Some Windows 11 Insiders are trapped in the development channel.I can’t switch to beta

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Microsoft has recently begun informing users of the Windows Insider Program that future Windows 11 builds on the development channel are likely to be less stable. As a result, the users recommended by the Redmond Giants currently in the development channel will switch to the beta channel.However, according to a recent report, some Windows Insider users I’m stuck on the development channel and can’t switch to the beta channel..

For those who don’t know, Microsoft will start testing the initial development build of Windows 11 on the development channel as usual. As a result, the Dev channel Windows Insider will start receiving less stable and buggy builds than the current build.

Therefore, in a recent official email to Insider, Microsoft notified us of the change and suggested switching to the beta channel to get a more stable build prior to the October public release.

However, according to the first report by the Italian media house HT Novo, Some Windows Insiders are stuck in the development channel because they can’t switch from the Windows Update settings to the beta channel. For some users, the option to switch to beta channel in Windows 11 is grayed out. As a result, insiders are trapped in the development channel without the options needed to switch to the beta channel.

Some Windows Insider is trapped in the development channel prior to rolling out unstable builds
Image courtesy of HTNovo

The report also suggests an old trick to switch insider channels by manually changing the insider channel through the Windows Registry feature. In that case, Microsoft is switching the Dev channel to the Release Preview channel instead of the Insider Beta channel. So, if you are facing a similar problem, unfortunately there is no solution to this at this time.