Windows 10: Rolling Back From Windows 10 To Your Older OS Appears Problematic

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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #51

    This could be serious.

    I upgraded from 7 to 10 to give it a whirl, then rolled back after making a windows 10 ISO image, i then installed using the windows 10 ISO image to see if it was better for me, it wasn't so I formatted my HD and put a windows 7 image back on.

    I wonder how Microsoft will deal with this as I had a clean install of windows 10 on (you cant roll back clearly as there are no windows 7 files on there) does this mean that as I clean installed Windows 10 that my old Windows 7 code could become inactive ?

    I'm suspecting to be safe it may be better for me to upgrade windows 7 (in place) then roll back again ?? .. then put my Windows 7 image back on ?

    I wish Microsoft would be absolutely clear about this !
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #52

    your only allowed to roll back for 30 days after upgrade

    "Good day, Windows customer. Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to test Windows 10. As always, should you or any of your shadow users be caught or killed, Microsoft will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Your previous OS will self-destruct in 30 days. Good luck."

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/w...days-roll-back
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #53

    I wonder how Microsoft will deal with this
    If you're running Win7, most likely, MS is going to do nothing. Even though their activation servers have info from your previous upgrade, you're using a legally licensed version of Win7. There really is nothing they can do.

    And, if they did decide to deactivate all the folks that tried to upgrade, or actually upgraded to Win10 and then decided to Go Back to their previous OS, that would be LOTS of folks -- and cause a media storm that MS does not want to deal with.
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    W10Prox64
       20 Aug 2015 #54

    Maybe someone has already asked this, but I haven't found it yet, so here goes:

    If you upgrade a W7/W8 system, use W10 for, say, 15 days, and then rollback due to problems, then, update again a little later, do you still get another 30 days? or, are you left with 15 days?
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       20 Aug 2015 #55

    Dave44 said: View Post
    your only allowed to roll back for 30 days after upgrade

    "Good day, Windows customer. Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to test Windows 10. As always, should you or any of your shadow users be caught or killed, Microsoft will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Your previous OS will self-destruct in 30 days. Good luck."

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/w...days-roll-back

    Dave44

    The title of the article is poorly worded in my opinion. You can always go back after even after 30 you just won't be able to roll back. You just restore from an image back or reinstall windows 7/8.x A phone call might be need to re-activate windows 7/8.x



    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    If you're running Win7, most likely, MS is going to do nothing. Even though their activation servers have info from your previous upgrade, you're using a legally licensed version of Win7. There really is nothing they can do.

    And, if they did decide to deactivate all the folks that tried to upgrade, or actually upgraded to Win10 and then decided to Go Back to their previous OS, that would be LOTS of folks -- and cause a media storm that MS does not want to deal with.
    Mark Phelps
    If they deactivated windows 7 or 8.1 keys that wouldn't work to well for those that have the retail version. According to poster here, to transfer the windows 10 to the new computer. You have to install windows 7/8.1 retail on the new computer, activate then upgrade to windows 10 then activate it again. A phone might be needed to activate on the new system. If they deactivate the keys, people would have to call Microsoft twice to activate and hopefully they would.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #56

    Dave44 said: View Post
    your only allowed to roll back for 30 days after upgrade

    "Good day, Windows customer. Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to test Windows 10. As always, should you or any of your shadow users be caught or killed, Microsoft will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Your previous OS will self-destruct in 30 days. Good luck."

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/w...days-roll-back
    I'm not going to waste my time reading the article. You can still go back to your previous OS. You won't be able to use the rollback feature in Windows because the files it uses will be deleted.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       20 Aug 2015 #57

    Dave44 said: View Post
    your only allowed to roll back for 30 days after upgrade

    "Good day, Windows customer. Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to test Windows 10. As always, should you or any of your shadow users be caught or killed, Microsoft will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Your previous OS will self-destruct in 30 days. Good luck."

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/w...days-roll-back
    Reminds me of ........

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