How to switch back to Windows 10 from Windows 11

Windows 11 offers its users a tool that will allow them to return to Windows 10. Although it may seem complicated, going back to the previous version of the Microsoft operating system is really easy.

How to revert from Windows 11 to the previous version of Windows 10

In this guide, we’ll tell you two options, depending on how long you’ve been using Windows 11.

If you’ve been using Windows 11 for less than 10 days

Users who have upgraded to Windows 11 have ten days to revert to the previous version. During this time they can try all the features of Microsoft’s latest version and if they are not convinced they can easily switch back to Windows 10.

If this time has not passed since you upgraded to Windows 11, then visit the section System in the settings. Then go up Recovery (Restoration) to see all recovery options. There you will see the section Go back (return), which displays a button of the same name on the right side of the window. Click on it to start uninstalling the latest update.

Rollback in Windows 11Rollback in Windows 11

In the pop-up window, choose the reason you want to quit Windows 11. If you don’t want to give a reason, choose For another reason (another reason) and leave the text box blank. Click on Nextto continue.

State why you want to return to Windows 10State why you want to return to Windows 10

In the next step, Windows reminds you that your applications will be lost during this process and you will inevitably have to reinstall them. Any configuration changes you’ve made since having Windows 11 on your computer will also be erased.

Warning about deleting applications and filesWarning about deleting applications and files

Finally use the button Go back to Windows 10 (back to Windows 10) to return to the previous version of the system. The process may take a few minutes.

Back to Windows 10Back to Windows 10

When it’s done, you’ve restored Windows 10 to your computer.

If more than ten days have passed since installing Windows 11

The above method will not work if more than ten days have passed since upgrading to Windows 11. It also won’t take effect if you’ve installed updates in the meantime or completely reformatted your computer to install the latest operating system version. In all these cases, you have no choice but to use the Windows 10 ISO with the Media Creation Tool to download and create a bootable USB stick. You will need to perform a system clean install, so your files will be deleted during the process. Make a backup before proceeding.

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