1.    20 Aug 2015 #1
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    No option to roll back to Win 7


    When I go to Settings/Update & Security/Recovery, I have no option to roll back to Windows 7. This is not a clean install. If I search for Windows.old, the image shows as the attached. I'm not super good at computer stuff, but I usually struggle through. Any suggestions as to how I can revert to Windows 7 easily? Any help would be grea
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2
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    If your computer has a hidden recovery partition, click the Advanced Startup will reset it to the version of windows in the hidden partition, if the recovery partition is still intact.
    Last edited by big10; 20 Aug 2015 at 17:38.
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by big10 View Post
    If your computer has a hidden recovery partition, click the Advanced Startup will reset it to the version of windows in the hidden partition.
    Excuse me for being a little dense, but how do I find out if it has a hidden recovery partition? I appreciate your post. Thanks.
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  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4
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  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5
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    Thank you for the post. It's been less than a week for me, so that part shouldn't be a problem. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed69 View Post
    Excuse me for being a little dense, but how do I find out if it has a hidden recovery partition? I appreciate your post. Thanks.
    The booklets came with your computer should have mentioned this, usually in the recovery section.

    Late computers usually have the recovery partition.
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  7.    20 Aug 2015 #7
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    I take it you didn`t make a disk image of 7 before you upgraded ?

    Why not ?

    Post a shot of Disk Management, we`ll see if you have a recovery partition.


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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #8
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    Actually, I did make an image. Even though it was done just a short while ago, I have added a lot that I would rather not lose since then. But following the links from jds63 (Thank you very much), I was able to get back to Windows 7, following option 1. Option 2 would not works because I never had the option showing to revert back for some reason. But as I type, it appears as though things are going well at this point, although it is not quite finished yet. I appreciate all the replies. Thank you.
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed69 View Post
    Actually, I did make an image. Even though it was done just a short while ago, I have added a lot that I would rather not lose since then. But following the links from jds63 (Thank you very much), I was able to get back to Windows 7, following option 1. Option 2 would not works because I never had the option showing to revert back for some reason. But as I type, it appears as though things are going well at this point, although it is not quite finished yet. I appreciate all the replies. Thank you.
    Your Welcome, thanks to Brink for good tutorials too! Option 1 uses windows.old.
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