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Windows 11 Insider Preview build history tracker • Pureinfotech

UPDATED 11/15/21: As part of the Windows 11 development process, the Windows Insider Program allows developers, businesses, and enthusiasts to access early builds of the OS to test new features, changes and validate software and drivers before they become available. In this guide, you can track the history of every Windows 11 Insider Preview build for computers, including information about their release date, changelog summary, build number, and more.

The Microsoft Windows Insider Program consists of three readiness levels: Dev, Beta, and Release Preview Channels. The Dev Channel is for highly technical users since previews are rough and contain a lot of bugs. Typically, these builds are not stable, you will encounter errors and problems, and you may have to use workarounds to resolve problems.

The Beta Channel is for anyone who wants to test upcoming features or validate applications and deployments. The builds in this channel are somewhat stable, but you may still run into issues. Also, features that appear in this channel are expected to ship in the final release of Windows 11.

Finally, the Release Preview Channel offers the final build of the next version of Windows 11 before it is available to everyone, with advanced quality updates and certain key features.

At the time of this writing, only qualifying devices in the “Dev Channel” will receive previews of Windows 11. The “Beta Channel” currently doesn’t offer previews of the new OS. Also, if your device is not compatible with Windows 11, it will be moved to the “Release Preview Channel” automatically. Currently, the Release Preview Channel is only offering previews for Windows 10 21H2 at this time.

If you have a computer enrolled in any of these channels, you can use this guide to track the history of every released Windows 11 Insider Preview build. (See also the hands-on videos reviews of every preview of Windows 11.)

Windows 11 Dev Insider Preview build history

Starting on September 2, 2021, Microsoft shifted to the active development branch, which means that builds in the Dev Channel are no longer tied to any specific version of Windows 11. However, the features and changes are most like to ship with the next feature update that is expected to arrive in the fall of 2022.

  Release date Build number Channel Platform Notes
10 November 11, 2021 22499 Dev PC Minor update.
Taskbar share window.
9 November 3, 2021 22494 Dev PC Minor update.
Taskbar mic mute button.
Snap groups in Task View.
New setting URI.
8 October 27, 2021 22489 Dev PC Minor update.
Settings visual changes.
DDR for encrypted DNS.
File Explorer changes.
8 October 20, 2021 22483 Dev PC Minor update.
Refresh option for Start menu.
7 October 14, 2021 22478 Dev PC Minor update.
New emojis.
Scroll volume control.
Windows Hello Face changes.
Update Stack Package.
6 October 4, 2021 22471 Dev PC Minor update.
5 September 29, 2021 22468 Dev PC Minor update.
Search option.
VPN improvements.
4 September 23, 2021 22463 Dev PC Minor update.
Ctrl + Shift + C shortcut.
3 September 14, 2021 22458 Dev PC Minor update.
Power menu option.
2 September 9, 2021 22454 Dev PC Minor update.
Context menu tweaks.
1 September 2, 2021 22449 Dev PC Minor update.
New boot animation.
SMB compression.
Settings and Notifications tweaks.

Here are all the new features and enhancements Microsoft has been working on for version 22H2.

Windows 11 21H2 Insider Preview build history

Windows 11 is a new operating system based on Windows 10, expected to arrive in the fall of 2021. Some of the features and changes planned for this new version are already available through the Dev Channel.

Below you will find the history of the Windows Insider Preview builds released in the Dev Channel. The table also includes the history of the builds that the company released before the new OS was announced since those changes are also expected to ship in the final version of Windows 11. The latest version available for testers is Windows 11 build 22000.346.

