The Windows Insider Program is an optional service offered by Flinders to let users experience the next version of Windows before public release. The program is aimed at early adopters and the 'enthusiast' crowd who enjoy running the latest operating systems and testing new features and software. 


Explore the next version of Windows 

Be one of the first to explore new Windows features by upgrading to the Windows 10 Insider build and then tell us what you think. Everyone uses Windows a bit differently, whether you’re a student, academic or professional staff member – we want your unique perspective. 


Getting Started

Join the Windows Insider Program and help shape the future of Windows 10 at Flinders. It’s as easy as 1. Register, 2. Install, 3. Engage

1. Register  2. Install 3.Engage 
Join the Windows Insider Program via the IDS Support Portal. Install the Windows 10 Insider build once it appears in Software Center. Once you’ve tried the Insider Preview, give us your feedback using the feedback app.

Installing Insider Preview builds is a great way to explore new Windows features, provide feedback and help shape future releases.



The first step to installing an Insider build is to register for the Windows Insider Program. Open the IDS Support Portal located on your desktop and select ‘Join Windows Insider’



To install the Windows 10 Insider build, open the IDS Support Portal and click ‘Install Software’. Once Software Center loads, navigate to the Operating Systems tab, select ‘Upgrade to Windows Insider’ and choose ‘Install’. 



Once you've had a chance to explore the new features in the Insider Preview build, let us know what you think. Simply open the IDS Support Portal, navigate to the Windows Insider button and click Submit Feedback. Use the feedback app to submit your ideas or any issues you experience, your feedback goes directly to IDS to help make Windows 10 at Flinders even better. 


Opting out of Windows Insider

If you are in a situation where you are unable to use your PC as expected, we’re here to help recover your PC to a good state. Once you’ve upgraded to the latest build of Windows 10, IDS are unable to simply roll you back if you’re unhappy with the operating system. Instead, our Client Service technicians will be able to backup any local data and applications and then reimage your hardware back to the current build of Windows 10. This process may take a couple of hours.