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  1.    25 Aug 2015 #91
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    I was successful with full recovery in 8.1.......and shut off 'windows update' immediately there after....never had one problem. 8 months later, now 3 weeks ago, I downloaded and installed the 'new' Windows 10. So far everything works 100%. But.....I see now with 10, I no longer have the option to shut off updates, even if I wanted to do so. I did find a way in to see updates installed, but no other means to manipulate it. With no Windows 8.1 or 10 greeting, or departure sounds...like XP, 2000, 98,95 did have, the 8.1 and 10 experience seems less personable and without human character. If Windows 10 becomes problematic, (knock-on wood it doesn't) A big Macintosh Apple might taste sweet.....I miss XP.
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #92
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by LeeB View Post
    Geeezzzzz You know I came here for some help and advice. Yes and to voice my opinion about Win 10

    Some of you guys/girls really and truly tried to help. I had several great suggestions on what to and just my luck I picked the wrong one. I did a system Restore thinking I was going back to Win 7 when in all actuality all it did was give me a VERY clean install of Win 10 and I lost everything except my pictures.. (whew) I was way better off then I was before I came here, even though I had a OS that I did not like.......

    SO to those who tried to help I thank you for your sincere attempt to help me and I would like to see the Moderators of this forum give you a GREAT BIG ATTA-PERSON

    And for the rest of you who choose to use this thread to wine and cry about their own problems I say get a LIFE and start your own thread.........
    I am sorry that some of the members here tried to hijack your thread. I also am sorry and have concern for your problems. If you have a windows.old or a $Windows-WS or a $Windows-BT then you have the ability to return to your old OS. I lost mine due to an error on my part. I guess the only way to go back now would be a Clean install of Windows 7 until the 29th. I will not do that and you probably will not either.
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  3.    25 Aug 2015 #93
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I am sorry that some of the members here tried to hijack your thread. I also am sorry and have concern for your problems. If you have a windows.old or a $Windows-WS or a $Windows-BT then you have the ability to return to your old OS. I lost mine due to an error on my part. I guess the only way to go back now would be a Clean install of Windows 7 until the 29th. I will not do that and you probably will not either.
    Yea....After you enter the 'black hole' of 10.....there's no way back!
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  4.    25 Aug 2015 #94
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    Windows 10

    8.1 to 10


    Is Windows 10, after downloading and installing, a trap with no way out?
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #95
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Texas
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    Win 10 Pro 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglesail View Post
    Is Windows 10, after downloading and installing, a trap with no way out?
    Definitely not as you always have the backup image you made of your old OS.
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  6.    25 Aug 2015 #96
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I am a personal friend of LeeB's and last night did a TeamViewer session with him. During the session, I found that it appears that his Windows.old folder is intact but there is no longer a Restore option to take it back to his Win 7 installation. He is traveling and doesn't have his WIn 7 install disk with him. It's my understanding that if he boots with his Win 7 install disk he could then recover Win 7 from the Windows.old folder. Is that correct?

    Is there a way to re-enable the Restore option or any other way so that he could try to revert back to Win 7 without the install disk?

    He also has a System Image on an external hard drive (from 2011 when he first got the laptop) as a last resort he would like to know how he can recover that system image. I believe he needs the Win 7 install disk to do that which is something he doesn't have with him. He doesn't have reliable internet so would prefer not to have to download a large ISO file and burn a disk.

    Anybody got any ideas to help? Lee currently won't have an internet connection until next week so hopefully we can come up with a solution for him for when he gets back on-line.
    The Rollback option is the only way I know of to go back from within Windows 10 once you've done the upgrade. https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...in10-win7.html It uses the Windows.old to do it. I've done it once to go back to 10240 from 10525. It wasn't perfect and I still ended up doing a Reset to fix a few glitches.
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  7.    25 Aug 2015 #97
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglesail View Post
    Is Windows 10, after downloading and installing, a trap with no way out?
    No.
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  8.    25 Aug 2015 #98
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglesail View Post
    Yea....After you enter the 'black hole' of 10.....there's no way back!
    I could have very easily if I did not delete the Windows 7 Image I had, But what is done is done. You can always go back until after the 29th if you want to perform a clean install. Not many will do that , I won't. Windows 10 is running fine for me , there are just a few concerns I have with it, not with it's performance though.
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  9.    25 Aug 2015 #99
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I could have very easily if I did not delete the Windows 7 Image I had, But what is done is done. You can always go back until after the 29th if you want to perform a clean install. Not many will do that , I won't. Windows 10 is running fine for me , there are just a few concerns I have with it, not with it's performance though.
    Looking into 10 before I installed it, I read someone claiming a 'one way direction' indicating one cannot wipe 10. This is all new for everybody and everybody has an opinion...Yes?
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  10.    25 Aug 2015 #100
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglesail View Post
    Looking into 10 before I installed it, I read someone claiming a 'one way direction' indicating one cannot wipe 10. This is all new for everybody and everybody has an opinion...Yes?
    You have 30 days from July 29, 2015 to go back. After that MS wipes out those Windows .old and the other ones as well. But you can still do a clean install of Windows 7 until the EOD on the 29th.
    These $Windows.~BT, $Windows.~WS and Windows.old folders are required by the system to perform the rollback operation. After 30 days, Windows 10 automatically deletes these folders during Automatic Maintenance. After 30 days, you may not see the option to Rollback in the Settings app or you may receive a message We’re sorry, but you can’t go back.
    Source
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