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    Change Windows 10 Insider Program Ring Level

    How to Choose Your Insider Ring Level on your Windows 10 PC
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    27 Oct 2017
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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





    Change Windows 10 Insider Program Ring Level OPTION ONE Change Windows 10 Insider Program Ring 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 What kind of content you would like to receive and What pace do you want to get new builds on the right side. (see screenshots below)

    What kind of content would you like to receive? What pace do you want to get new builds?
    Just fixes, apps, and drivers Release Preview ring only
    Active development of Windows Slow or Fast ring
    Skip ahead to the next Windows release Fast ring only

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

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

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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection

    UIContentType string value

    Just fixes, apps, and drivers (Release Preview only)
    Active development of Windows (Slow or Fast only)
    Skip ahead to the next Windows release (Fast only)

    UIRing string value

    WIF = Fast
    WIS = Slow
    RP = Release Preview

    1. Do step 2 (Just fixes, apps, and drivers), step 3 (Active development of Windows in Slow), step 4 (Active development of Windows in Fast), or step 5 (Skip ahead to the next Windows release in Fast) below for what you would like to do.


     2. Change Insider Level to "Just fixes, apps, and drivers" in Release Preview ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Just_fixes_apps_and_drivers_in_Release-Preview_ring.reg

    download


     3. To Change Insider Level to "Active development of Windows" in Slow ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Active_development_of_Windows_in_Slow_ring.reg

    download


     4. To Change Insider Level to "Active development of Windows" in Fast ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Active_development_of_Windows_in_Fast_ring.reg

    download


     5. To Change Insider Level to "Skip ahead to the next Windows release" in Fast ring

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Skip_ahead_to_the_next_Windows_release_in_Fast_ring.reg

    download

    6. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    18 Jul 2016 #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 ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 31,209
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       18 Jul 2016 #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 ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 31,209
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       09 Aug 2016 #3
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    31 Jan 2017 #4

    I recently enabled Insider builds but I am unable to change my insider level - it's grayed out and I can't select anything. Any suggestions?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 31,209
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       31 Jan 2017 #5

    Hello Oldiesmann, :)

    What build do you currently have installed?

    Since you have just enabled to receive Insider builds, have you already restarted the computer to apply?

    Does using Option 2 change the level shown in Settings for you?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       02 Feb 2017 #6

    Shawn, I'm on build 15019 and want to get to 15025. I tried this last night after setting Pace to Fast instead of Slow. Update failed and I ended up doing a reset back to 15019. Now I can't change the Pace from Slow to Fast via Settings or the registry file.

    Any ideas?
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 31,209
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       02 Feb 2017 #7

    Hey Rich, :)

    Are the settings grayed out?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    02 Feb 2017 #8

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Rich, :)

    Are the settings grayed out?
    I have am issue with one Insider install that only show slow ring in selection greyed out. Any idea why?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 31,209
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       02 Feb 2017 #9

    Hey Martin, :)

    You might check to see if you may have disabled the Insider build settings.

    Insider Build Settings - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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