Windows 10 upgrade and don’t know how to use it? then revert it back to old OS
So you upgraded to Windows 10 just in the awe of it. Well, let me tell you straight to your face, Windows 10 is not your thing. Some might like it, but, clearly it’s not for everybody.
Unlike your former OS, Windows 10 may not be user-friendly and compatible, some broken drivers, it may just be another hardware glitch or plain and simple unfamiliarity.
But, hey, the word is you can downgrade to your choice of OS anytime you want. That is, if you have upgraded to Windows 10 only within a month. You can upgrade to Windows 10 whenever you want.
So, what do you do? Come along and you’ll come to know how are you going to revert back to your previous OS after a Windows 10 upgrade.
Hassle-free reverting back to previous OS
Provided that you still qualify for a roll back, the process is a piece of cake. There’s hardly any problem with the mechanics.
A system backup is advised before you go for any downgrade. Here’s everything about System backups.
In the Win 10 Cortana search box, type Windows Backup, press Enter, on the left click Create a System Image, and follow the directions.
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Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery, and you’ll see an entry to “Go back to Windows 7” or “Go back to Windows 8.1
In Windows 10. Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery. You’ll behold an entry that says “Go back to Win 7” or “Go back to Win 8” (See screenshot) based on the OS you upgraded from.
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Choosing “Go back to a previous Windows”, leaves you with two choices- to either “Keep my files” or “Remove everything”. The first option keeps your data and files safe for further usage. The latter will remove everything, your apps, and settings. (Screenshot)
Windows for the sake of its last breath wishes to know the reason it has turned out to be a failure for you and warns in huge words like “ After going back you’ll have to reinstall some programs” (sometimes you don’t get any such message), thanks for trying Win 10, then moves out of the way.
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Many minutes (beware, even hours) later you see your favorite Win 7 (or 8.1) log-on screen. After logging-on you have your old version back.
Although, going a bit thoroughly about it, even when you “Keep my files”, you’ll have to reapply any modifications you might have made while you were using Win 10.
Whereas the files stored in the computer will not necessarily give you headaches because they get retained properly.
Any documents in the public folder is open to getting lost when the Win 10 is downgrading to Win 7 (or 8.1).
Some important programs of yours may not function properly in Win 10 and it’s quite possible that becomes the reason for you downgrading to Win 7 0r 8.1.
Many a times Win 10 is just not compatible and not stable enough to be used normally. In which case it is advised to stick to Win 7 or 8.1 for a longer while.
In any case, for the first year Win 10 is a free upgrade which should not bother you any time soon.