How to download Windows 10 builds after Skip Ahead is closed


If your device is already part of the Windows Insider Program and you missed the window to join Skip Ahead, use these steps to modify the Registry to receive Windows 10 version 1909 previews:

Important: It’s recommended that you do a full backup of your computer before proceeding, as modifying the registry incorrectly can cause irreversible damage to your system. Also, I’d also like to add that I have tried these settings and it worked on my device, but be advised that this may not work for everyone.
  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for regedit and click the result to open the Registry.
  3. Navigate the following path:
  4. Double-click the UIContentType string and change its value to Skip.
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Double-click the UIRing string and change its value to WIF.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Navigate the following path:
  9. Double click the ContentType string and change its value to Skip.
  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Double-click the Ring string and change its value to Skip.
  12. Click the OK button.
  13. Double-click the RingId string and change its value to 10.
  14. Click the OK button.
Once you’ve completed the steps, open the Windows Update settings and check for updates, and now the latest Skip Ahead build should start downloading.

You can verify the settings by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program, and you should see that your device is now enrolled in the Fast ring Skip Ahead.


If you want to stop receiving Skip Ahead builds, you can change the settings in the Windows Insider Program page, but it may require to reinstall Windows 10 and rejoin the program.

Tested on the following Windows 10 builds and it worked for me:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.285]
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.590]
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18342.8]