2 Methods to Disable Windows Insider Program Settings in Windows 11

January 16, 2022 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

How can I prevent other users from joining or leaving the Windows Insider Program? As a system administrator, you may need to prevent users from getting Insider Preview builds on a shared computer. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 methods to disable Windows Insider Program settings in Windows 11.

Method 1: Disable Windows Insider Program Settings Using Group Policy

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds. On the right pane, find a policy named “Toggle user control over Insider builds” and then double-click it to modify.

  2. Select the Disabled option, click Apply and then OK.

  3. Restart your computer. The next time you open the Settings app and navigate to: Windows Update -> Windows Insider Program, you’ll find that most settings are no longer available to users.

Method 2: Disable Windows Insider Program Settings Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click on the Windows key in the left pane, and select New -> Key.

  2. Name the new key as PreviewBuilds, and then right-click it and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the DWORD as AllowBuildPreview. Leave its value data as 0.

    Whenever you need to enable Windows Insider Program settings again, just set the value data of AllowBuildPreview to 1 or delete AllowBuildPreview.

  4. Close Registry Editor and reboot your system to apply the changes.