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How to Revert Chrome OS Back to a Previous Installed Version

Summary: Information on how to reinstall a previous version of Chrome OS.

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Steps to Revert Chrome OS Back to a Previous Version

If you need to revert the Chrome OS back to a previous version, please use the following steps.

SLN318559_en_US__1icon Note: This will Powerwash the system, meaning it will set it back to factory conditions. Data should be backed up before these steps.
SLN318559_en_US__1icon Note: The Chromebook must be unenrolled or deprovisioned for this feature to show up.
  1. Go to the User Login screen (Figure 1).
    Figure 1
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R to bring up the Powerwash option (Figure 2).
    Figure 2
  3. Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R again, then select Powerwash and Revert, and follow the on-screen prompts (Figure 3).
    Figure 3
  4. The Powerwash will start and roll back your Chromebook to the previous stable build.

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21 Feb 2021



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