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After you’ve tried the latest Insider builds for a while, you may want to opt out your PC or phone—especially if your device is now using a production build. You can either opt out with the next production or publicly released build, or restore your device to its original operating system.

Opt out with the next production build

We recommend opting out of Insider builds when your PC or phone is using a production build, which is more stable and can remain on your device longer. Insider builds are less stable than production builds, aren’t serviced, and eventually expire.

Note: You won’t lose any info if you opt out your device using a production build.

  1. Wait for the next build announcement. The Feedback Hub app is a good place for this.

  2. Make sure your device is using a production build. On your PC, do one of the following:

    • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > System  > About, and then look for the build edition, version, and build number.

    • In the Search box, type winver, or press Windows logo [icon] key + R, then look for the build number.

  3. If you're opting out your phone, make sure it's running a production build by pressing and holding (or right-clicking) the Start  button, then selecting Settings  > System  > About, and then looking for the build number.

  4. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security > Windows Insider Program, and then choose Stop Insider builds.

  5. Follow the instructions to opt out your device.

Opt out to your device’s original operating system

To return to a stable build, restore your device back to the operating system it was running when purchased. Use the one of the following appropriate recovery images to restore your device.

To restore your PC:

  1. Back up any info you want to keep.

  2. Use one of the following recovery images: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

To restore your phone:

  1. Back up any info you want to keep.

  2. To return to Windows Phone 8.1: download the Windows Device Recovery Tool on a PC, then connect your phone to that PC to reinstall Windows Phone 8.1.

  3. To restore or reset Windows 10 Mobile: Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > System  > About > Reset your phone.

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