As pre-release software, Insider Preview builds have a built-in expiration date that is called a â€śtimebombâ€ť. This has been included ever since the first Windows 10 Insider Preview build and helps ensure Insiders stay up to date with the latest feature and quality updates.
Two weeks before a build’s license expires, you will start getting “This build of Windows will expire soon” warnings that you should update to the most recent build.
Once a build expires, Insiders will be provided a “Install a new build of Windows now” warning once a day that the build has expired. Your PC will automatically restart ever few hours, and eventually will fail to start. In addition to that, Insiders will also see User Access Control (UAC) warnings as well. Insiders in both the Fast and Slow rings need to make sure they are running the latest builds offered to those rings.
Two weeks after your build expires, Windows 10 will no longer start when you boot your computer. You will get a “Recovery” screen instead with a “Your PC/Device needs to be repaired” “A component of the operating system has expired” message. If this happens, you will need to clean install the latest Windows 10 build.
This tutorial will show you how to check when your Windows 10 Insider Preview build expires to avoid hitting the timebomb.
Microsoft is making it easier to try out the latest app updates with Insider Preview builds with the new Windows App Preview Program.
Microsoft heard feedback from Windows Insiders that having to opt-in to Skip Ahead to receive the latest app updates wasnâ€™t ideal as it required Insiders to also be on super-early and sometimes unstable builds of the OS. Insiders told us they wanted to be able to try out the latest app updates but be on the latest Insider Preview builds from the Fast, Slow, and Release Preview rings. Now through the Windows App Preview Program, Insiders in any ring can opt-in to preview individual apps.
This tutorial will show you how to join or leave the Windows App Preview Program for individual apps for your account in Windows 10.
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.
The Windows Insider Program page in Settings allows you to join the Windows Insider program and start or stop getting Insider Preview builds of Windows 10.
This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Windows Insider Program page in Settings for all users in Windows 10.
Windows Insider Preview is here today, and Microsoft is already working on the next version to bring you more great features. 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.
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.
The Windows Insider Program will continue even after the release of Windows 10 on July 29th 2015. Windows Insiders will continue to receive future flights as Microsoft begins to work on the next release immediately after Windows 10 ships. Youâ€™ll get to see the latest Windows fixes, features, and updates and give us feedback. So stay with us! Of course, Microsoft will provide you an option to leave the program and stay on the final build (RTM) if you choose: but Microsoft hopes that theyâ€™ll continue to provide you great reasons to remain a Windows Insider.
This tutorial will show you how to start or stop receiving Insider builds for your Windows 10 PC at any time.