Users were initially excited when Microsoft announced Windows 11 at the end of June, but it also brought many disappointments. So many people want to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10.
Anyone with a compatible device can update Windows 11 in a variety of ways. You can find out more here.
If you are not satisfied with Windows 11, then you can still revert to Windows 10 by the following ways.
How to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10 within the first 10 days
If you upgraded to Windows 11 in a few days but want to go back to Windows 10, you’re in luck. Microsoft allows you to restore Windows 10 to previous versions within 10 days of installing the upgrade, and the FAQ article from laptop manufacturer MSI proves it with Windows 11.
Here is the simplest method to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10:
Step 1: Open Settings and select tab System.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Recovery.
Step 3: In “Recovery options“, you will see the “Previous version of Windows“. Click “Go back”.
Step 4: Next, choose any option and click “Next”.
Step 5: When prompted to check for updates, click “No, thanks”.
Step 6: Click next from the following two screens and then click “Go back to earlier build” to start the process.
All your existing settings and files will not be affected, but you should back up your PC first just to be sure.
In the meantime, you can read the article Some reasons I don’t like Windows 11 to reinforce your decision :v.
How to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10 in 10 days
If you can’t roll back to Windows 10 using the above method, you can try this.
It’s a full reinstall of Windows 10 :v, although it’s a bit complicated, this is the most effective way to solve any problem you have :)). First you need to back up the system data, note that we are about to do a clean install of Windows 10.
Step 1: Visit Microsoft’s Windows 10 website.
Step 2: Under ‘Create Windows 10 installation media’, click ‘Download tool now’.
Step 3: Once done, click on the downloaded file to open it
Step 4: From the “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” pop-up, select “Yes”
Step 5: The Windows 10 Setup window will appear. Next click ‘Accept’ to agree to Microsoft’s terms.
Step 6: Screen “Getting a few things ready” will be displayed for a few seconds, select “Upgrade this PC now” and click “Upgrade this PC now”.
The latest version of Windows 10 will be downloaded. You can still use your PC during this time.
Step 8: Once the download is complete, click “Next” and then select “Accept”.
Step 9: From the screen “Choose what to keep”, choose “Nothing”, then select “Next” once again
Step 10: You will now be on the page “Ready to install”. Click “Install” to start the installation.
Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to set up Windows 10 as it was the first time. This process won’t take too long.
Alternatively, you can also install Windows from USB here.