Windows 10: Opting In & Out of Insider's Preview Builds

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  1.    03 Nov 2016 #1

    Opting In & Out of Insider's Preview Builds


    Greetings All,

    I am on 14393.351 build. I would like to opt back into the Preview builds to test the latest build.

    My question is, if i upgrade to latest build, can i opt out of getting any future Preview builds without having to go back to Anniversary build (14393.0) or could i stay on the latest build??

    I read Brink's tutorial but my brain just ain't computing today - i thought it said i could stay on the latest Preview build & opt out? I know that wasn't the case earlier but i'm not sure what the buzz is now.

    Thanks for any & all replies!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    03 Nov 2016 #2

    Preview builds will expire. You can opt out at any time and stay on the current insider build that you have installed, but it will expire on the predetermined date and stop booting.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,877
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       03 Nov 2016 #3

    Yeah, you are talking about 2 different Versions, 1607 Build 14393 is the latest RTM/Released version while 1607 Build 14955 is the latest Insider Preview I have installed with 14959 downloading now. The build numbers are larger in the Insider Preview as its development is still continuing at a somewhat faster pace than the RTM version. I'd think the best way to test and return is to do a clean reinstall of 14393 when done with the IP. Or even better, I have the IP on 2 computers separate from my RTM computers which is good as my main RTM computer decided to quit working Tue. AM. I think I have a bad SATA port on the motherboard, changing the data cable to a different port has it working now on my work bench.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Nov 2016 #4

    Thanks 'NavyLCDR' & 'Berton' - i forgot the IP's had expiry dates on them.

    So, either i opt in & continue to get 'latest & (maybe) greatest' builds as they are released or stay on 14393.xxx. OR opt in to get latest build & reinstall via backup 14393.xxx before the time bomb goes off!

    Think i'll stay where i am - thanks for the quick responses - mucho appreciated!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    03 Nov 2016 #5

    Or make room for an additional partition and dual boot RTM with Insider Previews.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    09 Nov 2016 #6

    Can you use a cloned version of RTM, create 2nd partition & use cloned version to enable Insider Preview updates?

    It would be on the same HD & either not used at the same time - would there be an issue with activation on either partition?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 12,381
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Nov 2016 #7

    AthanasianCreed said: View Post
    Thanks 'NavyLCDR' & 'Berton' - i forgot the IP's had expiry dates on them.

    So, either i opt in & continue to get 'latest & (maybe) greatest' builds as they are released or stay on 14393.xxx. OR opt in to get latest build & reinstall via backup 14393.xxx before the time bomb goes off!

    Think i'll stay where i am - thanks for the quick responses - mucho appreciated!
    Opting in is quite safe. You can always, after each new build you have upgraded to switch to Slow Ring, then if the build after that seems interesting and you see from comments here on Ten Forums that it is working well switch back to Fast Ring, and new build will be available for you in day or two (after switching rings it can take some time to get new build).

    Again when that new build has been installed, switch back to Slow Ring and make the same decision later on when new builds have been released.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    09 Nov 2016 #8

    AthanasianCreed said: View Post
    Can you use a cloned version of RTM, create 2nd partition & use cloned version to enable Insider Preview updates?

    It would be on the same HD & either not used at the same time - would there be an issue with activation on either partition?
    Yes and no, in that order.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    13 Nov 2016 #9

    So 'NavyLCDR', just to clarify - i can create a 2nd Windows 10 partition using an image of 1607 (14393.447) & enable Insider Builds to test compatibility & would not have an activation issue??

    I am assuming since it is on the same HD, the footprint would be the same & Windows, 2nd partition, would automatically activate - is that correct?

    TIA.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    13 Nov 2016 #10

    That would be all correct.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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