Downgrade to Windows 7


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
       #2

    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. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink said:
    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. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Windows.old is definitely there. Just Checked
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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    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. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Brink said:
    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. Porthos's Avatar
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    Win 10
       #7

    How large is your Windows.old folder?
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  8. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    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. Porthos's Avatar
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    Win 10
       #9

    Seems like everything is there. At a loss why you cant revert.
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  10. Porthos's Avatar
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    Win 10
       #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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