Windows 10: Need To Return To Windows 7 Home


  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
       16 Nov 2015 #1

    Need To Return To Windows 7 Home


    I have really no good reason to hate Windows 10, but, I get frustrated trying to deal with 10. I would guess it would take time to get real involved in using the new Windows 10. I loved Windows 7, and know how it's operates and to deal with any issues. So, here I am three or so months into the use of Win 10, and cannot go back to Win 7 by what all says it can be done.

    I would like to try this... I have a set (3 disc) that came with the computer I bought from HP. It's the recovery or restore disc that I can make a complete recovery of the hard drive, etc. So, does anyone know if this can be done just by doing such to get back to Windows 7 Home?
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  2.    16 Nov 2015 #2

    FD611V said: View Post
    I have really no good reason to hate Windows 10, but, I get frustrated trying to deal with 10. I would guess it would take time to get real involved in using the new Windows 10. I loved Windows 7, and know how it's operates and to deal with any issues. So, here I am three or so months into the use of Win 10, and cannot go back to Win 7 by what all says it can be done.

    I would like to try this... I have a set (3 disc) that came with the computer I bought from HP. It's the recovery or restore disc that I can make a complete recovery of the hard drive, etc. So, does anyone know if this can be done just by doing such to get back to Windows 7 Home?
    There's no crime in liking another OS. and 7 is a very good one, IMO. I hope you continue to enjoy your computer and Windows 7.

    Jeff
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  3.    16 Nov 2015 #3

    Yes, you can go back to Windows 7 with the factory computer restore disks. You might have to enter the product key that was on the label on the bottom of the laptop, but probably not. You can also clean install Windows 7 if you have generic Windows 7 discs and a product key that will work with whatever disks you get.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       16 Nov 2015 #4

    I would strongly recommend you create an image backup of Windows 10 before you regress to Windows 7. Then if something goes wrong or you change your mind, it's a 20 minute job to return to Windows 10. Macrium Reflect is a good choice for software and an external hard drive is the best place to store it.
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  5. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
       16 Nov 2015 #5

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes, you can go back to Windows 7 with the factory computer restore disks. You might have to enter the product key that was on the label on the bottom of the laptop, but probably not. You can also clean install Windows 7 if you have generic Windows 7 discs and a product key that will work with whatever disks you get.
    There are actual 4 disc. One is a Supplemental Recovery, and the other three are System Recovery #1, #2, and #3. With these disc came a Factory reset Product Key number(s). I contacted Microsoft Support Center, and they tell me this cannot be done, as the Windows 7 C:\\Windows. old folder was deleted after a month . Windows 10 automatically removed the "old" Windows 7 installation files.
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  6.    16 Nov 2015 #6

    FD611V said: View Post
    There are actual 4 disc. One is a Supplemental Recovery, and the other three are System Recovery #1, #2, and #3. With these disc came a Factory reset Product Key number(s). I contacted Microsoft Support Center, and they tell me this cannot be done, as the Windows 7 C:\\Windows. old folder was deleted after a month . Windows 10 automatically removed the "old" Windows 7 installation files.
    You cannot revert back to Windows 7 from within Windows 10. But you certainly can re-install Windows 7 from the restore disks, windows.old folder has nothing to do with that. You will lose everything stored on your computer if you don't back it up first.
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