Windows 11 is the latest version of the operating system by Microsoft for computers and the new operating system has been introduced with many changes on the board. The company has done a massive change in the taskbar and Microsoft tried to refresh each and every element of the operating system. However, if you didn’t like the latest Windows 11 after switching from Windows 10 then this article is meant for you.
Well, if you didn’t impress with the new design and the makeover of the latest operating system of Microsoft then you can able to downgrade from Windows 11 and go back to your favourite Windows 10 operating system. The tech giant Microsoft has made a straightforward option to make you return two Windows 10 and the same can be done on the Settings page of the latest windows 11 operating system. When you upgrade your computer from Windows 10 operating system to the latest Windows 11 operating system, the computer keeps a copy of Windows 10 and the validity of the copy is 10 days, so you can revert to the previous version of the operating system comfortably. Keep in mind that if you return to the old version of the operating system from Windows 11, you may need to reinstall several apps and programmes. That means the items which you saved on your PC while running Windows 11 will not be carried over to Windows 10. If you are ok with this, then read on.
Steps to downgrade from Windows 11 to the Windows 10 operating system,
As I mentioned above, Microsoft provides you ten days of time to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 and you can do the same by following the steps which are listed below.
- First of all, you need to make sure that you are going to downgrade from Windows 11 in less than 10 days of upgrading the computer. You need to open the Settings application by clicking on the start menu of the computer which is running on Windows 11.
- After that, click on System and select> Recovery. You should see Return to the beginning: If this version does not work, revert return to Windows 10. To proceed, click the Back button.
- Now you will get a pop-up box that will ask the reason for the downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 operating system. Check your response and then click Next.
- Then your computer will offer next pop-up offers installing the most recent updates to resolve any issues you’ve encountered. Click the option called No, thank you button to skip that step.
- The following pop-up warns you that you won’t be able to use your PC until the process is complete, that you’ll have to reinstall some apps and programmes, and that you’ll lose any changes you made to your settings after installing Windows 11. Click Next to continue.
- The following popup urges you to remember your password in order to avoid being locked out. Next, click.
- Microsoft thanks you for trying Windows 11 in the next popup. Click Return to Windows 10.
- The procedure has finally begun. It may take some time to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10, so be patient. Sign into your recovered Windows 10 environment after the downgrade is complete. You should look for any applications you installed or settings you updated in Windows 11 to see if they need to be reinstalled or changed.
That’s it! This is how you can downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 operating system within 10 days of time.
After 10 days, downgrade
However, if you want to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 operating system after 10 days then you need to follow some other steps to perform the task. You may use a simple Microsoft command line tool to check the number of days remaining and even extend the deadline to as many as 60. (Opens in a new window). So let’s check out the way to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 after 10 days of validity.
You need to type cmd into the search field. Click the Run as administrator link in the search results to launch a command prompt with administrative privileges.
Now enter DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow at the command prompt. The number following the phrase Uninstall Window denotes the number of days remaining.
To extend the deadline, type: DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:days>, replacing days> with the number of days you want to apply. To set the downgrade deadline to 25 days, use DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:25. You can set the deadline to as few as two days or as many as 60.
Then, using the up arrow key, bring up the DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow command. Enter to rerun that command and confirm that the number of days you specified is now in effect. You can now return to Settings and use the Go back command whenever you want before the new number of days expires.
So this is how you can able to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 operating system. If you find any doubts then do let us know in the comments section below. Keep browsing our website for more tips and tricks to make your life easy.