Windows 10 is a constantly evolving operating system that offers regular updates for security enhancements and new features. Certain updates can sometimes cause issues or unwanted changes. Microsoft offers a way to rollback to an older build of Windows 10. We’ll show you how to do this in just a few easy steps.
Pre Rollback Considerations
There are some important things to consider before rolling back Windows 10:
Back Up Your Data
First, make sure you have a backup of your data. It is important to do this, as reverting your operating system could lead to data losses. Keep your files secure by using an external hard drive, or a cloud service such as OneDrive.
Rollback Time Limit
You can only rollback to an older Windows build within 10 working days after updating. After this time, Windows will automatically delete the files necessary to make space.
Rolling Back Windows 10 To A Previous Build
This is a guide that shows you how to go back to an older version of Windows 10 step by step:
Access Recovery Option
Start by clicking on the Windows Start button, and then select the Settings icon. Navigate to “Update & security” in the Settings window. Select “Recovery” in the left pane.
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If the option “Go back” to Windows 10’s previous version is available in the Recovery window, click “Get Started”.
Follow the on-screen instructions
You will be asked to explain why you want to go back to an older version. Click “Next” after you have made your choice. Even if you’ve already backed up your files in the past, it is still a good idea to do so. Click “Next” once more.
You’ll find an option to “Go back earlier build” on the final screen. To start the rollback, click it. The rollback will begin when your PC restarts. Be patient. It could take some time.
Alternative Method: Using System Restore Point
You may be able use a System Restore Point if you are unable to rollback your Windows 10 version using the built-in feature. This requires you to have created a System Restore Point prior to updating.
Access System Restore
Then, press the Windows key. Type “Create an restore point”. Click on the result of the search with the same title.
Start System Restore
Click “System Restore” in the System Properties window. In the window that appears, click “Next”.
Restore your system
Choose the restore point you wish to go back to. Follow the instructions on the screen to start the system restore. It may take a while to complete.
If you have regularly backed up your system and created restore points, it’s relatively easy to roll back Windows 10 from a recent build. This guide will help you roll back Windows 10 if you are experiencing problems with the system after an update or if you don’t like some of the new features.