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There are two main scenarios for rolling back to Windows 10 after upgrading to Windows 11:

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Scenario 1: If it's been within 10 days of upgrading to Windows 11:

The process is relatively straightforward if you're within 10 days of upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Windows 11 PC. You can either click the Windows icon on the taskbar and then select the gear icon, or press the Windows key + I shortcut.

  2. Click on System in the Settings menu.

  3. Select Recovery from the left-hand side menu.

  4. Under the "Recovery options" section, you should see a button labeled "Go back". Click on that button.

  5. You'll be prompted to choose a reason for going back to Windows 10. Select your reason and click Next.

  6. Windows will then check for any updates that need to be installed before downgrading. If there are any updates, you'll need to install them before continuing.

  7. Once the updates are installed (if applicable), you'll be prompted to confirm that you want to go back to Windows 10. Click Next to confirm.

  8. Windows will then begin the rollback process. This may take some time, so be patient. Your computer will restart several times during the process.

Scenario 2: If it's been more than 10 days since upgrading to Windows 11:

Unfortunately, if it's been more than 10 days since you upgraded to Windows 11, you won't be able to use the built-in rollback option. In this case, you'll need to reinstall Windows 10 using a bootable USB drive.

Here's a critical point to remember: Reinstalling Windows 10 will erase all your data and applications currently on your PC. Make sure to back up all your important files before proceeding.

Since this process involves creating a bootable USB drive and reinstalling Windows 10, it's beyond the scope of a simple response. If you decide to go this route, it's recommended to search for a trusted guide online or refer to Microsoft's official instructions for reinstalling Windows 10: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/reinstall-windows-d8369486-3e33-7d9c-dccc-859e2b022fc7

Here are some additional things to consider:

  • Before making any drastic changes, check if there are updates available for Windows 11. Sometimes updates can address bugs or performance issues that might be prompting you to want to go back to Windows 10.
  • If you're unsure about the process or uncomfortable reinstalling Windows 10, consider consulting a computer technician for assistance.

I hope this information helps!

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