Microsoft has finished rolling out its latest OS,, to . Windows 11 offers , along with several significant changes . But if you make the leap and download Windows 11 — and then regret it — there’s an easy way out. That is, as long as you hurry.
After downloading and installing, you only have 10 days to revert your system to Windows 10. If you roll back to the old OS, all the information stored on your computer will automatically repopulate there, so you won’t have to worry about any files disappearing.
Note that if you haven’t already downloaded Windows 11, you. You actually have until 2025 to make your decision — that’s when Microsoft says .
How to roll back from Windows 11 to Windows 10
Here’s how to make the switch back to Windows 10: Start menu > Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Recovery > Previous version of Windows (you may see Go back instead). That’s it!
Once 10 days have passed, you can still go back to Windows 10, but it’ll be a little trickier: You’ll need to back up your data and perform what Microsoft calls a “clean install” of Windows 10 on your PC. Or, if you had before installing Windows 11 in the first place, you can restore from that.
Should you choose, you can stick with Windows 10 foruntil Microsoft stops supporting it in October 2025. If the 10-day countdown sounds new, that’s because for easy rollbacks.