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Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades

When you upgrade from a previous version of Windows 10 to the latest version 1903 Windows 10 system keeps a copy of the previous version of Windows so that users can roll back to the previous version if they encounter issues with the newest version. By default settings, Windows 10 allows you to go back to the previous version of Windows in the first 10 days. And after that system Automatically delete this old windows folder, and can’t go back to previous build windows 10. But if you wish to extend the 10days limit with a simple tweak you can Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades.

Note: you must perform steps below (to Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades) within 10 days after upgrade to windows 10 October 2018 update.

How To extend the period to uninstall a Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft revealed DISM operating system uninstall command-line options on Microsoft’s Doc website, that gives a user the ability to:

  • Find out how many days after an upgrade that an OS can be uninstalled.
  • Set the number of days that a user has to uninstall a Windows upgrade.

And to perform this, simply open a command prompt with administrative privileges and type command DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow that display the current rollback period in days.

display the current rollback period

Now type command DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:30, to modify the rollback period. Here Value:30 means that you will be able to roll back to the previous version of Windows up to 30 days after installation of the new version. Also, you can change the Value:60 to extend the rollback period 60 days.

Tip: You can change the value to a maximum of 60 days as Windows will keep the files of the previous version of the operating system on the device for the selected period only.

modify the Windows 10 rollback period value

NOTE: If you get “Error:3. The system cannot find the path specified” error, it is likely because there is no previous version of Windows files on your PC. As we mentioned before you must perform this command within 10 days of Windows 10 Upgrade.

That’s all you have successfully Change the number of rollback days for Windows 10 feature upgrades. To check and confirm the same type command  DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow

number of rollback days changed to 30 days

How to roll back windows 10 update 1903

whenever you feel new Windows 10 version not suitable for you or getting Problem you can use Go back to the previous version option following steps below.

  • Press Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the settings app,
  • Click on update & security then recovery
  • Now click on go back to the previous version to uninstall windows 10 and revert back to windows 10 October 2019 update.

Go Back To previous version of windows 10

Also, read How to fix Store Apps Missing after Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809.

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