Windows 11 preview update: How to roll back to Windows 10 in simple steps

Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system, was presented to the public last month. The next-generation OS will be released to the public in October according to many, but a developer preview beta is already available for download.

Many users are now testing Windows 11 insider builds and have found new improvements. If you’re not satisfied with the upgrade, you can simply revert to Windows 10 as before. However, this limitation must be noted. You can rollback from Windows 11 to Windows 10 within 10 days of installing the update. Techradar noted that users can now rollback from Windows 11 to Windows 10, but only within 10 days of installing the upgrade.

In just a few steps, how to go back to Windows 11 from Windows 10

Step 1: Open Windows PC, and go to the Start Menu

Step 2: Tap the Settings button and type in Windows Update

Step 3: Once you have opened the file, search for Advanced Options. Then go to Recovery

Step 4: On the next page, you’ll find the Previous version under Recovery options

The option to go back to an older version of Windows is only available for 10 days from the date your Windows 11 system was updated. The 10-day period is also applicable for the most recent beta version Windows 11.

Yes, after you upgrade to Windows 11 you can use the rollback function for 10 days. You will still be able to keep your files and data. Lenovo explained that you must back up all your data after the 10-day window and perform a clean install to get back Windows 10.

After the Windows 11 official release, you will be able rollback your machine to Windows 10 after the 10-day period. However, CNET warns that this process can be difficult as users need to backup their data and then perform a clean install of Windows 10 on the PC. Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in October 2025. This is after four happy years with the previous version.