I have one HP Laptop it came with Win7Pro but also a bunch of special HP software, that caused nothing but problems.
After removing that HP assistance that kept poping up, and a bunch of other junk programs they installed it was a different computer.
It's a backup system today and it won't be getting Win10.
I have a home built computer with an ASUS motherboard and a HP DV7-1270us laptop. The HP laptop originally came with Vista but I upgraded it to Windows 7. The home built computer also had Windows 7. Both were upgraded to Windows 10 64 bit with minimal problems. I am very happy using Windows 10 and have no regrets using Windows 10.
Because in some cases is not working properly, for example, in my case is not working properly, I have some problems like after the Upgrade my Laptop never goes off and I needed to press the Power Key to turn it off; but I solve the problem already...
I need a reason and W10 doesn't give me one.
As far as "backing up," if SHTF, then you need an image or a reformat. I think that is not cool. Windows has never provided intuitive tools for these procedures. I have had to fix so many "dynamic" partitions. And recovery partitions are nuked, or changed to logical = useless.
For the OP: Contact HP and order recovery media to get back to win 7. This link will lead to HP software that will show PC model and serial# etc.
If not, check under the battery for info.
The trips and things is something I vaguely remember transferring from one win 7 laptop to another win7 laptop for my parents.. It was tricky, I think there is some device (usb) that needs a driver, I'll try to look into it.
Although I don't profess to be an expert, I've been using Computers ever since the dawn of the internet and after buying my first one, I started building my own.
Along the way I made mistakes and never used to 'back up' anything but now I 'back up' everything every single time.
As such I am no stranger to doing 'clean installs' So when I decided to take advantage of the Free Upgrade to Win 10.
After Backing up all my Files (which I do as a matter of course) I formatted my HD and then put on a Clean Copy of Windows 7, with nothing on it at all except for the LAN.
Then I burned an ISO DVD of Windows 10 and put that on.
Lots of problems to Start with, which turned out to be caused by an Update of my Display driver, rather than anything wrong with Windows 10.
Mouse freeze/Screen freeze/Crashing & Rebooting.
So instead of trying to fix it, I did another Clean Install of Windows 7 and then used the ISO I burned of Windows 10 only this time making sure that I turned off any Updates for my display driver, which again were nothing to do with Windows 10.
In the beginning Updates for Windows 10 were coming thick and fast, which I'm sure may have unnerved some users, as sometimes the Screen would just go 'Black' or just hang for what seemed like forever, which almost had me reaching for the reset button.
But you just need to take a 'leap of faith' and hang in there.
As a result Windows 10 runs perfect on my Computer, with no problems whatsoever.
You don't have to look at all those tiles with Apps all over the place, you can just turn them off, or else pin the ones you want to the Start or the Taskbar.
Its very easy to Customize just the way you want and although I've always used Firefox, I am more than happy with Edge which is lightning fast.
So would I go back to Windows 7 only when hell freezes over.
I am unhappy with my "start" menu expect for the progams that you use most that you can put (as mini tiles) next to it, that's great.
I prefer (must be caused by habit) the standard start menu, but would like the combination with the "most used" tiles that I can drag and drop in different categories myself:
People you need to stop "hijacking this thread". Are Bunny J, Superfly, and me the only ones trying to help? Your comments and gripes over 10 are just adding to the confusion of the OP, and making this thread hard to follow(even for me), they also create unnecessary notification for the helpers. If you have nothing constructive to add in helping, please refrain from commenting(this should be obvious, in help threads).