In a new email sent to the Windows Insiders, Microsoft warned users about incoming unstable updates that can cause severe bugs and breakdowns to their systems.
Though it didn’t mention the specific reason, this could be more about the Windows 11 23H2 update release. Thus, Microsoft asked users to downgrade to the Beta channel if they want no issues; else, those in the Dev channel will be updated to the new Windows 11 23H2, which has a lot of bugs in the early development phase.
The Unstable Windows 11 23H2 Update
As Microsoft shifted the feature-update phase to only once every year from Windows 11, we see the next build – Windows 11 22H2 coming later this year. Dubbed the Sun Valley 2 update, this may have a few new features and a lot of improvements over the existing ones.
While it’s still in the pipeline, Windows Insiders are already experiencing this in Beta and Dev channels. And for Dev channel users, Microsoft sent a warning email asking them to be ready for more unstable updates. While it didn’t mention any specific reason, this could be more about Windows 11 23H2!
Thus, Microsoft asked the Dev channel users to downgrade to the Beta channel if they wanted to have slightly stable builds. It said;
“If you would like to experience more reliable builds… please move your device to the Beta Channel through the Windows Insider Program Settings.”
Else, they’d be updated to the warned unstable builds (probably to the Windows 11 23H2), which may have a lot of glitches, including critical Blue Screen errors at times!
After a specific time period, downgrading to the Beta channel is not possible, so it’s recommended to switch down as soon as possible if you don’t want any issues. Else, those who ignored the warning and updated their systems should later do a “clean installation of the released version of Windows 11 on your device to switch to the Beta Channel,” said Microsoft.