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