1. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Win7 Pro 64-bit\Windows 10 Pro 64-bit dual boot
       11 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Downgrade Scenario - Questions


    I upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th from Win7.
    Before I did I cloned my Win7 disk to another spare drive.
    Yesterday I accidently booted into that drive and Windows tried to upgrade that drive (and failed) or so says the Windows Update Log.
    So here's the question...
    If I were to downgrade my Win10 to Win7 on the "live" drive and something went wrong and I had to restore from the cloned drive, would it keep trying to re-install Win10 or would it be smart enough to know that I had at least attempted a downgrade?
    OR
    If I just simply didn't want Win10 anymore, what would be the effect of just restoring my Win7 drive from the cloned backup...period, without trying to downgrade?
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       11 Aug 2015 #2

    Depends on what shape the Windows 7 drive is in after the aborted 10 upgrade. Whatever it is it what it will be when you restore it to the other drive.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
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       11 Aug 2015 #3

    You can downgrade back to Windows 7 from Windows 10.

    Click Start Menu

    Click Settings

    Click Update & Security

    Click Recovery

    Click Return to Windows 7

    The upgrade saves your previous version of Windows that you can revert back to in a 30 day period. Your settings will revert back to the way they were before the upgrade, like nothing ever happened.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
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       12 Aug 2015 #4

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Depends on what shape the Windows 7 drive is in after the aborted 10 upgrade. Whatever it is it what it will be when you restore it to the other drive.
    To clarify, I wouldn't be attempting an upgrade, but a downgrade. I cloned my Win7 on July 27th, one day before the automatic downloading started but I did have the "Get Windows 10" icon, so the clone also has it. I just want to make sure that somewhere down the road if I have to use that cloned backup to restore my "live" OS that it won't continuously try to upgrade to Win10.
    Last edited by dlwmacgregor; 12 Aug 2015 at 07:12.
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