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Help co-create an even better Windows

Explore new Windows features by installing Windows 10 Insider Previews.

Get the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build

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If you’ve never installed a Preview Build

On your PC with Windows 10 installed, type “Windows Insider Program settings” in the search bar (lower left), then open to Windows Insider Program and start Insider Preview builds.1


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If you’ve already installed a Preview Build

On your PC, go to Windows Update and click “Check for updates. If Windows Update says your device is up to date, you have the latest build.


Check out new features

We’re working on new Windows features all the time. With Insider Preview Builds, you get to be among the first to try these features before the general public.2 Here are just a few recent highlights.

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Stay better connected

With My People, you can pin your favorite contacts directly to the taskbar and view multiple communication apps together, all filtered to each person on your taskbar.3

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Story Remix

As an evolution of the Photos app, Story Remix uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to understand your content and automatically bring it together into video stories.

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PDF Reader enhancement

Fill in PDF-based forms within Microsoft Edge, make notes directly on PDFs and navigate longer PDFs with the Table of Contents feature.

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Audio to Beam

Under Settings > Gaming > Broadcasting, you can now choose “Per-app audio” to broadcast using only the game’s audio to Beam.

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Improved update experience

You can easily be aware of an available update without it interrupting your work through the new interactive toast notification.

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Free up more storage space

Use Storage Sense to choose to automatically delete files in your Downloads folder that haven’t been changed for 30 days.

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Improved battery life

Power Throttling4 can result in up to 11% savings in CPU power consumption for some of the most strenuous use cases.

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Look for the cat in Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program.

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New experience for Gmail accounts

Try out the Focused Inbox and richer experiences for travel reservations and package deliveries.

Preview with confidence

No beta software is perfect. That’s why we offer Insiders different versions of Insider Preview Builds. We call them Rings. The Slow Ring is for most Insiders who simply want to explore new Preview features with minimal risk to their devices. The Fast Ring is for advanced Insiders who want to explore new features even sooner — and don’t mind dealing with the bugs and other issues that come with these builds.

  1. Windows 10 Insider Preview may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. Make sure that you have administrator rights to your machine and that it has latest Windows updates. Check Getting Started with Windows Insider Program for more details on language and device support.
  2. Features may be available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.
  3. Contact syncing is enabled by default following system settings in versions 11.13+ of Skype. If you have an older version of Skype, you will need to manually enable contact syncing via the Skype app settings.
  4. Power throttling is a temporary working name for this feature and may change before the release of the next Windows 10 update.