Getting started

Join the Windows Insider Program and help shape the future of Windows. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Register, install the Windows 10 Insider Preview and give Windows engineering lots of feedback.

1. Register

The first step to installing an Insider Preview build is to register as a Windows Insider. Registration also provides you with valuable news and updates to help you get the most of out the program. You have two registration options.

Register with your Microsoft account

Use the same account that you use for other Microsoft services. If you don’t have a Microsoft account, it is easy to get one. Get a Microsoft account.

  1. Sign in with your Microsoft account (email, phone or Skype name and password).
  2. Read the privacy statement and program terms. Check the box at the bottom of the page to accept and click Submit.
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Register with your corporate account

Registering with your corporate account provides you with additional Windows Insider Program benefits for your business, such as increase the visibility of feedback submitted by you and others in your organization — especially on features that support your productivity and business needs. We’ll also help you deepen your connections with the IT Pro community, collect feedback within your organization, and resolve blocking or critical issues to better support your organization’s needs sooner.

To install Insider Preview builds, you need a corporate account on Azure Active Directory and a PC running Windows 10 Version 1703 or later.

  1. Sign in with your corporate account (email and password).
  2. Read the privacy statement and program terms. Check the box at the bottom of the page to accept and click Submit.
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2. Install

Windows 10 Insider Preview and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview

Installing Insider Preview builds is a great way to explore new Windows features, provide feedback and help shape future releases. Just remember: like any pre-release software, you may encounter bugs and other issues along the way. For this reason, Preview builds are made for people who know their way around a PC and don’t mind frequent updates with significant changes. But don’t worry. You actually have a choice of Insider Preview versions. If you’re not comfortable with the early "Fast Ring" versions, you can always select the Slow Ring or Release Preview - which are released later, but are more stable.

Get your machine Windows 10-ready

To install the Windows 10 Insider Preview, you’ll need to be running Windows 10.

  • Already running Windows 10? Great! You’re ready to install.
  • If your PC is currently running Windows 7/8/8.1, you can install Windows 10 here.
  • If you are having problems installing Windows 10, you can install a Windows 10 Insider Preview build from this link: Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO.

Technical Specifications

Language support (PC)

Windows 10 Insider Preview is available in the following languages: English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Russian, German, French, French (Canada), Korean, Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Swedish, Finnish, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Thai, Catalan, Hindi, and Vietnamese.

Note:

  • If your Windows build is not in one of the available base languages, you will not receive Insider Preview builds.
  • Hindi, Catalan, and Vietnamese can only be installed as a language pack over How to add an input language to your PC.

Language support (mobile)

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview is available in the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Galician, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, KiSwahili, Korean, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek and Vietnamese. Note: Some text in the preview will not yet have been translated into all available languages and will only appear in English. This text will be translated into all available languages when final product is available.

Compatible devices

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview currently works with the following phones:

  1. Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
    Lumia 640
  2. BLU Win HD LTE x150ev
    Lumia 640 XL
  3. BLU Win HD W510U
    Lumia 650
  4. BLU Win HD LTE X150Q
    Lumia 730
  5. BLU Win JR x130e
    Lumia 735
  6. Lumia 430
    Lumia 830
  7. BLU Win JR x130e
    Lumia 735
  8. Lumia 430
    Lumia 830
  9. BLU Win JR x130e
    Lumia 735
  10. Lumia 430
    Lumia 830
  11. Lumia 435
    Lumia 929 (ICON)
  12. Lumia 532
    Lumia 930
  13. Lumia 535
    Lumia 950
  14. Lumia 540
    Lumia 950 XL
  15. Lumia 550
    Lumia 1520
  16. Lumia 635 (1GB)
    Mouse Computer Madosma Q501
  17. Lumia 636 (1GB)
    Xiaomi Mi4
  18. Lumia 638 (1GB)

Note:

  • Some phones, regions, and mobile operators might not support Insider Preview. If your phone isn't listed, and no Insider Preview builds appear under Enroll in the Windows Insider app, then your phone isn't supported and it may or may not be supported in the future.
  • To see which Windows Phone operating system (OS) version is installed on your phone, go to Settings > About > More info.
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3. Engage

Once you’ve had a chance to explore the new features in an Insider Preview build, let us know what you think. Simply go to the Feedback Hub app in your Start menu. Your feedback goes directly to our engineers to help make Windows even better.