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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

“Do Over” Method for Windows 11 Upgrade

October 28, 2021

Windows 11 is here. New computers are now being delivered with the latest operating system installed. In addition, Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 11 update to those machines eligible for the upgrade. But what if you are not happy with the new version and want to go back to your Windows 10 environment? Computerworld has a post to help you get back to Windows 10 as long as you don’t wait too long.

Basically, you have up to 10 days after the Windows 11 update to roll back to Windows 10. The post advice is to always complete the upgrade process first and not leave your machine in a partial upgrade state. If you want to go back to Windows 10 and it is within the 10 day period, just go to Settings -> System -> Recovery and select “Go Back.” Decline any request to check for updates and reboot. The post identifies specific commands you can run to see how many days you have left in the roll back period and how to manipulate the number of days until you are stuck with Windows 11. Perhaps the best advice is not to upgrade to Windows 11 unless you are fairly certain you want to stick with it.

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