Leaving Windows 11 Dev Channel


Jack

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Please tell me someone knows a way to leave the Dev channel without wiping all the data off their hard drive. These updates have been repeatedly wrecking my PC's functionality and I've had enough, but unfortunately I seem to be stuck here until I'm willing to throw all my data away. I have 3tb of storage and there's no way I can back it all up without a serious financial investment.
 
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rfsmith7

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You need to do a clean install of Windows 11 to revert to the standard channel. There is no other way. Ideally you need to set up your system so that the Windows C drive contains just the OS, and all your data is on a separate drive or partition. Then the re-install just replaces the OS.
 

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Okay so what if I get a new drive specifically for the OS, download the production version of Windows 11 onto that, and make it my boot drive. Will my apps and files on my previous C drive still be usable?
 
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No, they will not be usable as they are on a different Windows version.
 

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