Microsoft’s latest OS,, started its gradual rollout to last month. (Note that , but there is .) The OS has and upgrades , but if you’re unsure about upgrading you right away. You actually have until 2025 to make your decision, that’s when Microsoft says .
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 act quickly. You’ll be able to revert your system back to Windows 10 within a 10-day window (no pun intended) after downloading and installing. All the information stored on your computer will automatically repopulate on Windows 10, so you won’t have to worry about any files or (most) apps disappearing.
How to roll back from Windows 11 to Windows 10
Here’s how to do it: 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’re smart,before installing Windows 11 in the first place and 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.