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Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, and it’s been an interesting ride so far. The Anniversary Update (AU), which is the first big update to the operating system (OS) in a while, is now available to download How to Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now How to Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now Windows 10 is receiving a major upgrade this month. The Anniversary Update is rolling out slowly. We show you how to upgrade now, how to delay the upgrade, and which pitfalls to watch out for. Read More and it brings a host of changes.

While a lot of these changes are good, others are annoying or worse. One of the changes made to all versions of Windows 10 after the AU launched wasn’t publicized well, and it’s important to note, especially if you updated to Windows 10 using the secret workaround Missed the Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Psst, Here's a Backdoor! Missed the Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Psst, Here's a Backdoor! The upgrade to Windows 10 remains free for users who depend on assistive technologies. However, Microsoft doesn't check whether you really do. We show you how you can use this backdoor to get Windows 10. Read More and aren’t happy with it.

Windows 10 allows you to roll back to the previous version of Windows you were using (if you came from 7 or 8.1) or to a prior build (if you’re part of the Insider program). This period used to last for 30 days after an update, but Microsoft has quietly lowered it to just 10 days.

This means that if you figured you’d update to Windows 10, give it a few weeks’ trial, and roll back if you didn’t like it, your time is short to jump ship. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and if Go back to an earlier build is grayed out, the 10 days have passed for you, unfortunately.

The upside of all this is that the temporary Windows files kept on your hard drive that allow you to go back will be smaller, saving disk space for those who don’t have much to spare.

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If your 10 days have passed and you want out of Windows 10, check out ways to roll back using methods other than the built-in one 3 Ways to Downgrade Windows 10 & Rollback to Windows 7 or 8.1 Indefinitely 3 Ways to Downgrade Windows 10 & Rollback to Windows 7 or 8.1 Indefinitely You've either upgraded to Windows 10 to secure a free copy or were upgraded forcefully. We share three tricks that will help you downgrade now or later and save you if your upgrade failed. Read More .

What do you think about the rollback period decreasing? Let us know if you missed the deadline in the comments!

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