Downgrading after clean Install of windows 10

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    Downgrading after clean Install of windows 10


    Hey
    So I did a clean install of windows 10 because my computer was running slow, but now I would like to downgrade back to windows and I don't have the "windows.old" because of the clean install.

    Could someone please help me figure out a way to downgrade to my old windows 7.

    Thanks in advance
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    Did you ever create the recovery disc set for Windows 7?
    Did you create a image backup of Windows 7 before upgrading to Windows 10?

    If neither of these you are going to have to find a ISO download for the version of Windows 7 you had on the internet as there are no official Microsoft sites for this nay more. The first part of this tutorial discusses all the possible ways to do this:

    How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

    There is also a possibility that you can use the built-in recovery partition to restore to factory state by pressing a Fn key during boot. Not sure which one the tablet uses though.
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  3. Posts : 441
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    Obizan said:
    Hey
    So I did a clean install of windows 10 because my computer was running slow, but now I would like to downgrade back to windows and I don't have the "windows.old" because of the clean install.

    Could someone please help me figure out a way to downgrade to my old windows 7.

    Thanks in advance
    You need to download the media for your old version of windows and then you need to install that, If you have your licence key your cool if not you need to purchase a new key.
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    Bazz said:
    You need to download the media for your old version of windows and then you need to install that, If you have your licence key your cool if not you need to purchase a new key.
    my Old windows came with my computer is there a way to find the key on my hardware somewhere
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  5. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    It should be on the COA sticker affixed to the computer somewhere.
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  6. Posts : 441
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    Ztruker said:
    It should be on the COA sticker affixed to the computer somewhere.
    In a ideal world, the dog ate it, the kids pulled it off, keeping it safe is not always on average joe's mind.
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  7. Posts : 11
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    Ztruker said:
    It should be on the COA sticker affixed to the computer somewhere.
    yea I don't have that sticker anywhere so i guess I am gonna have to try all the other options
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    Obizan said:
    yea I don't have that sticker anywhere so i guess I am gonna have to try all the other options
    Hello, Obizan. Welcome to Windows Ten Forums.

    Does your Elitebook have a recovery partition on it?
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  9. Posts : 11
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    HippsieGypsie said:
    Hello, Obizan. Welcome to Windows Ten Forums.

    Does your Elitebook have a recovery partition on it?
    I have created one but i can't find I saved it on a usb
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  10. Posts : 11
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    would I be allowed to copy the windows.old folder from another computer and use that as my backup
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