Using Windows 10 Go Back
Go Back requires the admin password of the earlier OS version or build.
Windows 10 Go Back
Windows 10 provides a new recovery called "Go Back". This allows you to go back to the previous installed Windows OS or build within a 31-day window.
When 31 days have passed, a maintenance task runs to remove the old files to save space and the go back option is removed from Settings.
The following will result in the deactivation of Go Back:
- Reset is performed
- Disk Cleanup is performed
- The windows.old or $windows.~bt files or folders have been manually deleted
- A new user account is added
- PC is running on battery power
In order to perform the Go Back, follow the steps below.
- Open All Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery and click "Get started" under Go Back
- You will be asked to provide input on why you're performing the Go Back. Once this is filled in, press Next.
- You will be reminded to make sure that your files are backed up and other notices. Press Next.
- You will be reminded that you will need your admin password from the previous OS or build. Press Next.
- Click on Go back to Windows... to revert back.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/windows10.