When will "leave insider program" install the Windows 11 released version?

Ray Froess 20 Reputation points

When will "leave insider program" install the Windows 11 released version? I've been "Queued for unenrollment" since March. I get the other Windows updates and install them without issue. I don't want to do a clean install as there's too much time taken getting licenses, configurating Windows, install Outlook email accounts, etc.

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  1. Kapil Arya 7,401 Reputation points MVP

    As you're already Queued for unenrollment since March, but there is no feature update released since then. Last feature update was 22H2 released last year. Windows 11 23H2 may arrive later this year and you will got it so that your unenrollment from Windows Insider will be complete. So I just recommend you to wait, until 23H2 arrives!

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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,436 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    If you have selected the option to stop receiving Insider Preview builds, your device will be queued for unenrollment. This means that when the next major release of Windows is released, your device will stop receiving preview builds and will be moved to the released version of Windows. However, there have been reports of users being queued for unenrollment for many months without being unenrolled. If you have been queued for unenrollment since March and have not been unenrolled, you may want to consider performing a clean install of the released version of Windows 11.


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  2. Ray Froess 20 Reputation points

    If you go to https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/release-health/windows11-release-information it says, "Windows 11 will have an annual feature update cadence." Under "Windows 11 current versions," you'll see that 21H2 was available on 2021-10-04 and 22H2 on 2022-09-20.

    Everyone including me appears to be stuck in the Insider program until September or October!

    The other option, reinstallation, is not trivial. Before I restore Windows, I have to back up my data files. Some locations are not obvious so I backup my whole drive. It requires creating copious notes. Once I've restored Windows, I have to find and download every application I use. For licensed software, I need the registration information and often run into issues such as it has been previously registered, or I have to purchase the current version. Next, I have to restore all my data files. I use Outlook so I have to configure each email address to access its server. Then there's configuring Windows (network, desktop, printers, displays, the Start menu, File Explorer setting, etc.) and each application including browsers. I've done this before and the process takes 1 - 2 days full-time until the computer is again useful followed by several weeks of fixing small issues.

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