Windows 10: Can restore of Win 7 be started from command line ?

  1.    02 Mar 2016 #1

    Can restore of Win 7 be started from command line ?


    For some unknown reason I cannot any more navigate to Update panel from "Einstellungen" - it is blocked.

    I have to cancel the "Einstellungen" window by the task manager !

    So in this moment I cant go forward nor backward any more: cant activate Win 10 neither start the restore of my old
    Win 7 system - unbelievable !!!!!!

    Question: is there a professional command that I can enter in the command line to start/complete the restore of Win 7 ?

    I am frustrated by this dilemma of Win 10 Update.

    BTW: the update od the Defender library also doesnt work and stops after several minutes complaining about the network. Browsing works of course. Windows Firewall is deactivated. No Antimalware program installed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,127
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       02 Mar 2016 #2

    Hello wkt,

    Yes, you could boot to advanced startup to go back to the previous Windows if it hasn't been longer than 30 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, and you didn't delete the Windows.old folder.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 18,463
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       02 Mar 2016 #3

    wkt said: View Post
    For some unknown reason I cannot any more navigate to Update panel from "Einstellungen" - it is blocked.

    I have to cancel the "Einstellungen" window by the task manager !

    So in this moment I cant go forward nor backward any more: cant activate Win 10 neither start the restore of my old
    Win 7 system - unbelievable !!!!!!

    Question: is there a professional command that I can enter in the command line to start/complete the restore of Win 7 ?

    I am frustrated by this dilemma of Win 10 Update.

    BTW: the update od the Defender library also doesnt work and stops after several minutes complaining about the network. Browsing works of course. Windows Firewall is deactivated. No Antimalware program installed.
    Do you have a good backup of your Windows 7 system prior to trying the upgrade to Windows 10? If the backup is a windows image backup, boot from your windows 7 install DVD and use advanced options to restore the backup.

    More help can be found regarding Windows 7 restoring and repairing at our sister site Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    03 Mar 2016 #4

    @Brink Thanks for the link. I tried Option One ("Go back to Previous Windows from Windows 10 in Advanced Startup options") unsuccessfully. On my Home version I dont have the link "See more recovery options". Any way to get shown this option ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,127
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15031
       03 Mar 2016 #5

    If it's not there, then you won't be able to use "Go back to previous Windows".

    You may have to clean install Windows 7 if you don't have a Windows 7 system image to restore.

    If you would still like to give Windows 10 a chance, I would recommend to clean install Windows 10 instead to have the best experience.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
If you are not familiar with package managers I recommend you read first the short Chocolatey package manager tutorial at our sister site Windows Eight Forums as an introduction to this tutorial: Chocolatey - Install Apps from Command Line. Although...
Hi! In Windows 10 is new app for photos and albums as default picture viewer. In Windows 8.1 I used JPEGView, and sometimes Windows Photo Viewer. Now I'm customizing Windows and I know how to start Photo Viewer from cmd and created context menu...
Hi all I have several network connections configured. There is one wifi connection which automatically connects to my WLAN, another cable based LAN connection to a NAS which is used for backups and some L2TP connection connections (used...
Maybe I have a misunderstanding of how System Restore works. Yesterday I uninstalled a program that I'd like to now get back. The company that made the program no longer offers archive downloads for that program in particular. Today it occurred to...
in win7, after installation and setting the correct file associations, the correct program would start upon double clicking in win10 however, it popups wanting you to set a ?default app?. ive seen this happen for klite codec pack, firefox,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums