Upgraded from Win 7 but want to uninstall

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  1. Posts : 10
    windows 10, windows 7
       #1

    Upgraded from Win 7 but want to uninstall


    I've just upgraded from windows 7 to win 10 but have decided its not for me.
    How can I uninstall windows 10 and then use my Acronis Backup of win 7 or is it just a case of restoring the backup to the C: drive?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,653
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Welcome to Ten Forums @PeteMull

    Sorry to hear you don't get on with W10. If it is less than 10 days since you upgraded then you should have the option to go back to your previous Windows.

    Go Back to the Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10

    If not then yes, it should be a case of just restoring your backup. You'll need to restore all the partitions from the backup, not just C:. There should be a System partition and/or recovery partition that would also need restoring.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Just from another perspective, there may be technical reasons - perhaps on an older PC- why you wish to revert- or you might not like, say, the comparatively inflexible Start Menu - which can't handle more deeply nested categorised menu structures properly.

    If on the other hand, it's more how it looks, well here's mine:
    Upgraded from Win 7 but want to uninstall-1.png

    - you'll note the translucent borders with rounded corners, and the Win 7 Orb which I use with a good free replacement Start Menu - Open Shell - which can be configured to look like Win 7's - and more. Here are some screenshots (from when it was known as Classic Shell):

    Classic Shell

    Also Win 7 icons.

    Naturally you can download and install programs as ever- in general you don't have to use the default programs or the Store.

    Worried about updates? You can take control of those in Home or Pro.
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  5. Posts : 10
    windows 10, windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    I've tried to follow the tutorial for getting back to win 7 but the screenshots in the tutorial dont match what I'm seeing in the win 10 that I now have on my system. I tried a reset but that doesnt work and there doesnt seem to be an option to go back to a previous version of windows.

    Am I missing something somewhere?
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  6. Posts : 38,356
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    In the computer's advanced troubleshooting menu there typically are options to rollback upgrades/updates.
    See if you can find the option to rollback the featured upgrade/update.

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    shutdown /r /o /f /t 00

    The above command is one method to reboot to the menu options.


    Other possible options may be:
    a) dual boot windows
    b) virtual
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,927
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #7

    If you've done a reset that may have removed the option to 'Go back to previous'.

    Do you still have C:\Windows.old ?

    If not, you cannot revert to Win 7 except by
    - restoring a disk image of Win 7 as was
    - a clean install of Win 7

    If you SHIFT + left click Restart, do you see an option Troubleshoot?

    Go Back to the Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10
    Option 1 (3)
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  8. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,825
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    Did you give it a good lengthy try out ?

    A lot of people did not like W10 when they first started using it.

    But you`ve got to give it a good lengthy try out.

    As I tell everyone who starts using it for the first time, it`s just another Operating System, you just have to get used to it and find out where everything is.
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  9. Posts : 38,356
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #9

    There used to be a default 30 day rollback period.

    Now the current default rollback period is 10 days.

    This time period can be modified.

    If a rollback failed sometimes you can troubleshoot the logs.
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  10. Posts : 10
    windows 10, windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    shutdown /r /o /f /t 00
    Tried running the shutdown from the admin command prompt and it says "not recognised internal or external command"
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