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You can install Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds directly on your individual device or virtual machine. Or if you're an administrator, you can manage them centrally across your organization.

Install on your individual device

Preparation

First, make sure you're ready to set up flighting:

  • To install Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds1, you must be running a licensed version of Windows 10 on your device. You can install Windows 10 here if your device is currently running an older version or if you need to buy Windows. If you're having issues installing Windows 10, you can also download a Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO to get started.

  • The process of setting up flighting restarts your device during program setup and updating. Make sure you're ready for this, so you don't lose open documents or unsaved work. You might also want to take a picture of these directions or bookmark this page on your browser to get back to it easily.

  • Make sure that we support your language.

Supported languages

Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds are 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 Builds are 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 (North Macedonia), Malay (Malaysia), Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nepali, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Oriya, 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

Installation

  1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program on your Windows 10 device. (You must be an administrator on your device to see this setting.)

  2. Select the Get Started button. Under Pick an account to get started, select + to connect the Microsoft account you registered with and continue.

  3. Follow the directions on your screen to choose the experience and channel you'd like to get Insider Preview builds through. (Not sure which channel to choose? Learn more about channels.)

  4. Review the Privacy Statement and program terms, confirm, and choose Restart Now or Restart Later to finish setting up your device.

  5. Once your device restarts, make sure your data settings are set to the right level, so you can receive preview builds.

  6. Once you've checked your data settings, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select the Check for updates button to download the latest Insider Preview build based on the settings you chose. Your device will update like it normally would with a Windows update.

  7. Read our flight blog posts to learn more about what's in your Insider Preview build.

Note

If you install an Insider Preview build in one channel, and you want to switch to a different channel, you might need to do a clean install of Windows and reset your Windows Insider settings on that device. Learn more about switching channels.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds may be substantially modified before they're 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.

Install on a virtual machine

Running Insider Preview builds on a virtual machine is a great option if you don't want to change the version of Windows 10 actually running on your device.

  1. Set up a virtual machine on your device or get the Windows 10 Preview from the Azure Marketplace.

  2. If you set up a VM on your device, download the latest Insider Preview build and follow the directions on the Windows Insider Preview downloads page to install it on your virtual machine. If you used the Windows 10 Preview from the Azure Marketplace, you'll see preview builds right away.

Manage across your organization

If you're an administrator, you can install and manage Insider Preview builds centrally across multiple devices within your organization's domain. Learn more about managing Windows Insider Preview builds for your organization..