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

Roll Back to Windows 10 after Windows 11 Upgrade

July 8, 2021

Automated updates and installations are a good thing, especially given that most users don’t tend to apply updates in a timely fashion. If you are a Windows 10 user, the Windows 11 upgrade will automatically be delivered later this year (assuming your hardware supports it). But what if you are happy with your Windows 10 installation and aren’t ready for the changes Windows 11 brings along? PCWorld revealed that Microsoft will allow you to easily roll back to Windows 10 within 10 days following the Windows 11 upgrade. After the 10 days has elapsed, you’ll have to back up your data and do a ‘clean install’ to get back to Windows 10. The good news is that Windows 10 will continue to get support until October 15, 2025 so there’s not a big rush to upgrade.

There will be many new features with Windows 11 that you are not ready for. One that immediately comes to mind is the change to center the icons on the taskbar. There is a way to go back to left alignment for the icons, but what other changes will drive you to keep using Windows 10? To roll back following the upgrade, just go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery.

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