  Release date Build number Channel Platform Notes
92 November 12, 2021 22000.346 Release Preview
Beta
PC Minor release.
2D Emojis.
Lots of fixes.
91 October 15, 2021 22000.282 Release Preview
Beta
PC Minor release.
AMD fixe.
Non-ASCII Registry fix.
Start fix.
Missing Taskbar fix.
90 September 16, 2021 22000.194 Beta PC Minor release.
Fixes.
Snipping Tool.
Calculator.
Clock.
89 September 9, 2021 22000.184 Beta PC Minor release.
Fixes.
88 September 2, 2021 22000.176 Beta PC Minor release.
Fixes.
Minor improvements.
87 August 27, 2021 22000.168 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
Fixes.
Minor improvements.
86 August 19, 2021 22000.160 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
Windows Update alert tweak.
New Clock app.
85 August 12, 2021 22000.120 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
New Snipping Tool.
New Calculator.
New Mail & Calendar.
Fixes
84 August 5, 2021 22000.120 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
File Explorer tweaks.
Taskbar improvements.
Fixes.
83 July 22, 2021 22000.100 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
Taskbar tweaks.
82 July 15, 2021 22000.71 Dev
Beta
PC Minor release.
Context menu transparency.
File Explorer with New folder button.
Fixes.
81 July 8, 2021 22000.65 Dev PC Minor release.
Search on Start.
Context menu changes.
Fixes.
80 June 28, 2021 22000.51 Dev PC Major release.
New Start menu.
New taskbar.
New Action Center.
New Settings.
New File Explorer.
Widgets.
Snap layouts and groups.
Desktops.
Touch improvements.
New OOBE.
WiFi 6E support.
79 June 10, 2021 21390.1010 Dev PC Test update.
KB5004092.
78 June 7, 2021 21390.1000 Dev PC Test update.
KB5004071.
77 May 26, 2021 21390 Dev PC Minor release.
Task Manager new icon.
Windows Terminal default emulator option.
76 May 21, 2021 21387 Dev PC Minor release.
Removes Internet Explorer 11.
Disable Eco Mode.
75 May 18, 2021 21382.1000 Dev PC Test update.
KB5003837.
74 May 14, 2021 21382 Dev PC Minor release.
HDR support for color-managed apps.
Devie Manager tweaks.
File Explorer new folder icon.
Touch keyboard new font and icons.
73 May 6, 2021 21376 Dev PC Minor release.
Segoe UI Variable font.
Emoji panel tweaks.
Drag and drop changes.
Connect app new icon.
72 April 29, 2021 21370 Dev PC Minor release.
Bluetooth AAC support.
Bluetooth UI changes.
Touch keyboard improvements.
File Explorer improvements.
71 April 21, 2021 21364 Dev PC Major release.
Linux GUI apps support.
Task Manager Eco mode.
Task Manager Edge process classification.
70 April 14, 2021 21359 Dev PC Minor release.
Start menu power settings restart apps option.
Ease of Access renamed to Accessibility.
69 April 7, 2021 21354 Dev PC Minor release.
Camera settings.
Display CABC settings.
Start menu tweaks.
Device usage.
CO_RELEASE branch switch.
68 March 24, 2021 21343 Dev PC Major release.
File Explorer new icons.
Containers update.
67 March 19, 2021 21337.1010 Dev PC Major release.
KB5001618
66 March 17, 2021 21337 Dev PC Major release.
Virtual Desktops features.
File Explorer tweaks.
Auto HDR.
Settings apps changes.
Notepad Store app.
App changes.
65 March 9, 2021 21332 Dev PC Minor update.
Clean install changes.
News and interests tweaks.
Removes Math Input Panel.
Fixes.
64 March 8, 2021 21327.1010 Dev PC Minor update.
KB5001277
63 March 3, 2021 21327 Dev PC Major update.
New system icons.
Updated News and interests.
Fixes.
62 February 25, 2021 21322 Dev PC Minor update.
3D Objects no longer in File Explorer.
Fixes and improvements.
61 February 19, 2021 21318 Dev PC Minor update.
Clipboard new paste option.
Bluetooth notification tweak.
Improved app support on ARM64.
60 February 12, 2021 21313 Dev PC Minor update.
Microsoft Edge legacy deletion.
IME improvements.
Narrator new icon.
Dev for version number.
59 February 1, 2021 21301.1010 Dev PC Minor update.
KB5000626
58 January 27, 2021 21301 Dev PC Minor update.
Touch keyboard changes.
Small improvements.
57 January 21, 2021 21296 Dev PC Minor update.
Fixes.
Clipboard history update.
56 January 15, 2021 21292.1010 Dev PC Minor update.
KB4601937
55 January 13, 2021 21292 Dev PC Minor update.
Fixes.
Improvements.
54 January 6, 2021 21286 Dev PC Major update.
Taskbar news and interests.
Storage Spaces in Settings.
Time zones changes.
53 December 15, 2020 20279 Dev PC Test rollout.
52 December 10, 2020 21277 (Optional) Dev PC Minor update.
