Steps to downgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 11 Insider Preview

As you know, we have Windows 11 in Insider Preview build, released by Microsoft recently. Many of you already joined the Windows Insider program.

Some of you might do that for the purpose just to try out the Windows 11 and sometime later might want to downgrade to Windows 10.

The Windows 11 insiders are in beta stage at now and so it is not fit for daily usage and is not compatible with an OS. Check below for the guide how you can roll back to Windows 10 from Windows 11 Insider Preview.

So, there are two methods to go back from the Windows 11 Insider Preview to Windows 10, these are namely via “The Settings App” and through “Clean Install”. Let’s discuss the two one by one separately.

Steps to roll back to Windows 10 from “The Settings App”

  • Open Windows Settings App and click on Windows Update,
  • Find Advanced Options and Select Recovery,
  • On the Recovery page, you will see an option reads “Previous version of Windows”, click on it,
  • You will see Go backup option,

  • The roll-back process initiates the moment you click on Go back option. You will be asked the reason why you are going back.

  • When you click on the next button to it, another pop-up appears warns you about your data and ask you to reconsider to stay on the existing build. Surf these options and begin the roll-back process.
  • On finishing the process, the Windows restart take places and the Windows 10 will be installed on your system.

Go back to Windows 10 from Clean Install

This process requires a bootable USB for which Microsoft’s Media Creation tool is needed that downloads the Windows 10 ISO and make it a bootable USB.

Before you download Windows 10 ISO, you must ensure that you have internet connection, sufficient data storage (on computer or USB or other external drive for the download) and a blank USB or DBD (with 4GB of space).

Complete steps to roll back from “Clean Install”

  • Yours first step is to create an installation media for Windows 10,
  • Next to it, come to the Recovery page (from the same way as we have mentioned in the section of rolling back via The Settings app),
  • Now, click on Restart now on Advanced Startup option,
  • Then, your PC will restart to Boot options. You have to use the installed USB device here and so make sure the device is plugged in well. There, you will find an option Use a device. Choose your USB device.
  • The Windows 10 Setup will begin upon that. When this process is complete, install your Windows 10 after formatting the C Drive.

Because of the fresh installation, the PC will boot into Windows 10’s first time setup. That is all process to roll back to Windows 10.