1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       22 Sep 2015 #1

    I need to downgrade but can't access settings

    I recently upgraded to Win 10 on my laptop but it's completely broken. I boot up and sign in ok but then I just get a black screen with a cursor. The only way I can access anything is through the task manager > run new task. I've tried everything but nothing works so I want to rollback to Win 7.

    But the problem is that in order to do so I need to access settings which I'm unable to. I can click the link under user controls in control panel but nothing happens. I tried a fix (Settings doesnt launch, or launches the Store instead - Microsoft Community) but it didn't work. There doesn't seem to be any way of accessing it and hence no way of rolling back.

    Is there another way?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,438
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       22 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Cerberus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you can also use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to go back to Windows 7 in Advanced Startup at boot.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       23 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks! I just had to press ctrl + alt + del then use the power button in the lower right corner to select 'restart' while holding down the shift key.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,438
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       23 Sep 2015 #4

    Great news.
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