Successfully switched from dev to beta channel w/o clean install

Copper Contributor

Hey everyone!

Earlier today I tried to switch from the dev channel to another channel (beta) and it seemed to have worked somehow?


Usually if I choose beta or release preview channels and going back a page, it still shows that the dev channel is selected (as you can't change from dev channel unless a clean install is done).


This time, I tried again, and it's showing that the beta channel is chosen, even after a restart.

Would it mean that it worked? Could it be a small timeframe when it's possible to change channels due to the near release of the new Windows 11?


If that's the case, this could be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to leave the dev channel!


I will report back in some weeks if I actually switched channel from future windows updates.

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Thank you for your information - you can see if it works for others!