How to Disable Windows Insider Service in Windows 10

Microsoft tests the new feature via the insider programs before officially releasing them to the general public. For the very reason, there lies a program titled “Windows Insider” on our computer. The intention is pretty simple – the registered users (insiders) get early access to these beta versions so that they can test new features on their computers. When everything seems to be working fine on the preview builds, the company includes the new features on its next major or cumulative update. 

Each and every program on Windows 10 has its own service running in the background and so is the case with the Insider program. Whether you are enrolled in this or not, the service keeps running until you manually stop this. If you are getting performance issues on your device, you may safely disable the related services. 

Note: The insiders who want to retain back their PC’s original speed may also disable the Windows Insider service. 

Ways to Quit As an Insider on Windows 10

Use any one of the following methods to disable the Windows Insider service (wisvc) on Windows 10 PC –

1] Stop Receiving the Next Production Build via Settings

If you want to stop receiving the Next production build instead of disabling the whole Insider Services, you may use these steps. Otherwise, follow the next set of solutions –

  • First of all, reach out to the following location – Settings (Win + I) > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.
  • Jump to the right side and slide the “Stop getting preview builds” toggle switch to the right. 

For Insiders Only

If you are already an insider and want to opt-out of these services, make sure that you are using a production build. You may do the following to know what is the current build number on your device. 

  • Press Win + R, type winver, and press Enter. There appears a pop-up window displaying your current Windows 10 version along with a build number. 

Winver - Get OS Build Info

2] Through the Services Console

One may disable the insider services simply by opening the Services window and making the necessary changes. Here’s how to perform this task –

  • Press Win + S to launch the Search window.
  • Type “services” in the text field and press the Enter.
  • Scroll and locate “Windows insider service” under the Name column.
  • Right-click on this service and hit Properties on the context menu. 

Services Window - Disable Windows Insider Service

  • Use the drop-down menu next to Startup type and select “Disabled“.

Disable Windows Insider Service - Properties

  • Subsequently, hit Apply then OK to confirm the above changes. 

3] Disable Windows Insider Service using the “cmd” command

Alternatively, you may also use a single command to disable the Insider services on Windows 10. Here are the essential steps to work upon –

  • Make a right-click on the Windows icon and select Run.
  • Press and hold Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys to start Command Prompt as an Administrator.
  • Click Yes to agree with the User account control prompt.
  • On the elevated console, type the following and hit Enter.

sc config “wisvc” start= disabled

Disable Windows Insider Service - Cmd

  • When you receive the confirmation message i.e. “[SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS“, close Command Prompt, and Restart Windows. 

4] With Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell also provides an option to disable the insider services on the computer. To do so, use these simple steps –

  • Press Windows Key and X altogether to launch the Power Menu.
  • Select the option – Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  • When the UAC dialog comes into view, hit Yes.
  • Now, copy/paste the below code and hit Enter

Set-Service wisvc –Startup Type Disabled

Disable Windows Insider Service - PowerShell

  • Once over, Reboot your computer so that changes made become effective from the next logon. 

By choosing any of the above methods, you may safely disable Windows Insider Service. For users who don’t wish to be part of the Windows Insider Program, removing this service can boost their PC’s performance.