Yes, new PCs loaded with Windows 11 can be downgraded to Windows 10 using a clean installation, and here's how.
Windows 10 is the operating system from Microsoft designed to run on desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, IoT devices, and Xbox consoles. Windows 10 was officially released to the public on July 29, 2015, and the company made it available as a free upgrade for computers running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Windows 10 combines the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 by bringing back the Start menu and floating Store apps on the desktop. Microsoft also introduces universal apps that can be designed to run on all screen sizes. There are many new features, including Microsoft Edge, Action Center, Settings, redesigned Start menu, and more.
All Windows 10 related articles, including news, tutorials, editorials, and reviews, will be available in this section.
Windows 10 release history
- Windows 10 21H2 (October 2021 Update)
- Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update)
- Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update)
- Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update)
- Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2019 Update)
- Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update)
- Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update)
- Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update)
- Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update)
- Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update)
- Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update)
Windows 10 resources
- Windows 10 Update History
- Windows 10 Insider Preview Build History
- Windows 10 Lifecycle
- Windows 10 Pro vs. Home
- Upgrade from Windows 8.1
- Upgrade from Windows 7
- Upgrade from Windows XP/Vista
- Create bootable USB media
- Download older versions
- Windows 10 Help
Windows 10 21H1
Windows 10 20H2
- Windows 10 20H2 — everything you need to know
- Windows 10 20H2 — best features
- Windows 10 20H2 — release date
- Windows 10 20H2 explained
Windows 10 2004
Windows 10 gets a non-security update to address a bunch of problems, and here's what you need to know.
You can block updates from downloading on Windows 10 automatically using the Show or hide updates tool or PowerShell, and here's how.
Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 receive the update KB5006670 to fix several problems. Here's all you need to know.
If your PC is still in BIOS mode, you need to enable UEFI and Secure Boot to upgrade to Windows 11, and here's what you need to do.
Use these steps to upgrade to Windows 11 on a device already running Windows 10.
Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled to install, and here are the steps to check and enable the security features on your PC.
Microsoft releases previews of the next fixes for Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2, 2004, and older releases like 1909 and 1809.
A new preview update for Windows 10 21H1 is now available in the Release Preview Channel, and here's all you need to know.
You can use these steps to enable TPM and Secure Boot on Hyper-V to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine.