Windows 10: Uninstall Win 10 and upgrade later in year

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  1.    09 Sep 2015 #11

    Not quit the same thing but I've installed Enterprise on my laptop and gone back to Pro with no issues. Both clean installs. No key was needed for the Pro install as it was originally a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro.
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #12

    What does "Clean install Windows 10" involve? can you publish (or link me) to a simple guide. I was running Win and want to do what you did. In effect go back for now, but retain the offer of free upgrade to 10 later in the year.
    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes I do have a source. I have done it. Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Went back to Windows 7. Clean install Windows 10. Same computer, in that order. No problems with activations. Microsoft has published that once an upgrade is done to Windows 10 on a computer that clean installs of Windows 10 will activate on that same computer for the life of that computer. They have made no mention that installing another version of Windows in between would do anything to invalidate that.
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  4.    30 Nov 2015 #14

    On a similar theme, i've got another issue - if anyone can help:

    Over the last few weeks/months my computer has been gently reminding me that i can upgrade to Windows 10 and i've just pressed no or pressed x or whatever as i just dont want to get involved.


    The other day it got a bit more serious with me though - a big screen came up saying upgrade now or later. I pressed later (cant be doing with any changes on my computer at the moment - when i've done things like this in the past, there's usually something that happens that takes ages to sort out) but it started updating it anyway...!

    I stopped it but it came up saying one thing had already been upgraded (no idea what) and are you sure and i said yes!

    Problem now, is that every so often (well just about every day) the same screen comes up, i keep pressing upgrade later but it starts downloading it again, unless i press stop. Any way of stopping this happening or even better, get back to where i was previously or should i just go for it and download the whole thing? And cross my fingers!

    Just that i’m hearing conflicting views – some say it’s worked fine, others a nightmare and all scenarios in between.

    Cheers in advance.

    P.S. Oh and i'm clueless on all this, so words of one syllable would help!
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  5.    30 Nov 2015 #15

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    I was using Win7 home premium. I just have tried Win 10 for a couple of weeks and found it sadly lacking and slow! The mousepad needs re-installing every couple of days and wifi keep dropping off, and other issues.

    So what I would like to do it go back to Win 7 and maybe upgrade before the "free" year expires and maybe Miscrosoft repairs some of the faults.

    I understand I can go back easily within the one month period but will I still receive another invite to upgrade when i am ready? Otherwise how can I ensure I get Win 10 for free before next July?
    As others have noted, once you've done the upgrade, you have 10, and you shouldn't have to worry about another invite.

    But before you downgrade, get Macrium Reflect at http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx and make an image of your 10 upgrade, just in case you have problems with the downgrade. (It's a good idea anyway.)

    BTW, depending on your finances, consider buying a new drive for 10 for the eventual installation of 10. An image will accomplish the same thing, but a separate drive will make going back quick and painless.
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  6.    30 Nov 2015 #16

    R11 BFC said: View Post
    On a similar theme, i've got another issue - if anyone can help:

    Over the last few weeks/months my computer has been gently reminding me that i can upgrade to Windows 10 and i've just pressed no or pressed x or whatever as i just dont want to get involved.
    Download GWX Control Panel (freeware) at http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-Stopper.shtml and load it. It's a tiny program that will let you clear out Windows nagware or keep it available but out of your face. It also gives you the option to stay resident in the system tray to warn you if Microsoft is trying to download it again.
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  7.    03 Dec 2015 #17

    cpmusic said: View Post
    Download GWX Control Panel (freeware) at http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-Stopper.shtml and load it. It's a tiny program that will let you clear out Windows nagware or keep it available but out of your face. It also gives you the option to stay resident in the system tray to warn you if Microsoft is trying to download it again.
    Cheers mate.
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