Microsoft is urging everyone to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, and the persistent (and annoying) message continues.
OK, so maybe you took the bait and ran the upgrade. But now you like Windows 10 better than Windows 11 and want to go back to your previous system. Is that possible?
Yes, but depending on how fast you unplug it in Windows 11, the road is bumpy.
By default, Microsoft gives you 10 days to revert to your previous operating system if you choose.
Ten days later, you seem stuck on your new OS.
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Still, there are ways to kibosh Windows 11 back to 10. Let’s look at the options.
How to uninstall Windows 11 on your PC
extend the deadline
The pesky 10-day deadline to uninstall Windows 11 seems pretty tight. What if I need more time to evaluate a new version? You can extend that deadline with a handy command.
In Windows 11,[検索]Click the button or field and enter: command. From the search results, run as administrator Open a command prompt with administrator privileges.
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At the command prompt, enter the following string: DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindowThe number after the phrase Uninstall Window indicates how many days are left before the deadline.
To extend the deadline, enter the following string: DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:<日>
Pressing the up arrow key DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow instructions. Press Enter to run the command again and make sure the new days you set are in effect.
How to uninstall Windows 11 after expiration
Okay, but what if the deadline has already passed and you decide to forgo Windows 11? The good news is you can still do it. The bad news is that Windows 10 should be installed as a clean environment. That means all your apps, files and settings will be lost.
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Make sure you have the application installation files and a backup of all documents and other files. To continue, visit Microsoft’s Windows 10 download site.[Windows 10 インストール メディアの作成]in the section Downloading button.
Run the downloaded MediaCreationTool exe file.On the screen asking what you want to do, select the first option Upgrade this PC now.[次へ]Click.
Windows 10 will start downloading. At some point you will have to accept the license terms. Then a window pops up asking you to choose which one to keep.
Unfortunately, since you are trying to install an older version of Windows, Keep personal files and apps When Keep only personal files Both are grayed out. In other words, nothing is retained.[次へ]Click to confirm you want to continue.
[インストールの準備完了]in the window,[インストール]Click.
Continue the installation. After installing Windows 10, go through the normal setup process, choosing the appropriate options, connecting to Wi-Fi, and establishing an account.
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Then you’ll be on your Windows 10 desktop where you’ll need to reinstall applications, restore files from backups, tweak settings you want to customize, and run the latest updates.