If the update to Windows 11 is causing issues in your System, or you feel that you are not yet ready to move ahead to the new update, you can roll back to the stable version of previous windows, which is Windows 10. Keep reading this article to know how to rollback windows 11 to windows 10.
Why do you need to rollback from Windows 11 to Windows 10?
Let us look at the reasons that have caused you to roll back from Windows 11 to Windows 10:
1. The newer version is affecting the existing features of your System.
2. The new drivers and applications are causing compatibility issues.
3. The update is causing Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) in your System.
How to Rollback Windows 11 to Windows 10?
Down below, we present to you two different methods to roll back Windows 11 to Windows 10.
Method 1: Rollback to Windows 10 through Settings
Use the Settings app to rollback to Windows 10 if Windows 11 (preview) is acting up; use the steps mentioned below:
1. Firstly, open Settings and select Update & Security.
2. Now, click the Recovery page.
3. Next, under the Recovery options heading, click the Go back button in the Previous version of Windows Settings. You can select any of the reasons available.
4. Now, click the Next button and then the No, thanks button.
5. Click Next, then Next again, and then click on Go back to earlier build option.
Though this method will store your files safely, you should not depend on this completely. It is recommended that before performing this method, you should keep a backup of your data in an external hard drive or cloud storage service.
Method 2: Rollback to Windows 10 by complete Re-installation
To roll back to Windows 10 from Windows 11 with complete re-installation, follow the steps given below:
1. Firstly, open the Windows 10 download page, and then, under the “Create Windows 10 install media” heading, select the Download tool now button.
2. Now, you need to double-tap the MediaCreationTool21H1.exe file to launch and run the setup.
3. Next, you need to click the Accept button and then tap on the Upgrade this PC now option.
4. Click the Next button and then click the Accept button again.
5. Since you are performing only a clean re-installation, tap the Nothing option.
6. Now, click the Next button and then click the Install button.
If your Windows 10 has been upgraded to Windows 11 for more than ten days, then your System most probably has deleted all your data. And therefore, in this case, performing a re-installation rollback of Windows 10 will restore your data.
Frequently Asked Question
Q1. How can I get out of Windows 11?
Answer: To get out of Windows 11, follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings, then System, and then Recovery.
2. Now, you need to click on Go back next to the previous version of Windows.
3. You can check off the reasons for your uninstall when asked.
4. Click “No, thanks” when asked to check for updates.
5. Move on to click Next and then click Next again.
6. Finally, tap on Go back to the earlier build option. Your System will restore after this.
Q2. Do I get a free upgrade to Windows 11?
Answer: You can get a free upgrade to Windows 11 only if your Windows 10 PC is running the most current version of Windows 10. It will also have to meet the minimum hardware specifications and will only be then able to upgrade.
Note: You can check if you have the latest updates for Windows 10 in the Settings of your PC.
Q3. How can I download Windows 11 for free?
Answer: Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for Updates. If available, you’ll see a Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install.
Q4. Will upgrading to Windows 10 delete data?
Answer: If you are upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 SPO, or Windows 8, all your data will be erased. However, you can prevent the loss by using the Windows 10 Upgrade Companion.
Windows 10 can be upgraded for free only for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1.
Q5. Can I upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 11 without losing data?
Answer: You can roll back to Windows 10 from Windows 11, from the Settings, or through complete re-installation. The methods have been discussed above in detail with their steps.
We hope you can easily roll back Windows 11 to Windows 10 with the methods discussed above. Both methods will keep your data safe. If you are still not able to solve the problem, then you can connect with us via the chat box at the bottom right or through the comment section below. We’ll try to help solve your issue.