Previous feature return.
51 December 10, 2020 20277 Dev PC Minor update.
Improvements.
50 December 3, 2020 20270 Dev PC Minor update.
Improvements.
49 November 18, 2020 20262 Dev PC Minor update.
Quality fixes.
48 November 11, 2020 20257 Dev PC Minor update.
Quality fixes.
47 November 4, 2020 20251 Dev PC Minor update.
Quality fixes.
46 October 29, 2020 20246 Dev PC Minor update.
WSL2 quick install.
45 October 23, 2020 20241.1005 Dev PC Minor update.
KB4589464
44 October 21, 2020 20241 Dev PC Minor update.
App splash screen.
Defrag update.
43 October 16, 2020 20236.1005 Dev PC Minor update.
KB4587587
42 October 14, 2020 20236 Dev PC Minor update.
Refresh rate.
Recent searches.
41 October 12, 2020 20231.1005 Dev PC Minor update.
KB4586238
40 October 7, 2020 20231 Dev PC Major update.
Customize your device OOBE.
39 September 30, 2020 20226 Dev PC Major update.
Drive health feature.
38 September 23, 2020 20221 Dev PC Minor update.
Meet Now.
37 September 16, 2020 20215 Dev PC Minor update.
Search dark theme.
36 September 10, 2020 20211 Dev PC Minor update.
Linux filesystem access.
Default apps search.
35 August 26, 2020 20206 Dev PC Major update.
New Emoji Picker.
Voice Typing.
Touch keyboard tweaks.
34 August 26, 2020 20201 Dev PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
33 August 21, 2020 20197 Dev PC Minor update.
Disk Management in Settings.
Edge Alt + Tab changes.
32 August 12, 2020 20190 Dev PC Minor update.
Graphics settings.
Welcome experience.
31 August 5, 2020 20185 Dev PC Minor update.
DNS settings.
DoH option.
30 July 29, 2020 20180 Dev PC Minor update.
Smaller folder icon in Start.
Fixes.
29 July 22, 2020 20175 Dev PC Minor update.
PowerShell reset app.
Snip & Sketch app icon.
Sticky Notes app icon.
28 July 15, 2020 20170 Dev PC Minor update.
Sound settings.
Settings app icon.
27 July 1, 2020 20161 Dev PC Minor update.
Start menu new design.
Personalized taskbar.
Settings changes.
Notifications changes.
Edge in Alt+Tab.
26 June 24, 2020 20152 Dev PC Minor update.
25 June 17, 2020 20150 Dev PC Minor update.
WSL changes.
Settings tweaks.
Windows Security improvements.
24 June 10, 2020 19645 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Nested Virtualization for AMD.
Remove Linux kernel from local image.
23 June 3, 2020 19640 Fast ring PC Minor update.
22 May 27, 2020 19635 Fast ring PC Minor update.
21 May 21, 2020 19631 Fast ring PC Minor update.
20 May 13, 2020 19628 Fast ring PC Minor update.
DNS over HTTPS.
19 May 6, 2020 19624 Fast ring PC Minor update.
VPN change.
Bluetooth text fix.
18 April 29, 2020 19619 Fast ring PC Minor update.
17 April 27, 2020 19613.1005 Fast ring PC Minor update.
KB4558320.
16 April 22, 2020 19613 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Fixes.
15 April 17, 2020 19608.1006 Fast ring PC Minor update.
KB4557426
14 April 15, 2020 19608 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Default apps search.
13 April 8, 2020 19603 Fast ring PC Minor update.
File Explorer WSL option.
Storage cleanup recommendations.
12 March 25, 2020 19592 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Tablet mode.
Search improvements.
11 March 18, 2020 19587 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
10 March 12, 2020 19582 Fast ring PC Minor update.
About settings.
Time & Date settings.
Eye Control update.
Bug fixes.
9 March 5, 2020 19577 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Diagnostic settings.
Windows Security icon.
Bug fixes.
8 February 20, 2020 19569 Fast ring PC Minor update.
New colorful icons.
Bug fixes.
7 February 12, 2020 19564 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Graphic settings.
Bug fixes.
6 February 5, 2020 19559 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
Hyper-V for ARM64.
5 January 30, 2020 19555 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
4 January 23, 2020 19551 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
Optional updates experiment.
3 January 16, 2020 19546 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Bug fixes.
Calculator graphic preview.
Index diagnostics app release.
2 January 8, 2020 19541 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Task Manager Details tab update.
Taskbar new location icon.
1 December 16, 2019 19536 Fast ring PC Minor update.
Optional features download.
Family group setup.

