There are upgrades and then downgrades. Going back to Windows 10 from Windows 11 is
quite possible. If you have been using Windows 11 for some time and you are not satisfied. f
Perhaps the weight of this new operating system is slowing down your computer, or perhaps
you are simply more comfortable with the version 10 offered by Microsoft. Whatever your
reason, we have good news: reverting to Microsoft’s previous operating system is very easy.
Did you know? Even if you bought a computer with Windows 11 pre-installed, you could ditch
Microsoft’s latest operating system. There are two methods depending on how and when it was
During the first ten days after installing Windows 11
Windows 10 is the latest operating system. It has a lot of new features and improvements over
Windows 7 and Windows 8. But, it has some disadvantages too. For example, there are many
people who don’t like the design of this OS. And there are some other people who don’t like how
Microsoft forces users to upgrade to this version by disabling updates for other versions of
Uninstalling Windows 11
If you have already installed Windows 11, you should be able to revert back to it by uninstalling
it and then reinstalling the previous version of the operating system. To uninstall Windows 11,
go to Settings > System > Apps & features and remove all Microsoft apps that are not related to
your PC, such as Office 365 and OneDrive. Once all these apps have been removed, go back
to Settings > System > Recovery and select “Go back to an earlier build.” This will take you
back one step in your update history.
This method only works if you’ve upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Before you begin,
it’s a good idea to back up your files as a precaution.
1. Open Settings, then Recovery options. The quickest way to do this is to open the start menu
and type in “recovery options.” Otherwise, navigate to the Windows Update section in the left
list, then click Advanced Options in the right pane. Go down to the Additional Options section
and click Recovery.
2. Find Backspace. If you don’t see this available, you are outside your ten-day window and will
need to use the other method below to downgrade.
3. Click on the Back button to begin the process. You have to mention why you are returning to
Windows 10. Then it will be followed by several more interstitial screens that offer suggestions
and/or advice before you begin the restoration. Also, remember that you will need to remember
your password to log in to Windows 10, so remember it.
Method If windows is installed for more than 10 days
The procedure described below also applies to devices purchased with Windows 11 preinstalled.
To return to Windows 10, you will need to perform a clean installation of the Windows operating
system. This involves wiping everything from your PC and starting from scratch, so be sure to
back up your files.
To do this, the easiest way is to equip yourself with a USB drive larger than 8 GB and visit
Microsoft’s Windows 10 download page and then search for Windows 10 installation media.