How to Rollback to Windows 10 from 11 in or After 10 Days?

How to rollback to Windows 10 from 11 if you regret upgrading to Windows 11? In this post, you can learn how to go back to Windows 10 in or after 10 days.


By Lucas / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Can you rollback from Windows 11 to Windows 10?

Roll back to Win 10

Windows 11 introduces a new appearance and some new features that make Windows seem modern. However, due to problems or missing functionality, many people regret switching to Windows 11 and seek ways to revert to Windows 10.

Microsoft also gives this group of users a chance to go back to the old OS, but the chance has a countdown. After 10 days, you can't back to Windows 10 via the built-in tool.

So, here, we list solutions to help you roll back to Windows 10 in or after 10 days. You can try one of them based on your needs.

How to rollback to Windows 10 from 11?

In this part, we’ll separately show you how to roll back from Windows 10 to Windows 11 in or after 10 days.

Case 1. Go back to Windows 10 in 10 days

If you’re still in10 days after the upgrading, you can downgrade OS from Windows Settings using Windows. old folder.

Warning: This way won’t damage your data. Nevertheless, it’s still recommended to back up all important files before the downgrade.

Step 1. Click “Start” and choose “Settings”.


Step 2. In the “Settings” window, click “Update & Security” and “Recovery”.

Step 3. Then you’ll see “Previous version of Windows” under the “Recovery options”. Click the “Go back” button.

Go back

Step 4. Choose why you are downgrading Windows 11 in the reason list.

Step 5. Click “Next” to continue and wait for the process to complete. During the process, your PC may restart several times.

Step 6. Once the downgrade is finished, log in to your previous Windows account, and you can reinstall your apps and recover your files.

Case 2. Roll back to Windows 10  after 10 days via reinstalling

If you updated to Windows 11 more than 10 days ago, to return to Windows 10, you'll have to do a "clean install" of the operating system, which means deleting everything on your PC and starting again, so make a backup of your stuff.

You may reinstall Windows 10 by going to Microsoft's Windows 10 download website on your Windows 11 PC and looking for the Create Windows 10 Installation Media option, then follow the steps to reinstall.

Note: If you have a Windows 10 installation CD/DVD, you can directly install OS.

Step 1. Insert a USB drive into your computer. Download the Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and run it.

Step 2. Choose “Create installation media” and click “Next”.

Create installation media

Step 3. Select language, architecture, and edition and click on “Next”.


Step 4. Choose “USB flash drive” under “Choose which media to use” and then click “Next”.


Step 5. Choose the USB drive from “Removable drives” and then click “Next”. Then, wait for the process to complete.

Select drive

Now the media is ready for you to reinstall.

Step 1. Reboot your computer and press the functional key (typically, the F1, F2, ESC, or DEL key) while restarting the computer to enter the BIOS Setup utility.

Step 2. Go to the Boot menu and set the installation USB or CD/DVD as the first boot device.

Step 3. Save and exit from BIOS. Then, the computer will boot from the USB or CD/DVD.

Once your computer starts again, press any key to start and then click “Install Now” to start Windows Setup.

Windows install now

Step 4. Enter your Windows product key. This is the product that came with the Windows CD. Or you have it in your email when you registered for your Microsoft account.

Step 5. Agree to the license terms, click “Next” and choose “Install Windows only”.

Install Windows only

Step 6. Then choose a primary drive where you need to install Windows 10 and click “Next”. Wait for Windows 10 to install. Once it’s completed, your PC will reboot again.

Enter BIOS to choose the computer hard drive as the first boot device set your Windows 10 and log in to your computer account. Wait until Windows 10 get settings and start screen ready. Then, you can use Windows 10 on your computer.

An easier way to back to Windows 10 without reinstallation

If you don’t want to reinstall, there’s another way to roll back to Windows 10. If you have another disk installed Windows 10, another Windows 10 PC, or any Windows 10 OS you wish to run on your Windows 11 PC, you can try OS migration to avoid reinstalling.

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional has the feature called “Migrate OS” which allows users to move one OS from the source disk to another disk to avoid cumbersome steps of reinstallation.

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Note: Take out the disk installed on Windows 11, and connect it to a Windows 10 PC. Make sure the connection is steady.

Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Step 2. In the top menu, select "Clone" and the "Migrate OS" function.

Step 3. In the new pop-up window, please click” Next”

Introduce next

Step 4. Choose an unallocated space on your disk or tick “I want to delete all partitions…”.

Select disk

Step 5. Now you need to resize the size of the partition, and click” Finish”.


Step 6. Click “Finish” and “Apply” to finish the task.


Then, please turn off your PC, connect the target back to your PC, and boot from it, your Windows 11 PC will be a Windows 10 PC now.

To sum up

Now you know how to roll back to Windows 10 from 11 whether in or after 10 days. AOMEI Partition Assistant is a practical Windows OS manager for Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP, you can also convert to GPT/MBR, clone the whole disk, transfer installed apps, etc. And there’s the Server Edition for Windows Server users.

Lucas · Staff Editor
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