Windows 10 Rollback Option Reduced to Just Ten Days
Head’s up if you upgraded your computer to Windows 10: you now only have 10 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it or go back to your previous version of Windows.
Microsoft dropped the number of days that users had to revert to the preceding version of Windows to a short ten (10) days. The new downgrade policy came with the Anniversary Update that Microsoft recently rolled out to Windows 10 machines.
In a statement made to Windows Supersite, the company reveals that the decision was actually based on user activity:
Based on our user research, we noticed most users who choose to go back to a previous version of Windows do it within the first several days. As such, we changed the setting to 10 days to free storage space used by previous copies.
While the decision may seem rushed to some, there is a bit of good news. The removal of the rollback option frees up between 3GB – 5GB of storage space on the user’s device that is otherwise dedicated to the files that are saved for the downgrade. Still, it is something to keep in mind if you’re still on the fence about whether or not you want to stick with Windows 10.
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