Why you should opt-out of the Windows Insider Program after the May 2019 Update is finalized


After several months of development, Microsoft is getting close to finalizing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903), and now, it’s the right time to pull out of the Windows Insider Program.

If you have a device enrolled in the program, you already know the risks of running developer previews of Windows 10. Although the last few builds are significantly more stable, now that version 1903 is mostly complete, Microsoft is shifting to the next feature update, which means that the development cycle starts again, and as a result, builds may contain bugs, incomplete features, and other problems that could negatively affect your experience.

If you want to avoid possible problems, or you want to take a break and use a stable version for a while, the Settings app includes an option to opt your computer out of the Windows Insider Program without having to modify your current setup. It’s all possible because when Microsoft puts the “final” stamp to the May 2019 Update, during a short period, both the builds available through the program and public release are the same code.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to opt your device out of the program without having to reinstall the OS. If you already installed the first preview for the next release, we even show you a workaround to stop getting previews preserving your settings, apps, and files.

How to stop getting Insider builds before new version of Windows 10 is finalized

To take a break from unstable previews to enjoy the final version of Windows 10, you can gracefully opt your device out from the program using these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.
  4. Under the Stop getting preview builds section, turn on the toggle switch.

Once you complete the steps, your device will be gracefully removed from the test program, and after installing the final version of Windows 10,…

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