Windows 10: Win 10 rollback faillure BSOD boot loop but boots in safe mode win7?

  1.    26 Jul 2016 #1

    Win 10 rollback faillure BSOD boot loop but boots in safe mode win7?


    I tried rolling back from windows 10 to 7.

    Won't boot, get BSOD trying to boot win 10 but can boot in safe mode win 7!

    My MS License from win 7 shows unactivated after rollback.

    Have tried Everything!
    1. Won't let me restore prev pt in Safe mode/ not there.
    2. Doesn't repair from install disc.
    3. Says no previous vers windows installed, but boots in win 7 safe mode?
    4. Have prod key but can't activate by phone or pc
    5. Tried re-intering prod key in command promp, get error 0x8007043c
    7. Have backup on ex hard drive, but can't access or restore in safe mode
    7. Is a genuine prod key for win 7 purchased laptop
    8. Tried re-installing win 10, but can't due to laptop now showing win 7 key not activated and can't do it in safe mode.
    10. Tried system repair disc from last year, also does not work at all or in safe mode


    Every avenue I have tried on the internet either doesn't work in safe mode or not available. I really don't want to reinstall win 7 but may have to?

    If I have to reinstall win 7, will a backup/restore on ex drive put it back where it was before upgrading to win 10 including programs or just files?

    Ughhhhhhhhh
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  2.    26 Jul 2016 #2

    Omg The solution was in front of my face and so easy :0


    The solution was in front of my face and so easy :0

    All I had to do was uninstall the update!

    This is what I was trying to do: reserve a copy of win 10 for later
    Get Windows 10 for Free After July 29th, with a Little Prep Now

    If I uninstalled the update and it shows in my update history, can I re install it a year from now as the article states?
    Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, version 1511, 10586


    Installation date: ‎7/‎24/‎2016 2:02 PM


    Installation status: Successful


    Update type: Optional


    Install the next version of Windows.


    More information:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=507415


    Help and Support:
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=507417

    Thanks!!
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  3.    26 Jul 2016 #3

    Did you ever confirm that Windows 10 was fully activated on your computer? Without having actually seen Windows 10 fully activated on your computer it is just a guess as to whether you now have a digital entitlement/license for Windows 10 stored on Microsoft activation servers for it.
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  4.    27 Jul 2016 #4

    Yes, I believed that it was activated and then rolled back. Anyway to check?

    I installed, then tried rolling it back but had to uninstall the 10 update. I have an icon showing "Get windows 10", so I am assuming it wasn't?

    If I need to reinstall 10 and then go back to 7, what would you suggest I do to have a some transition back to 7 from 10. I don't want the mess I had earlier.

    Thank you so much for your reply.
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  5.    27 Jul 2016 #5

    Looking through the forum, it seems that I did not activate it with a MS account. I assume I need to reinstall then rollback.

    I would appreciate the best way to do this so I don't have any problems. System image? Backup to hard drive instead of external?

    Thanks again
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