The only problem with this mechanism is that if the installation completed successfully the system deletes the previous version files automatically after ten days to free up space. This means that if you have problems after the Windows.old folder was deleted, you’ll no longer have the “Go back to the previous version of Windows 10” option in the Recovery settings page. Starting with the Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), Microsoft is adding new commands options to its Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool to extend the time which allows you to uninstall an upgrade after it’s installed. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use DISM commands to set the number of days after an upgrade that you can uninstall the upgrade before the system deletes the previous version.

How to change number of days to uninstall Windows 10 upgrade

In order to stop Windows 10 from deleting previous installation files and removing the uninstall option after the ten days you installed a new version, use these steps:

DISM Get-OSUninstallWindow Once you’ve completed the steps, in the future, you’ll be able to rollback to a previous version of Windows 10 using the recovery options within the number of days you specified. Just remember that you have to do this every time, immediately, after an upgrade. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.