Advertisements

Fix: Windows Insider Program options greyed out in Windows 11

Microsoft has released the latest generation of Windows called ‘Windows 11‘ a couple of months ago under the Windows Insider Preview platform for eligible users who wanted to get an early build for testing. But it seems that plenty of Dev Channel users are unable to move to Beta Channel because the Windows Insider Program options greyed out in Windows 11 unexpectedly. If you’re also facing the same issue, you can follow this guide.

Now, after getting a couple of Dev Channel updates, you can switch to Beta Channel which is basically recommended for a better experience apart from Release Preview Channel. But you’ll need to switch to the rest of the channel if you’re currently on a Dev Channel to receive developer-friendly updates. Most of the Dev Channel users can’t stay for a longer period of time because the updates are quite buggy and unstable which can cause issues.

Fix: Windows Insider Program options greyed out in Windows 11

Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel options greyed out means if you’re on the Dev Channel for a while then you’ll be stuck into the highly unstable and buggy platform to receive updates that can ruin your user experience apart from causing serious troubles related to the system performance, app crashes, data loss, etc.

Luckily, we’ve shared two possible methods to fix this particular issue. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.

1. Use Command Prompt

  • Click on the Start menu > Type cmd and right-click on Command Prompt from the search result.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to allow the admin access.
  • Now, type the following command and hit Enter to run it:
bcdedit /set flightsigning on
  • Then execute the following command also:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} flightsigning on
  • Once done, make sure to restart your PC to apply changes.
  • Finally, you should be able to switch to the Release Preview easily.

2. Use Registry Editor

  • Press the Windows + R keys to open up a Run dialog box.
  • Next, type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
  • Copy & paste the following path in the address bar of the registry editor:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection

  • Now, double-click on the ‘UIBranch’ value from the right side of the window.
  • Change the Value Data to Beta and click on OK to save it.
  • Once done, you should copy & paste the following path in the address bar of the registry editor:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability

  • Next, double-click on the BranchName file from the right side of the window.
  • Change the Value Data to Beta and click on OK to save it.
  • Finally, restart your PC to apply changes and now you can switch to the Release Preview channel or Beta Channel easily.
  • Enjoy!

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.