How to extend downgrade period from Windows 11 to Windows 10

Now that Windows 11 is out, many people have installed Windows 11 on a capable computer. You can do this by using Windows Update to update the PC to Windows 11 if the update is offered.

If the Windows 11 update is not offered, you can still install Windows 11 on an old PC. However, if you have installed Windows 11 through the standard method using Windows update, that is, only if your PC is capable of doing so, you have 10 days to revert to Windows 10.

The recovery period if you change your mind is 10 days by default. Suppose you need more time to test everything and extend the possible recovery period to Windows 10. In that case, you can read how to extend the recovery period to 60 days in this article.

Extend Windows 11 to Windows 10 downgrade period

To extend the recovery period, open the Command Prompt. Click on the magnifying glass in the taskbar. In the search window, type: cmd.exe

Right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as Administrator”.

In the Command Prompt window type the following command to display the remaining time you have to go back from Windows 11 to Windows 10.

DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow


If you see the error message “Error: 1168 Element not found, ” the downgrade period is over. Using this method, you cannot go back from Windows 11 to Windows 10.

If you see the days remaining in the downgrade period, you can go back and extend these days to 60 days.

In the Command Prompt type the following command to extend to 60 days.

DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:60

You now have 60 days to possibly go back to Windows 10 if you don’t like Windows 11.

Extend downgrade period in Windows 11 to Windows 10

I hope this has helped you. Thank you for reading!

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