So you’ve upgraded to Windows 11, but you’re not quite satisfied with the changes? Or perhaps you’re facing compatibility issues with your software or hardware? No worries! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of rolling back to Windows 10 from Windows 11.
Note: Before you proceed, make sure to backup all of your important data, as the rollback process might lead to data loss.
Rolling Back to Windows 10 within 10 Days of Upgrading
If you have upgraded to Windows 11 within the last 10 days, you can quickly rollback to Windows 10 using the built-in recovery feature. Here’s how:
- Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
- Navigate to System > Recovery.
- Under the Go back to a previous version of Windows section, click on the Get started button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to revert back to Windows 10. Make sure to select a reason for going back when prompted.
If the rollback option is not available or more than 10 days have passed since the upgrade, you’ll need to perform a clean installation of Windows 10.
Clean Install Windows 10
To perform a clean installation of Windows 10, follow the steps below:
- Create a Windows 10 installation media using the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft.
- Insert the installation media (USB or DVD) into your computer and reboot.
- Press the required key (usually F2, F12, or Del) to access your computer’s boot menu during startup.
- Select the boot device (either the USB or DVD) and press Enter to boot from it.
- Once the Windows 10 setup begins, follow the on-screen instructions. When asked which type of installation you want, choose Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
- Select the partition where you had installed Windows 11, and click on the Delete option to remove it. Then, create a new partition using the available unallocated space, and click Next to proceed with the installation.
Once the installation is complete, Windows 10 will be up and running on your device.
Rolling back to Windows 10 from Windows 11 can be easily done within the first 10 days of the upgrade using the built-in recovery feature. If you’ve missed that window, a clean installation of Windows 10 is required. Always remember to backup your important data before attempting any rollback or reinstallation process.