In a bid to get more people to update their smartphones to Windows 10, Microsoft announced that users can roll back to Windows 8.1. It’s a way of removing the element of risk from the updating process because if you do run into issues or find that the update is lacking features, you can simply remove Windows Phone 10 and carry on as normal.
Head of the Insider program at Microsoft, Gabriel Aul, confirmed that users can return to Windows 8.1 even after installing Windows Phone 10. In response to a user question, Aul wrote, “Yes, we’ll have a recovery tool to roll back for all phones that are supported for the preview.”
The initial technical preview, which is primarily aimed at developers, could be released as early as this week. Aul suggested that a video showcasing Windows 10’s features will be released later this week. He then hinted that it could be released alongside the preview build.
One of the elements at the heart of Windows 10 is collaboration across Windows PCs and smartphones. Microsoft is reportedly testing a new Windows Phone app known as Work Assistant. This will enable smartphone users to perform Office tasks.