Rolling back from Windows Technical Preview won’t be supported

As we all know by now, Microsoft is expected to reveal what’s new in Windows next week in San Francisco, recent slip from the company showed us a new Windows Insider Preview Program and now we even know where to look to download the ISO for Windows Technical Preview.

So from the Download Windows Technical Preview site screenshot is where we find the new clue. As I suspected, even though Microsoft will offer an easy way to update to the latest build of Windows Threshold, after installing the preview there won’t be a way to roll back, as such you better backup before installing.

The recent screenshots from the download site reads:

“If you want to stop using Windows Technical Preview and return to your previous version of Windows, you’ll need to reinstall your previous version from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC – typically a DVD. If you don’t have a recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive.

After you install Windows Technical Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to the previous version.”

While Microsoft still have to release what to do before installing the preview of Windows, we now know that you’ll have to be careful like always. You can also check my previous post on how to safety test Windows Threshold.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and