Have you recently upgraded to Windows 11 and realized that you’d rather go back to Windows 10? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many users have discovered that Windows 11 might not be the right fit for them due to various reasons, such as hardware compatibility or simply preferring the older version’s interface. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of downgrading from Windows 11 to Windows 10.
Method 1: Using the Windows Recovery Option
If you’ve upgraded to Windows 11 within the last 10 days, you can use the built-in Windows recovery option to go back to Windows 10 quickly. Follow the steps below:
- Click on the Start button and select Settings.
- Click on System and then select Recovery.
- Under the Recovery tab, you’ll see the option Go back. Click on the Get started button under this option.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the rollback process.
Once the process is complete, your computer will restart, and you’ll be back on Windows 10.
Method 2: Clean Installation of Windows 10
If the recovery option is not available to you or you would like a fresh start, you can perform a clean installation of Windows 10. Before you proceed with this method, make sure to back up all your important files and data, as this process will erase everything on your computer.
- Download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website.
- Run the Media Creation Tool and choose Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to create a bootable USB drive or an ISO file for Windows 10.
- If you created a bootable USB drive, insert it into your computer and restart. If you created an ISO file, burn it to a DVD and insert it into your computer, then restart.
- During the boot process, press the appropriate key (usually F12, F2, or DEL) to access the BIOS/UEFI settings, and change your computer’s boot order to prioritize the Windows 10 installation media.
- Once the Windows 10 setup starts, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the clean installation.
After the installation is complete, you’ll have a fresh copy of Windows 10 on your computer.
Now that you know how to go back to Windows 10 from Windows 11, you can choose the method that best suits your needs. Remember to always back up your important files and data before making any significant changes to your computer’s operating system. Good luck, and happy computing!