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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       01 Sep 2015 #1

    First Windows 10 Adopters No Longer Allowed to Downgrade to Windows...


    Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29, and at that time, the company clearly specified that all those who wanted to downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 (depending on what their previous operating system was) could do so directly from the OS, using an option included in the recovery section of the settings menu.

    And yet, this option was only available for 30 days after the upgrade was performed, so in case you installed Windows 10 on day 1, the downgrade capabilities should no longer be there.

    As Microsoft explains in its official Windows 10 FAQ:

    “Yes, while we think you will love all the features of Windows 10, you will have one month after upgrading to revert back to the previous version of Windows on your device.”
    Clean install to the rescue

    While the downgrade option might no longer be there (we've received reports confirming that direct downgrading no longer works, but some readers claim that the feature is still alive and kicking), you can always go back to your previous Windows version with a clean install.
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,239
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2015 #2

    The article title is misleading IMHO. Rollback won't work after 30 days, but that doesn't mean you can't go back if you want to. Your still allowed to revert to your previous OS.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 01 Sep 2015 at 07:37.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,
       01 Sep 2015 #3

    Of course you are still able to go back to your original OS labeeman, what gave you the idea that you can't?
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Sep 2015 #4

    Rocky said: View Post
    Of course you are still able to go back to your original OS labeeman, what gave you the idea that you can't?
    Assuming that you made a backup image you can go back anytime you like. The article in the OP is a bit misleading.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 993
    Windows 10 Pro,
       01 Sep 2015 #5

    Actually you could use a back up image or an ISO. I still have ISOs laying around for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Sep 2015 #6

    Rocky said: View Post
    Actually you could use a back up image or an ISO. I still have ISOs laying around for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
    That would be the best way to go, IMO. Noting like a clean start with an OS. Yes, you'll have to reinstall apps/programs but it's worth the effort in the long run.

    Jeff
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2015 #7

    To be fair, I think labeeman just clipped and pasted the article title in as the thread title. I probably should have said "The article title is misleading". Actually I think I'll go fix it.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
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       01 Sep 2015 #8

    Yes, while we think you will love all the features of Windows 10, you will have one month after upgrading to revert back to the previous version of Windows on your device.
    The Above is from Microsoft so maybe the OP is correct.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-faq
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,644
    Windows 10
       01 Sep 2015 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    To be fair, I think labeeman just clipped and pasted the article title in as the thread title. I probably should have said "The article title is misleading". Actually I think I'll go fix it.
    Yep I copied and pasted the title but the forum does not have enough space for the whole title.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Sep 2015 #10

    Gary said: View Post
    The Above is from Microsoft so maybe the OP is correct.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-faq
    That's just a quick, not very detailed question and answer. I still say it refers to the rollback feature, which won't work after 30 days. You can still reinstall your previous OS. Why would Microsoft block doing that? There is nothing to be gained by doing it? All your going to do is piss people off and generate negative press. People need a backup incase Windows 10 has issues on that hardware or they just don't like it.
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