" Settings in Windows 10.

This can be handy to prevent changes being made to the Insider settings after setting them how you wanted.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable access to the "Windows Insider Program" Settings page.

Note   Note
This policy setting applies only to devices running the Pro, Enterprise, Education, or Server editions of Windows 10.

This policy will not work in the Windows 10 Home edition.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings in Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings using a REG File


EXAMPLE: "Windows Insider Program" Settings enabled and disabled
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Enable or Disable Insider Build Settings in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Insider Build Settings in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings in Group Policy

Note   Note
Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

3. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and open Data Collection and Preview Builds. (see screenshot below)

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4. In the right pane of Data Collection and Preview Builds, double click/tap on Toggle user control over Insider builds to edit it. (see screenshot above)

5. Do step 6 (enable) or step 7 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 6. To Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.


 7. To Enable Windows Insider Program Build Settings

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
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8. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor window if you like.






Enable or Disable Insider Build Settings in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Insider Build Settings in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings using a REG File

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The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\PreviewBuilds

AllowBuildPreview DWORD

0 = Disable
1 or (delete) = Enable


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


 2. To Enable Windows Insider Program Build Settings

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Enable_Windows_10_Insider_Program_Settings.reg

download


 3. To Disable Windows Insider Program Build Settings

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

Disable_Windows_10_Insider_Program_Settings.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.



That's it,
Shawn