Is It Practical To Switch Back To Win 7?

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Is It Practical To Switch Back To Win 7?

    I have so many problems with Win 10 that I want to change back to Win 7. Is it practical to do a clean install of Win 7 after previously migrating all my programs to Win 10? Will I just have to go back to Win 10 in the future?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,071
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Your PC isn't compatible with Win 10 according to this list
    Windows 10 - Which model supports upgrade to Windows 10?

    - I couldn't quickly find one for the USA so you could check that as it could be a US only model.

    If you had been using disk imaging, you could simply have restored images created before you upgraded in a couple of hours- maybe less.

    Yes, you can clean install Win 7: I would suggest you use disk imaging to image what you have now so that you have a full backup which allows you to retrieve almost anything you forgot to back up any other way.

    Nothing will force you to upgrade to Win 10, and you can reinstall that or restore your disk images any time you like.

    Creating disk images lets you restore Windows and all your disks and partitions to a previous working state, quickly and probably without technical help.

    You can recover from:
    - a failed disk drive (restore to a new one)
    - ransomware (which encrypts your disk)
    - user error
    - unrecoverable problems from failed updates to problem programs
    - unbootable PC (hardware faults aside)

    Images also act as a full backup- you can extract files too.

    You can even use images to help you move more easily and quickly to a new PC.

    Imaging can even help you sleep at night knowing you have a second chance.

    Many here recommend Macrium Reflect (free) as a good robust solution and more reliable than some others. It’s
    - more feature rich
    - more flexible
    - more reliable
    than Windows Backup and Restore system images.

    It's well supported with videos, help and a responsive forum.
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
    Posts : 2,967
    Win 10 X64 Pro 2004 19041.208

    I think that the Z87 Pro is compatible with Win 10. At least, Asus has Win 10 drivers for it.

    You could go back to 7. Microsoft will support it until January 14, 2020.

    As far as I know, Microsoft has no further plans to strong arm Win 7 users onto 10 now that the free upgrade year is over.

    I don't know what you mean by "Is it practical to do a clean install of Win 7". That would be your only option. If you have installation media for all of your software, all that you'd need would be time. (And backing up all of your data elsewhere.)

    Is your Win 10 install an upgrade over 7, or did you do a clean install? A clean install can avoid many potential problems, although it's not guaranteed.
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