- January 25, 2024
Upgrading to the latest operating system is exciting, but sometimes you might find that it’s not the right fit for your needs. If you’ve recently moved to Windows 11 and wish to revert to the familiarity of Windows 10, you’re in the right place. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of downgrading, ensuring a smooth transition back to Windows 10.
Step 1: Backup Your Data
Before you begin the downgrade process, it’s crucial to safeguard your data. Ensure that all important files, documents, and settings are backed up to an external drive or cloud storage.
Step 2: Locate Your Windows 10 Installation Media
You’ll need a Windows 10 installation USB or DVD. If you don’t have one, you can create a bootable USB using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool, available on the official Microsoft website.
Step 3: Insert the Installation Media
Insert your Windows 10 installation USB or DVD into your computer.
Step 4: Restart Your Computer
Restart your computer and boot from the installation media. You may need to adjust your BIOS/UEFI settings to prioritize the installation media.
Step 5: Start the Windows 10 Installation Process
Once the computer boots from the installation media, select your language and other preferences, then click “Install Now.”
Step 6: Enter Your Product Key
Enter your Windows 10 product key when prompted. If you’re downgrading from a previously upgraded Windows 7 or 8.1 system, you may be able to use the existing product key.
Step 7: Choose Your Installation Type
Select the custom installation option and choose the partition where you want to install Windows 10. This is typically the partition where Windows 11 is currently installed.
Step 8: Complete the Installation
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 10 installation process. Your computer will restart several times during this process.
Step 9: Set Up Windows 10
Once the installation is complete, follow the setup prompts to configure your Windows 10 preferences.
Step 10: Restore Your Data
Restore your backed-up data to your newly downgraded Windows 10 system.
Congratulations! You have successfully downgraded from Windows 11 to Windows 10. Enjoy the familiar interface and features of Windows 10 that suit your preferences and workflow.
Remember that downgrading from Windows 11 to Windows 10 involves a clean installation, so make sure to reinstall your applications and drivers after completing the process.
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