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  1.    15 Jan 2016 #1
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    Can I go back to Windows 10?


    I've had Windows 10 since July. Lately I've had a few problems with it so I went back to Windows 8 using the CD that I had purchased. As I think about it, maybe I jumped to conclusions--maybe the problems were of my own doing. I'm not saying that it was but it was possible. If I want to go back to 10 can I still do it at no cost if it's done before July?
    To be honest with you, since I'm back to 8 I do miss 10.
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  2.    15 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you didn't change the motherboard you shouldn't have any issues going back.
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  3.    15 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    If this is the same system that you had an activated W10 then you can go back to W10 with a clean install and it will activate as MS knows what you had on that system.

    Jim
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  4.    15 Jan 2016 #4
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    Yes, this is the same machine with nothing changed. Thanks for your answer. Since I was using Win 10 for 6 months and then went back to 8, I can now tell the difference in speed. On my machine 10 is faster than 8 and I'm much more pleased with 10. I do think, however, that on Windows 10 MS went too far on security. There were too many things I wanted to do but did not have permission--on my own personal machine. But, maybe I can find some work around for those issues.
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  5.    15 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Yes, this is the same machine with nothing changed. Thanks for your answer. Since I was using Win 10 for 6 months and then went back to 8, I can now tell the difference in speed. On my machine 10 is faster than 8 and I'm much more pleased with 10. I do think, however, that on Windows 10 MS went too far on security. There were too many things I wanted to do but did not have permission--on my own personal machine. But, maybe I can find some work around for those issues.
    You can work around and or fix those issues, depending on what they actually were. Talking about your "permissions problem"
    Windows 10 is FAR better than Windows 8 or 8.1
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  6.    15 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    You can work around and or fix those issues, depending on what they actually were. Talking about your "permissions problem"
    Windows 10 is FAR better than Windows 8 or 8.1
    I think I just ran into a couple back to back and I should have looked further for a work around. Next week I'm going back to Win10.
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  7.    15 Jan 2016 #7
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    I just started downloading it and will install tomorrow. How do I know where the download is going on my harddrive?
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  8.    16 Jan 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I just started downloading it and will install tomorrow. How do I know where the download is going on my harddrive?
    I don't recall where my file ended up.. but I would guess it's going to end up in the download folder or the desktop.
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  9.    16 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I just started downloading it and will install tomorrow. How do I know where the download is going on my harddrive?
    Most of the time in your default folder....which should be named Downloads. C:\users\yourname\downloads
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  10.    16 Jan 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Most of the time in your default folder....which should be named Downloads. C:\users\yourname\downloads
    Yes , normally that is the default folder. However, before downloading, the "Save" Dialog pops up and you can choose where to save to a different place. I normally change the browser option to always save to Desktop, easier to find/move/delete.
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