Microsoft has already pushed the preview version of win11 to insider users through windows update, and many friends have tried it first. However, this is the preview version after all. If you find that there is a problem when you run it, or you don't like the win11 experience, you can actually return to the win10 system.
However, there are some special things to pay attention to when win11 returns to win10. After all, win11 is a big version update, bringing a lot of visual upgrades, and transforming the start menu, notification center, system tray, taskbar, window fillet and so on. According to Lenovo and Microsoft officials, if you want to recover from win11 to win10, the system has reserved 10 days for you to downgrade.
This is what the mechanism looks like.Upgrade win11 preview version within 10 days, then you can directly downgrade to the old version of the system; However, if it takes more than 10 days, the process will be more complicated. You need to re install the previous win10 system to realize the rollback of the system version.
Lenovo has made it clear in its supporting files that once it is upgraded to win11, it will have 10 days to use the rollback function to return to win10. This process will not lose files and data. If you go back to win10 after 10 days, you need to back up the data before you go back and use the clean installation method to roll back.
Lenovo's supporting document is compiled according to Microsoft's opinions, which describes the mechanism of win11's 10 day downgrading window period.
Obviously, if you just want to try something new, you should pay attention to the 10 day deadline after upgrading win11. This rollback mechanism relies on the built-in recovery and backup image of windows system. Users can find relevant function options in the settings panel.
But if you haven't recovered to win10 after 10 days, you can't enter the recovery option. As Microsoft and Lenovo point out, win10 can be restored by cleaning the installation.
If you want to perform a new clean installation, it is recommended to use Microsoft's media creation tool. This tool allows you to make windows 10 into a bootable USB flash disk and then re install win10. However, if you use this method to go back from win11 to win10, you will lose the installed software, settings and other personal data. So if you demote win10 after 10 days, you need to back up your personal data first.
Of course, if you don't like to use the media creation tool, you can also use the ISO image of win10 to create and install the U disk. If you have hands-on ability, you can also install win10 in another hard disk partition to form a dual system, but you need to reactivate the license.
Generally speaking, win11 can go back to win10, but if you want to go back losslessly, you need to use the built-in recovery option within 10 days. You must pay attention to this.
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