Join Windows Insider Program

On Windows 11, using the Settings app, you can join your device into any of the three testing channels to get early access to new features and enhancements.

To join the Windows Insider Program, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Update & Security.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

  4. Click the Get started button.

    Join Windows Insider Program button
    Join the Windows Insider Program button

  5. Click the Link an account button.

    Link an account option
    Link an account option

  6. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Under the “Pick your Insider settings” section, select the previews you want to test, including:

    • Dev Channel — Includes new features as soon as they’re ready, but builds are not stable.
    • Beta Channel — Includes new features and enhancements expected for the next version of Windows 11. The previews are more stable, but you may still run into issues.
    • Release Preview Channel — Includes the final version of Windows 11, minus some quality updates.
  9. Click the Confirm button.

    Select Insider channel
    Select Insider channel

  10. Click the Confirm button to agree to terms and conditions.

  11. Click the Restart button.

  12. Open Settings after the reboot.

  13. Click on Update & Security.

  14. Click on Windows Update.

  15. Click the Check for updates button.

    Windows 10 Insider Preview build download
    Windows 11 Insider Preview build download

  16. Click the Restart button.

Once you complete the steps, the latest preview build of Windows 11 available in your selected channel will download and install on your computer.

Change Windows Insider Program channel

You can always switch between channels to test different builds, but you can’t roll back to the current version of Windows 11 without reinstallation.

To change Insider channels, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

    Windows Insider Program
    Windows Insider Program

  4. Click the Choose your Insider settings option.

  5. Select a different Insider channel of Windows 11 – for example, Dev Channel, Beta Channel, or Release Preview Channel.

    Change Insider Channel
    Change Insider Channel

  6. Restart your device.

  7. Open Settings after the reboot.

  8. Click on Windows Update.

  9. Click the Check for updates button.

  10. Click the Restart button.

  11. After you complete the steps, the new build from the active channel you selected will download and install on the device.

  12. Stop Windows Insider Program builds

Although you can’t roll back to the current release of Windows 11 (unless you perform a clean installation), you can use an option to opt-out of the program, which will continue to download Insider builds. However, once the final version is released, the device will gracefully be removed from the program.

Stop Windows Insider Preview builds

To stop getting Insider builds of Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Click on Windows Insider Program.

    Windows Insider Program
    Windows Insider Program

  4. Click the Stop getting preview builds option.

  5. Turn off the toggle switch for the setting.

    Stop Windows 11 Insider builds
    Stop Windows 11 Insider builds

    Quick note: At the time of this writing, Microsoft is not currently offering a way to opt-out of the program gracefully. If you want to roll back to a previous version, you need to perform a clean install of Windows 10.

Once you complete the steps, the device will no longer receive Insider builds once the final version is installed.

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