Windows 10: Return from W10 to W7

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  1.    23 Oct 2015 #1

    Return from W10 to W7


    Is there anyway I can replace W10 with W7.This small notebook I purchased came with W8 installed and I then took the free upgrade to W10 but however hard I try W10 is not for me.
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       23 Oct 2015 #2

    Within 30 days of the upgrade to win 10 you can roll back the old OS. Some have had problems doing that. Backup first. Go to Settings>Update & Security> Recovery and click on Go back to Windows (7 or 8.1).
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  3.    23 Oct 2015 #3

    willden said: View Post
    Is there anyway I can replace W10 with W7.This small notebook I purchased came with W8 installed and I then took the free upgrade to W10 but however hard I try W10 is not for me.
    Since the computer came with Windows 8, the only way to get Windows 7 on it is going to be to have a Windows 7 Product Key and do a clean install of Windows 7 on it.

    Within 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10 you could revert back to Windows 8, but that has proven to not be 100% reliable and you should be prepared (have the installation media on hand) to clean install an OS before you go for it.
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  4.    24 Oct 2015 #4

    How do I obtain a W7 key and how do I get rid of W10.I am a complete novice and need guidance please.
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       24 Oct 2015 #5

    Are you within the first 30 days? if so you should need nothing to roll back. If not and it is better to be sure first there should be a small sticker about the size of an address label with the win 7 key it probably is inside the battery compartment. If you need to totally install win 7 there are directions over on the sister forum, Seven Forms. there is tons of advice for reinstalling your system there. Here is a tutorial on making a windows 7 installation drive. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ve-create.html
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  6.    24 Oct 2015 #6

    JohnC said: View Post
    Are you within the first 30 days? if so you should need nothing to roll back. If not and it is better to be sure first there should be a small sticker about the size of an address label with the win 7 key it probably is inside the battery compartment.
    Why would there be a Windows 7 sticker on a computer that came with Windows 8?

    willden said: View Post
    Is there anyway I can replace W10 with W7.This small notebook I purchased came with W8 installed and I then took the free upgrade to W10 but however hard I try W10 is not for me.
    The 30 day rollback will not take the OP to Windows 7. It will take the OP back to Windows 8, that he upgraded from. The Product Key for Windows 8 will be stored in BIOS and the only sticker on the netbook will be a small, square sticker that says Windows 8, with no product key on it.
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       24 Oct 2015 #7
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    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       24 Oct 2015 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Why would there be a Windows 7 sticker on a computer that came with Windows 8?
    I assumed that the W8 reference was a typo. You cannot go back to something you never had. See the title this was my fault for not asking earlier for a clarification . He can use showkey to get the product info https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html . I should have also mentioned that.
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  9.    24 Oct 2015 #9

    Could install "Classic Shell" and make Win 10 look and feel like WIN 7 or 8 ..
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       24 Oct 2015 #10

    Total said: View Post
    Could install "Classic Shell" and make Win 10 look and feel like WIN 7 or 8 ..
    Classic Shell is only one step towards making Windows 10 look and feel like 7. Depending of how close to Windows 7 he want's to go and how willing is to try, he can also change all Windows 10 icons with those from Windows 7, bring Windows gadgets and classic Microsoft games back, make new sound volume and network interface like those of Windows 7 and so on. Have a look at Customization section for similar posts, so I won't have to describe all the steps again.

    I can finally have most of Windows 7 and 8 look and features in my Windows 10 installation, so now I have no excuse telling others to postpone the upgrade.
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