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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.

  1. Open All Settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery and click "Get started" under Go Back



  2. You will be asked to provide input on why you're performing the Go Back. Once this is filled in, press Next.



  3. You will be reminded to make sure that your files are backed up and other notices. Press Next.



  4. You will be reminded that you will need your admin password from the previous OS or build. Press Next.



  5. Click on Go back to Windows... to revert back.



For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/windows10.

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