You have probably heard about Microsoft’s latest OS release: Windows 11. Your computer might be prompting you to upgrade right away, but we advise you to wait before you download Windows 11 onto your computer.

The new OS includes attractive features such as a more elegant start menu page and it will require less frequent updates in the future. However, you are well served to remember that Windows 11 is in its BETA phase. Microsoft 10 will be supported through 2025, so there is no rush to update.

If you were to upgrade now, you will be testing Windows 11. That means that you will experience many noticeable bugs, will encounter compatibility issues with other applications that have not yet released Windows 11 compatible versions of their software, and have to download multiple new versions of the OS while Microsoft fixes identified issues. It is best if you allow Microsoft at least a year or two to sort through and fix any bugs that are pre-existing or that pop up along the way.

Microsoft has made it clear that the Windows 11 update will not be forced upon Windows 10 users.

If you are a Hybridge client and have downloaded Windows 11, please CALL US and we will help you roll back to Windows 10. If you are not a Hybridge client and have already downloaded Windows 11 within the last 10 days, you might be able to roll back to the previous version by following the below steps:

  1. Go to Settings > System > Recovery
  2. Click “Go back” (next to previous version of Windows)
  3. Check off the reason you are going back to Windows 10
  4. Click “No thanks” when asked to check for updates instead of rolling back
  5. Click “Next”
  6. Click “Next” again
  7. Click “Go back to earlier build"

Still have questions about this update, and why it's best to hold off for the time being? Please give our tech team a call, we’re happy to talk you through this personally. We can be reached by email at info (at), or by phone at 888-353-1763.

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