Can you rollback to Win7 and then come back to Win10?


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    Can you rollback to Win7 and then come back to Win10?


    I am having an issue with Win1o that is not resolving itself and making me more and more frustrated so I want to roll back to Win 7 and comeback to 10 to see if that will repair the issue. Is this possible?


    My initial problem is here: https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...-pictures.html
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  2. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    I don't see why not.
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  3. Posts : 1,384
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
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    I have made plenty of backup's on my W7 just in case the roll back becomes a problem.
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       #4

    Absolutely you can while the free updates are going, so at least another 11 months.
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  5. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #5

    You should be able to go right to a clean install of Windows 10 this time around.
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    Thread Starter
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    thanks for all the responses!
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  7. Posts : 54
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    Yes, you definitely can. I know someone who did exactly that. She first upgraded from Windows 7 to 10, got frustrated with the blurry screen (it didn't install video drivers, so the resolution didn't match the native resolution of her monitor), and reverted back to Windows 7. I convinced her to try Windows 10 again if the only thing she didn't like about it was the video issue, because even though the latest Nvidia drivers for her chipset only claimed to be compatible with Window 7 and 8 (her PC is 5 years old), I suspected that they would work anyway (which they did).
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  8. Posts : 1,219
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
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    My advice is to do the rollback NOW!

    Then, when you get Win7 back working, use the free version of Macrium Reflect (MR) to image off your Win7 setup to an external drive. Also use the option to create an MR boot USB/CD.

    That way, should you try the Win10 upgrade later, and then want to go back to Win7, you will have a backup to do it from.

    Mentioning this because there have been numerous posts from folks whose rollbacks did not work.
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