Windows 11, the latest version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system, has been out for over a year now. For many users, the new features and improvements that come with this version make it their preferred choice. However, there are times when you may want to uninstall Windows 11 and go back to an earlier version. This article will walk you through the steps necessary to properly uninstall Windows 11 from your computer. Learn How to Uninstall Windows 11?
How to Uninstall Windows 11?
Backup Your Data
Before attempting to uninstall Windows 11, it is essential that you backup all of your important data. You should also have a valid product key for the OS you plan on installing after uninstalling Windows 11. If you don’t have this information handy, you can use third-party tools such as ProduKey or Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to recover your product keys from existing installations.
Uninstall Windows 11
Once all of your important data has been backed up and you have a valid product key for the OS you plan on installing after uninstalling Windows 11, it’s time to begin the process of uninstalling itself. To do this, open the Start menu and search for “add or remove programs.” Select this option in order to access the list of programs installed on your computer. Find “Windows 11” in this list and double-click it to start the uninstallation process. Follow all prompts until the end when asked if you would like to delete user files associated with the program. Select yes if you plan on using a different user account than before or no if not in order for them to remain intact during future logins with that account after reinstalling an earlier version of Windows OS.
Reinstall Earlier Version of Operating System
Once Windows 11 has been successfully uninstalled from your computer, it’s time to reinstall an earlier version of Operating System such as Windows 10 or 8.1 by inserting its installation media into your computer’s CD/DVD drive or USB port depending on what type of media was used for original installation (e.g., disc vs download). Once inserted, follow all directions until setup is complete—including entering valid product key—and then restart your computer in order for changes made during installation process take effect properly before moving onto next step(s).
Uninstalling any operating system is not something that should be done lightly; however, if you find yourself needing or wanting to uninstall Windows 11 from your computer, following these steps can help ensure that everything goes smoothly and without error so that future logins are successful with either same user account or new one created specifically for reinstalled OS instead depending on what was decided earlier during initial uninstallation phase described above as part of overall process outlined here today! With careful planning and execution along with backing up important data beforehand though—which cannot be stressed enough here—the transition away from using Microsoft’s latest operating system should go relatively smoothly no matter which way chosen ultimately towards either same original user account again afterwards or creating completely fresh one instead afterwards too! Good luck!