The new upgrade Windows 11 has arrived with lots of changes. After upgrading the system to Windows 11 but don’t like the changes then rollback. Yes, you can easily downgrade Windows 11 to 10. You can rollback the upgrade in two ways. If it has not been 10 days since the upgrade you can easily downgrade it using the Go Back option. But when it’s been more than 10 days then you can’t use the Go Back option. You can reinstall Windows 10 on the device.
Roll Back to Windows 10
When it’s been less than 10 days since the Windows upgrade, you can roll back to the previous OS. The user can use this option for 10 days because your WIndows stores the old OS files for 10 days only. After completing 10 days, all the files of the previous OS will be removed automatically from the internal drive. It removes the file to free up the space. The user can also remove those files manually using the Disk Cleanup utility. But if you don’t have those files, you can’t rollback. The Windows roll-back feature is like an unto tool. You can upgrade the OS and check the new features. In case you don’t like new changes on the OS then you can undo them.
- Open your new Windows 11
- Go to Settings App
- Click on System
- Tap on the Recover option
- You will see the Go Back button
Tap on the Go Back button and your OS will start rolling back to Windows 10. You will get a warning message asking about downgrading the OS and additional information. Select the Confirm button and Windows 11 will be downgraded. Your device will restart automatically with your Windows 10 OS version.
Reinstall Windows 10
If it’s been more than 10 days since the Windows upgrade then you can’t use the rollback tool. Now all the Windows 10 files have been removed from the device. If you want to downgrade Windows 11 to 10 then you have to reinstall the OS. But before reinstalling Windows 10, backup important files. When you perform a full reinstallation of the OS, all the files will be deleted from the system. To prevent any data loss, always get a backup. You can get the backup on external drives. If you don’t have any external drive then you can choose the internet or cloud service. Store the data on the cloud and then reinstall Windows 10.
- Go to device and open browser
- Search for Download Windows 10
- You will see a Download link
- Tap on the Download Tool Now
- Open the Downloads folder and run MediaCreationTool .exe file
- EULA page will appear on your screen
- Click on Agree button
- For reinstalling Windows 10, tap on Upgrade this PC Now
- Tap on the Next button and Windows 10 will start installing and downgrading the Windows 11
- Windows 10 will start the setup program
- A progress meter will appear on the screen
- You will get Choose what to keep the wizard
- Choose the appropriate opinion
- If you choose “Nothing”, all data will be removed from the system driver (including personal files)
The reinstalling process will continue. Your PC will reboot automatically and now you will see Windows 10 OS on your device. Check for the personal files. If you have removed all the files then go to the external drive or Cloud where you have stored the data and get it back on your device.
Troubleshooting Windows error codes and reinstallation
Few users reported that after downgrading the PC to Windows 10, they are getting several error codes. The error mainly appears when some functions of Windows 10 have stopped working. You have to inspect those errors for using the PC.
Windows 10 error code 0xc000000f
This Windows error appears when the device is connected to a corrupted external device or power cord. Remove your power cord and then retry using it. If your device is still getting 0xc000000f error code then check for connected external devices like flash drives. Remove the drive and restart the computer. Once you remove the corrupted drive, your Windows 10 PC will start running without error.
Error code 0xc00000e9
People get Windows error code 0xc00000e9 when they are trying to boot the device. The error message appears on your screen and prevents the system from booting. This error mainly appears due to unexpected I/O errors or missing system registry files. For troubleshooting the error 0xc00000e9 error code, you should try running the sfc tool. Open the cmd screen and type sfc/scannow on it. Press Enter key and the utility tool will check for corrupted system files. If your sfc tool is unable to fix the error then try using DISM. Some people get 0xc00000e9 errors when some drivers are not working. The user has to update the drivers for troubleshooting the error. Press Windows + X and the Device Manager will appear on the screen. Tap on Device Manager and click on the Update Driver. Your driver will start updating automatically and the error code will get resolved.
Windows error code 0xc004f074
The user gets an error code 0xc004f074 when the OS can’t find the correct Windows key. While reinstalling, some of the files went missing and now the PC can’t find the key. The user has to enter the correct key for troubleshooting the error. For activating the key, the user can run the Slui 3 command. Press and hold the Wins and R button. Write Slui 3 and press Enter button. Now type the key and choose the Activate button. Reboot the device and now the user can work without any error message.
Windows error message 43
Windows error 43 is a connection issue. The user gets the error when the cable is not working correctly. Many times, errors appear due to some time error. You can restart the device and error 43 will get resolved. If still an error is occurring then check for cable. In case the PC power cable is faulty then replace it. Once the PC finds the correct cable, it will start working correctly. When you face any Windows error after downgrading the OS, you can contact the Windows team for troubleshooting the error.