Microsoft reopens beta testing for Windows 10 despite its impending demise.

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Microsoft recently announced that the end of support for Windows 10 is approaching, which means the OS will no longer receive updates. Despite this, the company is reopening the beta channel for Windows 10, signaling that a beta build of the operating system is on the horizon. In a blog post, Microsoft stated that the reopening of the beta channel does not change the end of support date for Windows 10, which remains October 14, 2025.

The purpose of reopening the beta channel is to enable active feature development with Windows Insiders, allowing them to try out new features for Windows 10, version 22H2 before the features are released to all Windows 10 customers. Microsoft emphasized that the Windows 11 upgrade will remain optional, and users can choose to upgrade when they are ready. However, if users switch to the Canary or Dev Channels, their PC will be upgraded to the latest Windows 11 build for those channels.

Microsoft also highlighted that there is a small window for users to roll back to Windows 10 after switching to the Canary or Dev Channels, but once this window closes, the only way to go back to the Beta Channel and/or Windows 10 will be to do a clean install of Windows. While there is no specified release date for the next beta build, Microsoft assured users that it will be available in the coming weeks. The company also cautioned that features and experiences included in the Windows 10 builds released to the Beta Channel might not be released, as they are experimenting with different concepts and collecting feedback.

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