Windows 10: Careful if you use Recovery to restore previous version of Windows

Discus and support Careful if you use Recovery to restore previous version of Windows in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I had some compatibility issues with VOIP service that I use on PC (GV Jack App), so to make it work properly (until PCPhoneSoft comes out with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by rive0108, Aug 5, 2015.

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    Careful if you use Recovery to restore previous version of Windows


    I had some compatibility issues with VOIP service that I use on PC (GV Jack App), so to make it work properly (until PCPhoneSoft comes out with a compatible 10 version), and much nagging from wife that phone didn't work if the kids were logged into their accounts, I decided to restore back Win 7 Ult x64.

    First, I downloaded the Win 10 x64 ISO, and burned it, then I used the free "Magical Jellybean" to recover my new Win10 Pro Product Key.

    Then, accessed Recovery, and Restored Win 7.

    That's when the fun started, there was alittle corruption (shortcuts and stuff), but the biggest issue was the "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not Genuine" issue.

    I of course, had a Win7 backup PC Image, which I then restored, and all is now well.

    Moral is, BACKUP your Windows before upgrading, and make sure you have a Recovery Disc, or Drive (else you may find yourself SOL).


    Careful if you use Recovery to restore previous version of Windows [​IMG]


    :)
     
    rive0108, Aug 5, 2015
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  2. I just uploaded Windows 10 and cannot find ANY of my old documents, photos, videos, etc from Windows 8.1? Help

    You cannot use sytem restore to revert back to previous edition of Windows.

    Use settings>update and security>recovery>Go back to previous version.

    hope it helps.
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Aug 5, 2015
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  3. RESTORE TO THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF WIN10

    Open Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery > under Go back to my previous version of Windows 10, click Get started.

    or

    Press Control + Alt + Delete

    Click Sign out

    At the Sign In screen, hold down the shift key on your keyboard while clicking the Power button on the screen

    Continue to hold down the shift key while clicking Restart

    Continue to hold down the shift key until the Advanced Recovery Options menu appears

    Click Troubleshoot

    Click Advanced options

    Click Go back to the previous version of Windows

    If that option is not available, you will have to manually downgrade:

    Step 1: download Windows 10 1703 from the following link:

    https://tb.rg-adguard.net/index.php?sid=74a7cf5...

    Step 2: create a bootable copy

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...

    Step 3: perform a custom install

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki...
     
    Andre Da Costa, Aug 5, 2015
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