1.    06 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 11
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    Downgrade to Windows 7


    I have found it necessary to Downgrade back to W7 from the W10 upgrade.
    Selecting Settings/Update & Security/Recovery does not present me with "Go Back to Windows 7".
    I am presented with "Advanced Startup" and then "Restart Now"
    Can anybody please help
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  2.    06 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,791
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello MountainMan,

    If it's been longer than one month since you upgraded to Windows 10 or you deleted the "C:\Windows.old" folder, you will not have the "Go back to previous Windows" option anymore.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

    If the above is the case, then you'll need to clean install Windows 7 to go back instead.
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  3.    06 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello MountainMan,

    If it's been longer than one month since you upgraded to Windows 10 or you deleted the "C:\Windows.old" folder, you will not have the "Go back to previous Windows" option anymore.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...s-windows.html

    If the above is the case, then you'll need to clean install Windows 7 to go back instead.
    Thanks for reply. I upgraded only 9 days ago.
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  4.    06 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Windows.old is definitely there. Just Checked
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  5.    06 Jul 2016 #5
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You might see if you may be able to go back using OPTION ONE at boot in the tutorial above.

    However, I don't think it'll be available there either since it's not for OPTION TWO.

    Did you use Disk Cleanup or any other 3rd party program to clean the drive since you upgraded to Windows 10?
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  6.    06 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You might see if you may be able to go back using OPTION ONE at boot in the tutorial above.

    However, I don't think it'll be available there either since it's not for OPTION TWO.

    Did you use Disk Cleanup or any other 3rd party program to clean the drive since you upgraded to Windows 10?
    Thanks. No the options are not available. No "cleanup" or any 3rd party software at all used. !!!
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  7.    06 Jul 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 196
    Win 7 8 and 10

    How large is your Windows.old folder?
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  8.    06 Jul 2016 #8
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    Thanks again. The "Windows.old" folder is:- size=30.6 gbytes. Size on disc=30.8 gbytes. There are 160685 files in 22240 folders and this was created on 21st. June (today being 6th July)
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  9.    06 Jul 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 196
    Win 7 8 and 10

    Seems like everything is there. At a loss why you cant revert.
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  10.    06 Jul 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 196
    Win 7 8 and 10

    This is supposed to do the job and says its free. Never used it because I have NEVER had the need to leave Win 10.
    Windows 10 Rollback Utility
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