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Windows 11 Insider Preview returns after rolling back to Windows 10

Our IT staff was working on some SCCM configurations and left something turned on that started to push out Windows 11 Insider Preview to several workstations. Many of them we have been able to roll back, but there are a few that after rolling back, want to reinstall the Win11 Preview. I have paused the updates, cleaned out windows update folders (resetting Windows update) with no luck. Checked GPO, and even registry settings. One of the PC's in question mentioned signing in with a Microsoft Account to change the Insider Preview settings. Signed in with my account, but there were no options to disable it. My next step is to manually remove them from SCCM and reset Windows updates one again. Has anyone come across this scenario and have any thoughts or fixes?

Windows OSWindows 10SCCMWindows 11

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Mary Kay Aldinger

8/22/2022 - Mon
Robert

I would check the deployment is not still in SCCM. Sounds like it keeps trying to deploy it and needs to removed from SCCM. 
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Mary Kay Aldinger

I've looked through SCCM and can find nothing of Windows 11 or insider preview. What's odd is that I have one machine that I paused the Win11 updates for 7 days. After the seven days it went back to Win10 updates as normal. I just rolled back a machine last evening and looked at it this morning and it's wanting to install 11 again!! I paused it for now till I can find some kind of answer.
Seth Simmons

have you tried with GPO or registry on that one system?

How to block the Windows 11 update from being installed on your PC

https://bgr.com/tech/how-to-block-the-windows-11-update-from-being-installed-on-your-pc/
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Mary Kay Aldinger

I recently was able to resolve the issue. I had to link my Microsoft account to the Windows insider Program, then add this MS account to Windows. After that, I was able to access Windows Insider Program under Updates & Security and turn OFF "Stop getting preview builds". I believe it's been a little over a week now and haven't heard back from the users in question. I was trying to make sure all was good before replying to my question. I actually found this fix on a Tom's Hardware article that described the issue to a T!
https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/uninstall-windows-11 

Thanks for all the help and suggestions!!
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