No surprising the company does not mention the reason of the limited time to roll back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 after upgrading to Windows 10. In part is because the company is betting big in its operating system and wants users to stay on Windows 10. The other reason is that a copy of the previous version takes up a lot of valuable space in your PC’s hard drive, as such after that one month Windows 10 assumes you’ll stay in the new version and it deletes the Windows.old and Windows.~BT folders to reclaim space. The following are the steps you must follow to rollback (uninstall) Windows 10 from your computer and go back to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

How to uninstall Windows 10 from your PC

If you’re still within the first month of the upgrade to Windows 10, you can also use this video tutorial for more details on how to roll back to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.

If you don’t want to use the built-in tool to roll back, or you don’t see the Go back to Windows 8.1 or Go back to Windows 7 option on the Settings app, you can alternatively restore by using a previous full backup of your system. In the case, you don’t have a backup, you can reinstall the your previous version doing a clean install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Update, August 5, 2016: Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is shortening the time you can roll back from 30 to 10 days. The new change makes possible for users to be able automatically reclaim wasted space after the 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.