Windows 10: Failed Reverting Back to 7
It does give you 30 days grace period.
Why it does not work for you this time is a mystery. It could be because the Win 10 installation was interrupted (He brought it to me before it finished).
How do you know it is a Windows 7 Retail version?
It might be a corporate version. I am not sure if it is retail or not. I will talk to the IT guy tomorrow.
Good news is he only has around 600 megs of data (mainly word and excel files) and then his email is an exchange account. It was all in Dropbox plus I hooked the drive to another computer and made sure there was nothing on the desktop or other folders. So at this point, a new install is probably easiest. All he needs is word, excel, outlook, chrome, and acrobat reader (I think).
Just trying to figure what went wrong.
That just says they put Windows 7 Pro on it. Doesn't say it is retail. Why couldn't the company be using volume licensing?
Wait - a volume license pprobably wouldn't be prompting for the normal upgrade to Windows 10 - so you are probably correct. Unless the company was violating EULAs and using OEM versions.
Or is it just the actual enterprise versions that won't prompt for upgrading? Hell, I don't know, now I've gone and confused myself!
Say all you want.
That is what I believe in.
This is also my last time responding to you. You like to show off your "computer prowess" by picking on others, that's you entertainment.
I won't be part of it.
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Last edited by davidhk; 31 Jan 2016 at 21:55.
Should the revert work if it is a volume license?
One item to note, when in win 10, there was an issue with HP Security software. So I started to uninstall the security software. I had to uninstall around 5 or 6 components separately. For the last one, it did not finish (was hanging for 20 min) so I canceled it. On next boot, Sign in hung with a message from the HP software (i do not recall). After around 60 seconds it said it could not find the finger print reader (or something like that). Also, the system had two user accounts so on the bottom left, instead of listing the names, it just listed password where the account name would be. At that point, I decided to revert thinking it would be no big deal.
I wonder if the security software did not allow windows to boot on the revert. It failed on the first boot of the revert process.
It's hard to tell exactly what happened. Sounds like a whole bunch of different things went wrong, so probably the only recovery is going to be a clean install (or image restoration) of Windows 7.
Please post back the final result.
And if the issue is resolved, I would like to know what method used.
If it is a company computer, I would just let their IT staff take care of it. Every IT department has their own methods, settings, configurations, etc.
Good day everyone. I had just installed windows 10 on my pc. I just want to know,if i go back to windows 8.1 will the installed applications that I had on windows 8.1 still be installed if i revert back to my previous windows 8.1.
I've read conflicting accounts as to whether it's possible or not to revert back to the original OS after 30 days.
When I upgraded, I wasn't aware that there was any time limit on when you could do this - Microsoft kept that quiet if that is the...
I would really appreciate some insight on this one :
I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, legit, all of my programs are genuine and there is no malware/viruses on my system. I keep a very, very tight ship. I had reserved Win10 through the Get...
I "upgraded" to Win 10 using Windows Update.
However, given the problems I'm experiencing - Skype won't even connect - I think I'm going to revert to 8.1.
My question is...what happens then? Can I use WU to update to 10 again? And if that...
If i install the latest iso release of 10; is there still a way to revert back to my version of 7 until the final release of 10 comes out next month?