Windows 10: Reverted Back to Windows 7


  1. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1511 RTM 64-bit
       13 Oct 2015 #1

    Reverted Back to Windows 7


    Sadly I have reverted back to Windows 7 for the time being due to a number of issues i have faced with Windows 10. It is an amazing OS yes, but it is not stable yet in terms of performance. I shall upgrade back after Threshold 2 releases i.e in November or December. Some of the issues i faced were:
    1. Excruciatingly slow boot up time.
    2. Problems with the display after switching to Sleep Mode.
    3. Automatic installation of Microsoft Store apps even with automatic updates(not Windows Update) off. This has been eating up my HDD space.
    There were other issues but there is no need to state them...hope Microsoft fixes most of them in Threshold 2. Anyways after it comes i will definitely update as there won't be any more big updates until Redstone.
    Any others who are facing such issues?

    Edit: Also, I kept getting BSOD's when I opened some resource intensive apps. RAM and processor are not an issue as you can see in my specifications.
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  2. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       14 Oct 2015 #2

    blackbirdabhi said: View Post
    Edit: Also, I kept getting BSOD's when I opened some resource intensive apps. RAM and processor are not an issue as you can see in my specifications.
    You should have posted in the BSOD section to have them analysed. You cannot rule out bad RAM just because you have 8GB DDR3 without running any diagnostics on it, that leap of faith is way too large.
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  3.    14 Oct 2015 #3

    I had this "long boot time" issue in the first few days after upgraded to Win 10 on two computers. But it just speed up itself few days later. Maybe you should wait for a little longer or to do a clean install?
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  4.    14 Oct 2015 #4

    You should consider a clean install. Upgrades do seem to be the major cause of problems, especially going from Windows 7. Now that you have performed the upgrade you can safely do the clean install and keep using your key.
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  5. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1511 RTM 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Oct 2015 #5

    @Molyy Sadly I have already reverted. Nothing against Windows 10 but I prefer waiting till Threshold 2. MS will be focusing on optimization rather than features in this update, most importantly issues like those which i mentioned. After that anyways I will be upgrading and will stay with Win10 for the foreseeable future.
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  6. Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1511 RTM 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Oct 2015 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    You should consider a clean install. Upgrades do seem to be the major cause of problems, especially going from Windows 7. Now that you have performed the upgrade you can safely do the clean install and keep using your key.
    Which is exactly why I reverted. I could do a clean install but I do have some licensed applications for which I might lose activation for if I do it, unless there is a way to back up applications in Win10?
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  7.    14 Oct 2015 #7

    You shouldn't lose software licenses because you upgrade your OS, they should carry over. This is my experience from all the software I've bought.
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  8. Posts : 21,838
    Dual boot - Win 10 Pro & Win 10 Insider (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       14 Oct 2015 #8

    swarfega said: View Post
    You should consider a clean install. Upgrades do seem to be the major cause of problems, especially going from Windows 7. Now that you have performed the upgrade you can safely do the clean install and keep using your key.
    Agree... sounds like a lot of back-trash trailing along. Bite the bullet and start REAL clean!
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