This is downgrade Home windows 11 to Home windows 10

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Windows 11 has a fresh new look and several new features that make Windows look more modern. But be it the bugs or the missing features, you might be wondering how to downgrade to Windows 10 if you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 11 and don’t like it.

Microsoft makes it simple enough right from the Windows 11 settings page. That’s because after upgrading Windows 10, Windows 11 actually keeps a copy of Windows 10 on your PC for 10 days for you to refer to. Keep in mind that if you return to Windows 10 from Windows 11, you may need to reinstall some apps and programs. Anything you saved on your PC during Windows 11 will not be carried over to Windows 10 either.

Our instructions only apply if 10 days have passed since the upgrade to Windows 11. If the last 10 days have passed, we have some advice for you at the end of our article. This may all sound scary, but don’t worry. This is what our guide is for.

Here’s how to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10

Step 1: Visit Windows Update in Windows 11

To begin downgrading Windows 11 to Windows 10, you should head to the Windows 11 settings page. Press the Windows key and I on your keyboard while in any app or on your desktop.

Then click on Windows Update in the sidebar. This is where you want to be for our next steps. You may find that Windows Update has everything to do with software, device updates, and scheduling, or even join the Windows Insider Program. You don’t have to worry about that for now, as the focus in the next step is only on the update history.

Step 2: Click “Update History”

The Windows 11 system recovery page.

Next, you’ll want to click Update History in the middle of the screen. You may have to scroll down to see it. From there, scroll past the list of installed updates to get to the recovery options.

To get back to Windows 10, you’ll need to use the aforementioned backup that was made by Windows 11 and the restore options will be home for that. Again, keep in mind that you will only see this if 10 days have passed since you upgraded to Windows 11. After 10 days the option will go away and you will need to see another option at the end of our guide.

Step 3: Click on the “Restore” and “Back” buttons

Windows 11's back keys

Once you hit the Back button, Microsoft will ask you why you decided to go back to Windows 10. You can choose one of the options on your screen or type your own answer. Your answer will help the Windows 11 development process. After completing the form below, click Next.

Windows 11 will then ask you if you want to check for updates. These can help fix the issues you’re having (like the AMD GPU performance issues) so give it a try. If that doesn’t work, you can go back using the previous steps and choose No, Thanks.

Microsoft is warning you about the things regarding data that we mentioned in the article above and you can accept it by clicking Next. Also, remember that you need to remember your password in order to log into Windows 10, so don’t forget it. Click Next again to confirm.

Step 4: let Windows do its magic

Thank you for trying out the Windows 11 site.

After clicking Next a few times, Windows 11 will show you a Back to Windows 10 button. Click on it and Windows 11 will do its magic. Your PC will automatically reset to Windows 10. Depending on the speed of your PC, it should take less than 5 minutes on average. Your PC will restart about twice, and once it does, you will be taken straight back to your Windows 10 desktop.

Here’s how to downgrade Windows 11 in the last 10 days

If it has been more than 10 days since upgrading to Windows 11, the above methods will not work. To return to Windows 10, you need to do what is known as a “clean install” of the Windows operating system. To do this, you’ll have to erase everything from your PC and start over, so make sure to back up your files.

The easiest way to do this is to visit Microsoft’s Windows 10 downloads page on your Windows 11 PC and look for the Windows 10 installation media you created. Download and open the tool, then follow the on-screen steps. Make sure you select the “Update this PC now” option. Follow all the instructions on your screen and Windows 10 will be installed, which will bring your PC back to the time it was new.

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