If you\u2019ve upgraded your Windows 10 computer or device to Windows 11, tested it for a couple of days, and decided you don\u2019t like it, you can downgrade it back to Windows 10. The procedure is pretty straightforward, but it only works during the first ten days after you\u2019ve upgraded to Windows 11. The best thing about it is that rolling back to Windows 10 keeps all your files and apps as they were. Nothing is lost except for new apps you installed on Windows 11 and didn\u2019t have on Windows 10. Without further ado, here\u2019s how to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIMPORTANT: Once you\u2019re out of the 10-days timeframe, rolling back Windows 11 to Windows 10 is no longer possible. If you find yourself in this situation, the only way to go back is to clean install Windows 10. Unfortunately, that means all your personal files and apps will be lost in the process, so you should first back up anything you deem important.\r\nHow to uninstall Windows 11 and revert to Windows 10\r\nThe first thing you need to do to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 is to open the Settings app. A fast way to launch it is by pressing Windows + I on your keyboard, but there are other methods too. In Windows 11\u2019s Settings, select System on the left sidebar, and click or tap Recovery on the right panel.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGoing to System \u0026gt; Recovery in Windows 11\\'s Settings\r\n\r\nOn the Recovery page, locate the Recovery options section. In it, you should see an entry called Go back and a button bearing the same name on its right side. Click or tap on it to begin the downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPress Go back in the Recovery options from Windows 11\r\n\r\nNext, Windows 11 opens a dialog window called \u201cGo back to Windows 10,\u201d where it asks you: \u201cWhy are you going back?\u201d.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nChoose the reason you want to uninstall Windows 11 and/or enter more details about your decision in the \u201cTell us more\u201d field. Then, when you\u2019re done, press the Next button.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTell Microsoft why you want to downgrade to Windows 10\r\n\r\nNow, Microsoft tries to convince you to continue using Windows 11. It does so by asking whether you\u2019d like to \u201cCheck for updates?\u201d because the latest updates \u201c[...] might fix the problems you\u2019re having\u201d. If you\u2019re still sure you want to roll back to Windows 10, click or tap the \u201cNo, thanks\u201d button.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nChoose No, thanks when Windows 11 asks you to check for updates\r\n\r\nThen, Windows 11 lets you know a few things about the downgrade process:\r\n\r\n \tThe rollback to Windows 10 might take a while, so you should keep your PC on and plugged in\r\n \tThere might be some apps and programs that you\u2019ll need to reinstall after the downgrade\r\n \tAny settings you\u2019ve changed after upgrading to Windows 11 will be lost\r\n \tAlthough the downgrade shouldn\u2019t affect them, it\u2019s preferable to back up your important personal files\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re OK with all of the above, and you\u2019re ready to go back to Windows 10, click or tap on Next.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat you should know before rolling back to Windows 10\r\n\r\nThere\u2019s one more final warning that Windows 11 gives you: \u201cDon\u2019t get locked out.\u201d If you had a password configured for your user account in Windows 10, you need to know it. Otherwise, you won\u2019t be able to sign in after you downgrade from Windows 11. So make sure you do, and then press Next.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMake sure you know the password of your Windows 10 user account\r\n\r\nAnd enough is enough: on the next step, click or tap on \u201cGo back to Windows 10,\u201d and the downgrade process from Windows 11 begins.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGo back to Windows 10\r\n\r\nYour Windows 11 computer or device reboots and start \u201cRestoring your previous version of Windows.\u201d This might take a while, so arm yourself with patience and wait it out.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRestoring your previous version of Windows\r\n\r\nOnce Windows 11 finishes rolling back to Windows 10, your PC loads the Windows 10 lock screen. Click/tap anywhere on it, or press any key on your keyboard to show the sign-in screen and log in with your Windows 10 user account.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Windows 10 lock screen\r\n\r\nAnd voila: Windows 10 is back, up and running like before you\u2019ve upgraded to Windows 11.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 has been downgraded to Windows 10\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s it! Feel free to forget you ever had Windows 11 on your PC: it\u2019s time for Windows 10 all over again. :)\r\nWhy did you roll back to Windows 10?\r\nDid Windows 11 have too many bugs or inconsistencies you didn\u2019t like? Was there anything missing from it that you had in Windows 10? Why did you choose to downgrade Windows 11 and go back to Windows 10? Let us know in the comments below.