1. Joined : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10
       09 Mar 2016 #1

    Downgrade Question


    Hi, Im not sure if this is the correct area for this but, If you downgrade from windows 10 using an ISO will you lose data and if you do is there anyway to keep the data.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Mar 2016 #2

    You will have to be more specific. Downgrade to what?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Tropic of Cancer
    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       09 Mar 2016 #3

    Datiel12 said: View Post
    Hi, Im not sure if this is the correct area for this but, If you downgrade from windows 10 using an ISO will you lose data and if you do is there anyway to keep the data.
    That means a clean install of windows, whatever version it may be.

    A clean install will format the C drive, so all the user data (in the user folders like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Picture and Videos) will not be available any more. So it will cause loss of data, for sure.

    To avoid the loss of data, you need to move the data elsewhere. It may be
    • Cloud like OneDrive or Google Drive.
    • Any other HDD, internal or external
    • USB drives or DVDs, if the volume of the data is not much more

    I would prefer OneDrive. Once it is synced, it is accessible as it is in the computer itself.
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
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    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       10 Mar 2016 #4

    There's always a way to keep your data....back it up. It's a good idea to do so, even if you aren't planning any major system changes.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       15 Mar 2016 #5

    Arc said: View Post
    That means a clean install of windows, whatever version it may be.

    A clean install will format the C drive, so all the user data (in the user folders like Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Picture and Videos) will not be available any more. So it will cause loss of data, for sure.

    To avoid the loss of data, you need to move the data elsewhere. It may be
    • Cloud like OneDrive or Google Drive.
    • Any other HDD, internal or external
    • USB drives or DVDs, if the volume of the data is not much more

    I would prefer OneDrive. Once it is synced, it is accessible as it is in the computer itself.
    Thank You! I Don't Like Windows 10 because of all the hanging when i open the explorer through a different program to browse through files.. And i'm going to downgrade back to 8.1. Still sucks that i have to backup Everything.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2016 #6

    Datiel12 said: View Post
    Thank You! I Don't Like Windows 10 because of all the hanging when i open the explorer through a different program to browse through files.. And i'm going to downgrade back to 8.1. Still sucks that i have to backup Everything.
    Has it been less than 30 days since you upgraded? If so you can attempt to use the revert option.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,309
    win 10 Insider
       15 Mar 2016 #7

    Have you tried to get help for the problem you are having?
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,075
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 Mar 2016 #8

    I agree. That seems like a trivial issue to fix by rolling back the OS. If you did an upgrade install, it's usually a good idea to follow that up with a clean install.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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    Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       16 Mar 2016 #9

    Datiel12 said: View Post
    Thank You! I Don't Like Windows 10 because of all the hanging when i open the explorer through a different program to browse through files.. And i'm going to downgrade back to 8.1. Still sucks that i have to backup Everything.
    If that is the only reason, a clean install of windows 10 will solve that issue; because it is not universal. All the automatic upgrades are not working at their best all the times.

    But if you personally prefer 8.1 over 10 because of functionalities, appearance, or for any other things, you should go with your preferences.

    If you ask me, I would suggest you to have a clean install of windows 10, use it for a few days, and then decide.
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