1.    05 Dec 2015 #1
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    Poor Win 10


    I upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10, and some of my games will not work, can I return to Win 8 or 8.1???????
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  2.    05 Dec 2015 #2
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    Have you tried installing or running the games in a compatibility mode?
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  3.    05 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmicrochip View Post
    I upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10, and some of my games will not work, can I return to Win 8 or 8.1???????
    RE : can I return to Win 8 or Win 8.1
    Yes, but on 2 conditions:
    1. You have not deleted the winows.old from C drive.
    2. You installed Win 10 less than 30 days ago.

    If you meet the above 2 conditions, you can go back by.......
    Start button > Settings > Update & Security > left side, click Recovery > right side, under Go Back to Windows 8.1, click the Get Started button.

    If 30 days period has passed, you will need a Win 8.1 installation disk to reinstall.
    Last edited by davidhk; 05 Dec 2015 at 11:46.
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  4.    05 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Yes, you can revert back to Windows 8.1 anytime you want, even after a year has passed. Make sure that you have the original Windows 8 installation disc, because an ISO might not work for a clean install of your previous OS.
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Poor Win 10


    1st. Yes I tried compatibility mode, no good.
    2nd. I have the Win 7 Prod. key as it was pre installed, and I upgraded on line to win 8 and then win 10. will I still be able to go back from Win 10 ????.
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  6.    07 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmicrochip View Post
    2nd. I have the Prod. key as it was pre installed, and I upgraded to win 8 and then win 10. will I still be able to do it????.
    Still able to do what ?
    To go back to Win 8.1 ?
    I gave you a reply on how to go back to Win 8.1, with 2 conditions.
    Can you use my method ?
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  7.    07 Dec 2015 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Its over 30 days, no prod key except for win 7 prod key
    Last edited by Oldmicrochip; 07 Dec 2015 at 10:47.
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  8.    07 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    What is your goal, Windows 7 or Windows 8? Either way, yes you can go back anytime you like if you secure the proper installation media. You might have to buy that from the manufacturer of your computer, but you are not limited to any time frame to roll back to a previous version of Windows.
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  9.    07 Dec 2015 #9
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    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldmicrochip View Post
    Its over 30 days, no prod key except for win 7


    A product key is important, but you really need the installation media.
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