Your Windows Insider Program content settings have been reverted

Microsoft earlier decided to split their Windows Insider Program into multiple branches. The purpose was to reserve one branch for an upcoming release and other ones for future releases. Along with this option, Windows introduced the “Skip ahead to the next Windows release” feature for those enrolled in the insider program so they could skip the upcoming updates and preview those scheduled after it. Eg. If the next update is v1709, the user could directly skip to the next update which is v1803.

How to use the “Skip ahead to the next Windows release” feature?

  1. Click on the Start button and then the gear-like symbol to open the Settings window.
  2. Select “Skip ahead to the next Windows release.” It would help you skip the current release and enroll for the next major Windows release.

Your Windows Insider Program content settings have been reverted

Your Windows Insider Program content settings have been reverted

However, many users were unable to use the Skip ahead feature and the OS simply reverted to the previous version while giving the error message:

Your Windows Insider Program content settings have been reverted. We did this because you selected Skip Ahead, but Skip Ahead is now closed. You’ll continue to receive updates as usual.

Getting this error means the user has missed the preview for the release, however, there’s a way to still enroll for it. The steps are as follows:

Note: Please save a backup of the system’s data before making any changes to the registry of the system.

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command “regedit.” Press Enter, it will open the Registry Editor.

2] Navigate to the path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Selection.

3] On the right-pane, check that the value of UIContentType should be set to “Skip” and the value of UIRing should be set to “WIF.”

4] Now navigate to the path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability.

5] In the right-pane, the value of ContentType should be set to “Skip.”

If the following values in the registry are true, the user should be able to Skip ahead for the release, but if not, they can be modified by right-clicking on the value and editing it.

Upon modifying the values, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program once again and check the status of the update.

If it is either pending or downloading, consider the issue resolved. Else, we would have to restart the system after which it would surely proceed with the updates.

Let us know if this helped.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.