How to Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10

The latest Operating System from Microsoft Windows 11 features is much more than the previous Windows 11. This is the age of Windows 11 for your desktop, PC, and Laptop. After releasing this new OS, Microsoft makes it simple enough to revert directly to Windows 10 if you aren’t ready to stay on it. We have a tutorial on How to Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10

Windows 11 is Microsoft’s modern operating system, released on October 5, 2021. Windows 11 will be available in your Windows 10 operating system and meet minimum hardware requirements. You can also configure Windows Insider settings to update Windows 11 via Windows Update.

How to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 (2022)

If Windows 11 isn’t working properly or you have issues with some critical features, it might be time to downgrade to Windows 10. This guide will show you how to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10 in such situations.

This is a good thing, even if you don’t love Microsoft’s new Operating System. Perhaps you don’t like Microsoft’s new Start menu and taskbar. Maybe you are missing certain built-in features or apps. 

Microsoft allows you to revert Windows 11 to 10 within 10 days. You can also get Revert back to Windows10 using other methods.

Downgrade within 10 Days

There is an easy way for you to return to Windows 10 if Windows 11 has not been a success. If you’re experiencing slow performance or lots of bugs, it’s time for you to return to Windows 10. This will allow the method to work if it hasn’t been more than 10 days since you installed it.

· Open Settings and then move towards the System from there. · Scroll to the System and find/click on the Recovery option from there.

How to Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 - recovery
  • Under this option, you can choose the Previous Version of Windows. Click on that option.
  • After that, click on the Go Back. It asks you to choose the reason for getting back.
  • Choose any of the options and then do Next.
  • Choose No Thanks after Next.
How to Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 - choose a reason
  • Click next from the following two screens and then ‘Go back to Windows 10′ to start the process.
How to Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 - go back to windows 10

The reverting process can now begin. It may take a while to restore Windows 10 from your computer. Your files and data on your drive won’t be affected by the Windows 11 upgrade. It’s a safe and secure way to return to the previous version.

You can use this method before or within 10 days of moving towards windows 11.

Downgrade after 10 Days (Reinstall Windows)

Are you past the 10-day rollback window for an in-place Windows 10 upgrade? Or did your computer come with Windows 11 already installed on it? You only have one option: a clean wipe and reinstall Windows 10.

Although this is not difficult, it takes some time as you will need to back up your files and create an installation media before you can start. Keep track of your Windows license keys for Windows 10 activation.

This is the easiest to do. Visit Microsoft Windows 10 download page from your Windows 11 computer and search for the Create Windows 10 Install Media. Follow the instructions on the screen to download the tool. Make sure to choose Upgrade This PC Now. Follow the prompts, and Windows 10 will install. It will restore your PC to its original state.

  • Go to the Windows 10 download page. Download Windows 10 to your computer.
  • Click on the Download Tool Now option to go there.
Downgrade after 10 Days
  • Double-click the file setup you downloaded to run the setup.
  • Click the Accept link.
  • Select “Upgrade This PC Now” from the “What do You Want to Do?” menu.
  • To continue the process, click on Next. Click the Accept link.
  • For a clean reinstallation, click on the Anything option.
  • Click the Next link.
  • Click the Install option. The installation process has begun on your computer/Laptop.
  • You will then restore Windows 10 to a clean install after completing the process.
  • Finally done.

Windows 11 to Windows 10 Downgrade (Extending Deadline)

PCMag recommends the back method downgrade to Windows 10 without special techniques, such as a 10-day deadline. Users can extend the deadline to downgrade to Windows 10.

With a handy Microsoft command-line tool (Which opens in a new window), you can see how many days are left and extend the deadline by as many as 60 days. Here are the steps.

  • Type cmd and run it as administrator on your pc. For that, do a right-click and then Run as Administrator.
  • Type the given string as your first command there, DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow. The number following the phrase Uninstall Windows indicates how long you have left.

To extend the reverting deadline, use the following command: Type, DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value, replacing Enter the number of days you want to apply. For example, to set the deadline down to 40 days, you can type DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:40. You can choose a deadline period between 2-60 days.

  • Now, press/Hit Enter key and confirm the operation.
  • Finally done.

This extends the deadline for downgrading Windows 11 to Windows 10. You can then easily go back to Windows 10 over the deadline period using our method I.

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