Getting started

Join the Windows Insider Program and help shape the future of Windows. It’s as easy as 1. Register, 2. Install, 3. Engage.

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1. Register

Join the Windows Insider Program using your personal account or your organization account.


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2. Install

Install the Windows 10 Insider Preview or the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview.


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3. Engage

Once you’ve tried the Insider Preview, give us your feedback via the Feedback Hub.


1. Register

The first step to installing an Insider Preview build is to register as a Windows Insider. You have two registration options.

Register your personal 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.

Register your organization account

Registering with your organization account provides you with additional Windows Insider Program benefits for your business. Resources: Onboarding using Azure Active Directory and Frequently Asked Questions.

To install Insider Preview builds, you need an organization account on Azure Active Directory and a PC running Windows 10 Version 1703 or later. Confirm by going to Settings>System>About.

  1. Sign in with your organization 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".

2. Install

Windows 10 Insider Preview and Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview1

Installing Insider Preview builds is a great way to explore new Windows features, provide feedback and help shape future releases.

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 or device and don’t mind frequent updates with significant changes.

But don’t worry. You 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. Find out more about rings.

Get your machine Windows 10-ready.

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

Windows 10 Insider Preview is available in the following SKU languages:
Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Chinese (Simplified, China), Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Estonian (Estonia), Finnish (Finland), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Latvian (Latvia), Lithuanian (Lithuania), Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Serbian (Latin, Serbia), Slovak (Slovakia), Slovenian (Slovenia), Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain, International Sort), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey), Ukrainian (Ukraine).

Windows 10 Insider Preview is available in the following Language Interface Packs (LIP) languages:
Afrikaans (South Africa), Albanian (Albania), Amharic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani (Latin, Azerbaijan), Bangla (Bangladesh), Bangla (India), Basque, Belarusian (Belarus), Bosnian (Latin), Catalan (Catalan), Cherokee (Cherokee), Dari, Filipino (Philippines), Galician (Galician), Georgian, Gujarati, Hindi (India), Icelandic, Indonesian (Indonesia), Irish, Kannada, Kazakh (Kazakhstan), Khmer (Cambodia), KiSwahili, Konkani, Kyrgyz, Lao (Laos), Luxembourgish, Macedonian (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nepali, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Odia, Persian, Punjabi, Quechua, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia), Sindhi (Arabic), Sinhala, Tamil (India), Tatar, Telugu, Turkmen, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Latin, Uzbekistan), Valencian, Vietnamese, Welsh.


Windows LIP language packs can only be installed over the supported base languages. To learn how to configure your input or display languages after install a language pack, see How to add and switch an input or display language to your PC.

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.

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.

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

  • HP Elite x3
  • Wileyfox Pro
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • Softbank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns Neo

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.

Follow the install instructions.


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. The Feedback Hub also connects you to Insider news, quests, community, and other resources.  Find out how to provide constructive feedback.

  1. Windows 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.