Windows Gurus - reverting back via windows.old 45 secs !!!

  1. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Windows Gurus - reverting back via windows.old 45 secs !!!

    Hi Windows Gurus

    I usually take system backup via Macrium image - but I decided this time to check reverting back via Windows old using settings -->revert back to previous version of windows.

    I had installed 20H1 skip ahead but didn't like it for all sorts of reasons so I decided to revert back -- took about 45 secs using the windows procedure in update and recovery !!! even though the upgrade took around 30 mins.

    Using Macrium restore would have taken about 15 mins

    so what is "revert back" doing that makes it so fast -- and is it really a complete reversion to your previous windows system.

    Anybody got any ideas !!!! Just curious.

    So far I can't see that I'm missing anything or have lost activations etc.

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 6,660
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    Can it be that it just renamed Windows.old and deleted the new?
      My Computers


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