Windows Insider Preview Downloads

Windows 10 Insider Preview

In addition to the standard Windows 10 Insider Preview edition this page will allow you to download these editions:

  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Enterprise is built to address the needs of large and midsize organizations, and comes with the management tools that IT administrators need.
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Education is built for students and faculty, and comes with the management tools that IT administrators need.
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Home Single Language is built for consumers in emerging markets and can only run a single language.
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview Home China is built for consumers in China and is delivered in Simplified Chinese.

Follow these steps to download Insider Preview:

  1. Sign up for the Windows Insider Program, if you haven't already.
  2. Read the system requirements.
  3. Click one of the Download links on this page to download a special file—it's called an ISO file—that you can use to install the preview.
  4. When the download is complete, transfer the ISO file to installation media such as a USB flash drive or DVD.
  5. Boot your PC from the installation media, and then follow the steps to perform a clean install.

Windows Insider Preview Activation
You will need to install the Windows 10 Insider Preview build on a device that has been previously activated with Windows 10 or with a Windows 10 product key. For more details please see the article: Activation in Windows 10.


  • You'll need a third-party program to convert the ISO file into installable media—DVD burning software often includes this capability.
  • Remember, trying out an early build like this can be risky. That's why we recommend that you don't install the preview on your primary home or business PC. Unexpected PC crashes could damage or even delete your files, so you should back up everything.
  • If you want to stop using Windows 10 Insider Preview and return to your previous version of Windows, you'll need to reinstall your previous version from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC—typically a DVD. If you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create recovery media from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. You'll need to do this before you upgrade. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer's website for more info.
  • After you install Windows 10 Insider Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.

Select edition

The Windows 10 Insider Preview option now includes these editions: Home, Pro, Education, and Home Single Language

Select an edition from the drop down menu.

About your privacy

Microsoft will collect data about your installation and use of Windows Insider Preview builds to help us improve our products and services. See our privacy statement to learn more.

This is prerelease software

Windows Insider Preview builds may be substantially modified before they are 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.

Windows Insider Program Agreement

See the Microsoft Windows Insider Program Agreement to learn more.

Windows 10 automatic updates

In Windows 10 Insider Preview, the Windows Update will be set to automatically install important updates as they become available. You won’t be able to turn off automatic updates.


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