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How to Pause Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds

Insiders Preview is a program from Microsoft where you get to test unreleased features, full of bugs, which many are doing out of enthusiasm or because we all want to see what’s coming up next. If you want to opt-in to Windows 10 Insiders Preview, it’s straight forward. Go to Settings > Update & Recover > Advanced Options > Opt-in for Insiders Preview. You will have to use your MSA or Microsoft Account for this. In this post, we will share how you can pause the Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds.

How to Pause Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds

While Windows Insiders does not offer a straight forward way to pause the preview build, you can use the Windows Update feature to pause any Windows Update for a couple of days. Earlier the option was available as a button “Stop Insiders Preview Build”, Not anymore.

Pause Windows 10 Insider

  • Go to Windows 10 Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update
  • To pause the update for the next seven days, you have a direct option. Just press the button, and no update will be downloaded on your computer including Insider Preview
  • If you want to further customize the date, then click on Advanced Options, and then select a date under the Pause Updates section.

You can temporarily pause updates on this device for up to 35 days. Here is how the earlier option looked like which is not available anymore.

To resume back, remove the pause, the updates will start downloading. If you want to completely get rid of the Windows Insider Preview, you can turn it off from the Windows Insider section.

The computer gets restarted once, and the update channels are changed. It makes sure you get the latest version of Windows and not any beta version.

Windows now offer a decent amount of control when it comes to Windows Insiders, and updates rolling out. However if you accidentally install the insider, you can always roll back within 10 days of installation.

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