If you are running Windows 11 Dev preview then there is no way to switch back to the windows 11 stable version. For that, you have to downgrade your PC from Windows 11 to Windows 10 stable build. Then only you can upgrade to Windows 11 for free to the stable build. Or, if you’ve upgraded your PC to Windows 11 and want to go back to Windows 10, then follow this guide.
Here we will discuss how you can downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10. And I will also show you how you can check Windows 11 free upgrade after you had downgraded your computer, in case you want to upgrade to Windows 11.
How to Downgrade From Windows 11 to Windows 10
To downgrade your Windows 11 to Windows 10, you need to download a tool called “Windows 10 installation media”. Using this tool you can downgrade to Windows 10 stable build. Follow these steps to do so.
Step 1: Visit Windows 10 download page and download the “ Windows 10 installation media” tool.
Step 2: After the download has been completed, open the Windows 10 installation media. Now read and accept the license agreement to download and install Windows 10 on your PC.
Step 3: On the next window choose “Upgrade this PC now” and click “Next“. It will download all the required files for windows 10.
Step 4: Now accept the license agreement and choose what you want to keep. As we are going to downgrade to Windows 10 we can only choose the “Nothing” option and then click on “Next“. Don’t worry it will not delete all your data, it will only delete all the files that are present in the C drive as windows can be installed on the C drive only.
Step 5: Confirm your selection and click on “Yes“. Now it will take some time to download windows 10 files.
Step 6: After your windows 10 installation is ready simply click on “Install“. It will take some time to install windows 10. Do not turn off the computer during the installation.
After that, Windows will reboot, and you’ll see the standard Windows 10 installation process just as if you were installing Windows 10 on a new PC with no operating system. That’s it, this is how you can downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10 stable version.
In the future, if you want to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11, then check for the Windows 11 stable build update. For that, go to Settings > Update & Security and check for updates. You can also follow our guide on How to Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for Free. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.