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Earlier this month, Microsoft announced big changes to the Windows Insider program. Canary has been added to the previous Dev, Beta and Release Preview update channels, which is intended for enthusiasts and provides access to early unstable builds of the Windows operating system. The Dev channel has also been relaunched, where preview builds are now released on a more stable platform.
All these changes look interesting, but it is not yet known how this will work in practice. The only problem is that insiders from the old Dev channel were forced to switch to Canary without the ability to return to Dev. If the user still wants to return to Dev, Beta or RP, then he needs to completely reinstall Windows 11 on his device.
It seems that Microsoft does not intend to make changes to the release of insider builds, and they want to solve the problem that has arisen in a very original way – by sending out free flash drives at the request of users.
Members of the Windows Insider program began to receive emails with a unique code and link to a dedicated page, where you can order a free USB flash drive, which will come in handy for a clean installation of Windows. It is noted that delivery can take 6-8 weeks, so during this time, insiders on the Canary channel may receive several unstable builds. The number of flash drives is limited.
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